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“Nothing much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Wind Caves

Wind Caves
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Fairy Cave and Wind Cave from Kuching City
Ranked #17 of 87 things to do in Kuching
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Nothing much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Entrance fee of RM1.
Just walkways into a cave.
80% of the walk is dark area.
You see almost nothing except bats.

It's totally different from FairyCave.

Visited July 2013
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“Make sure the batteries in your torch work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

You can hire torches, but it's hard to see. If you like the sound and smell of bats- this place is for you.

Visited May 2013
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“Not for those frightened of bats!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We loved it. Access is easy (particularly by comparison with the nearby Fairy Cave) but the reason it is called Wind Cave is lost on me. However - it is full of thousands of tiny bats as well as cave swiftlets and other strange creatures (look for the little blue frogs). There is a boardwalk that extends through the full length of the cave. You will need a torch, but if you are on a tour most tour guides provide one. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Penang
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“Super Dark Cave!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's indeed a very windy cave where you can explore the whole cave without sweat at all. I was so scare to bump into the bats as the bats fly everywhere.
Very nice walkway with wooden stairs throughout the whole cave.
Going in a group is preferred. Torch is a must!

Visited July 2012
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“Bring a good torch and a lot of mosquito rebellent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Drove our own car and were not quite sure where to go. Malaysians are not the best with road signs... Couple of times you can only guess the direction (on the way from Kuching). We entered the cave with for torches which were altogether not enough powerful really to explore the cave. You walk on slippery plankway and need to have really bright light to see further aside it.

We went throught the cave anyway but were quite frustrated and disappointed with the uninformed maintanance work. At first we reached the end of the trail 1. That trail is supposed end up on the upper river bank with some beautiful views on the river. Well as it happened there was a locked gate on the end (like 4 oto 5 meter after you leave the cave) and all we could see was a hint of the river behind the trees. There was no information anywhere that you are not actually able to enter this viewing point.

Next we took the trail number 3 on the half way of trail no. 1 thinking we'll go out of the cave that way and then again inside with the entrance 2. We walked the trail to the end just to see that the entrance was closed due to maintanance. It would have been nice if this was informed outside already when you pay and register to enter the cave. Luckily the trail no. 3 is only a bit over 100 meters oneway so there is no big damage on this BUT as you go back and leave the cave and enter the trail 2 and walk through it and think you can still enjoy the jungle trail you'll get disappointed again. Yes, it was closed due to maintanance and of course without further notice.

Anyway, near the other entrance for the trail no. 2 there are quite many small fossiles on the ceiling. Look carefully! This helped to work with our disappointment.

Visited March 2013
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