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Fairy Caves, Kuching

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To enter the spooky underground world of Fairy Caves you have to navigate a cramped passage and climb some steep stairs. Once inside, look for interesting rock formations, including one that resembles a human throat and uvula, and another that looks like a statue of Quanyin, the goddess of mercy. A thin layer of plants--fed by the guano-enriched soil--clings to the wall of the cavern, creating an unusual look rarely seen in other caves. The makers of the guano hang from the ceiling and flit about the cave. Take a look at our Kuching trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Fairy Caves and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Cave with a large number of walking paths in the Interior. Spectacular shapes, forms, infiltration. Worth to see
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  • Probably our third favourite place in and around Kuching. Would benefit from a better bus service as the only options are to book an expensive tour or hire a driver for the morning. It was cheaper goi...  more »
  • Beautiful, huge cave. Absolutely waterproof and slip-resistant shoes! The meetings can be very steep and wet. Flashlights are beneficial. Challenge: find the fairy! ;-) They really exist.
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  • The local authority should place more visible signage to Fairy Cave. At the information centre, no info provided about the cave. Overall scaling the cave with children 6, 8 and 10 yrs old is a great challenge. They love it off course but we keep reminding them about security and danger. There is a dark part where you climb the stair. It wet. Safety rope should be provided along the stairs. The view inside the cave is beautiful. Outside, the paddy field view also great.
  • We have kids with age 5, 6 and 8, climbing to the cave is acceptable challenge. Just watch out for slippery steps and bring your torch light (or handphone flash light will do) as some of the area will be dark. No attendant and proper instructive sign inside, so you can only follow the steps and mind your own safety. According to a private guide whi bring his customers here, some of the area is closed but the sign had been removed. So, please do not explore dark area deep inside the cave after reach the top or there are safety hazard. The entrance fee is cheap but we expect some basic safety like putting up a proper signage. Toilet and wash basin with hand soap is good as we need to clean our hand after holding the railing with bat droppings. The scenery inside cave make the visit worthwhile.
  • Nice stop after visiting the serikin market (at the indonesian border).
  • Its amazing place to visit God creatures that make u feel awesome to see and worth to come
  • Very nice, photogenic, can actually explore cave without flashlight or even using cellphone light. Steep steps, but there are railings.

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Where to stay in Kuching

The most popular area to stay in Kuching remains just south of the Sarawak River, where you can find affordable hotels offering basic but comfortable rooms. South of Jalan Main Bazaar, budget backpacker accommodations in the form of hostels and guesthouses draw many visitors with limited means. Consider the districts north of the river for more exclusive and resort-style alternatives.
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