Cave Exploration

Discover age-old wall paintings and ancient remains. Be enchanted with the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and harvest of bird’s nest. Caving or spelunking is one of the many exciting activities that will surely amaze you.

Malaysia has some of the world’s most intriguing caves – the largest cave chamber (Sarawak Chamber), largest cave passage (Deer Cave) and longest cave (Clearwater Cave) and many cave sites. These caves nestled within primeval rainforests and mangroves are home to fruit bats, birds, invertebrates and insects. Capture the exodus of bats and birds flying to their nests. In addition, some caves like the caves in Lenggong Valley, and Niah Cave are archaeological sites, while some have become famous cave temples like Batu Caves and Sam Poh Tong Temple. Others became home to swiftlets, making them perfect for harvesting of bird’s nest.

Just like other eco-adventures, caving also has varying levels of difficulty. Most caves in Malaysia are equipped with marked paths and platforms. However, some are only accessible by boat or require visitors to rough it out and crawl on all fours. Showcaves such as Gua Kelam have well-lit walkways. Go caving and make it your very own National Geographic.  

Recommended Places to Visit:

  • Niah National Park
  • Mount Mulu National Park
  • Batu Caves
  • Sam Poh Tong Temple
  • Gua Kelam
  • Gua Asar, Lenggong
  • Gua Gunung Runtuh, Lenggong
  • Gua Kajang, Lenggong
  • Gua Ngaum, Lenggong
  • Gua Puteri, Lenggong
  • Gua Teluk Kelawar, Lenggong