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24 December 2011

Wind Cave at Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia

Wind Cave is a show cave located at Bau, near Kuching, in Sarawak, Malaysia.

There are many caves in the Bau area, and they were first described by Europeans in the mid 19th century.

Gua Angin or Wind Cave lies about 2 km west of Bau town.
There is an entry fee of RM3 (2007)

When Sir Hugh Low visited in 1845 he was told the cave was the habitation of dragons and bad spirits. The tales of dragons probably originate from the noise the wind makes when blowing through the cave, the wind that gives the cave its name. It can be an eerie noise when in a pitch black cave.

Wind Cave has three main entrances and a river flows through the cave and joins the Sungai Sarawak Kanan at the northern entrance.
There are also lots of bats in the cave, and the noise of their fluttering wings can also sound like wind. Other animals live in the cave, mostly invertebrates such as long legged centipedes, spiders, crickets.

There are also bird nests

The river flowing past one entrance

See Fairy Cave.

© Liz Price
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