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Wind Caves, Kuching

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Grab on to your flashlight as you navigate the dark caverns of Wind Caves, where only the movement of air and the occasional bat chirps break the profound silence. Reflective strips guide you through the caverns as you observe the natural formations and a large family of bats nesting there. Learn about the cave's features by reading the many museum-like information boards, or ask a tour guide to talk you through this underground world. Bring a helmet or sturdy hat to protect your head from the imminent bat droppings. To visit Wind Caves on your trip to Kuching, use our Kuching journey planning tool .
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  • This place is really awesome. It's good to go with a tour guide they can tell you what to look out for. There were lots of bats and even snakes. Very dark in some places so bring a torch. I think they...  more »
  • Took a while to find the real entrance as much of the buildings, walkways were falling apart and the signage poor. It was interesting, quite large and loaded with bats. We were the only ones visiting ...  more »
  • Guided walkway around the caves can be slippery so bring good shoes.Also a good torch as it is very dark. Lots of Bats of different types also some swifts.Some good rock colors.Three main routes. chec...  more »
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  • Good place to explore for those who love adventure. Its very cooling inside the cave with catwalk for you to walk from one end of the cave to the other outlet. Bear in mind that it is pitch dark inside bring along a torch light to shine your way and enjoy the beauty of the cave features and the bats that hang upside down from the ceiling of the cave. If you are lucky one can spot a cave frog and other creatures as well.
  • Wind Cave used to be very clean, an awesome place to visit and for picnics few years back. However, the condition of the hats, the planks pathways, platforms and the cement steps have much deteriorated. Moss grown on them and the steps are very slippery, covered with muds. The toilets are not maintained. During my time of visit there was no water and thus the toilets were very dirty and smelt awful. Be extra careful if going to the river. Beware of broken glasses. On the other, inside the cave the sight is breath taking with many magnificent stalagmites and stalactites also many swifts and their nests. Of course their dung which dropped on the pathways are not welcoming. Inside the cave is very dark so make sure you bright torch light or you can rent them at the guard information counter.
  • Much more informational than Fairy Caves and more extensive, yet with the boardwalks the walking was much easier and relaxing. More to see than Fairy as well. Lots of bat! Very cool.
  • Very interesting geological formation to observe. Bring along a torch light. It's pitch black inside which is very original as a cave. The path is somehow slippery, just be careful. Many bats living inside.
  • Great place to hear and view bats in their natural habitat. Lots of information posts around the cave. One part was sadly closed off. You may need to purchase a bright flashlight at the counter if you haven't got one, as our regular phone's flashlight aren't very bright to see the cave formations and bats further up from the walkway. Pitch dark inside.

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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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