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Review of Fairy Caves

Fairy Caves
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Fairy Cave and Wind Cave from Kuching City
Ranked #4 of 88 things to do in Kuching
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

These caves are good, lots of steps. Would advise good walking shoes and I used a stick as I have a bad knee. Go slow and take it all in, be carefully of your footing on the way down, take a small torch with you or a head lamp.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent excursion”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

If I had limited time in and around Kuching the Fairy Caves would probably not be my first priority, but if you've got the time they are absolutely worth the visit! They are quite pretty and it's fun to explore all the nooks and crannies.

Caves generally make me quite claustrophobic, but the fairy cave is huge, open and bright with lots of sunlight filtering in. Boots are preferable to sandals as there are lots of steps and it's very damp with lots of slippery moss.

We also had the place to ourselves for the better part of an hour, it's a great way to leave behind the crowds that you get at the Orang-utan Sanctuary etc.

It's easiest to get there if you've got your own wheels - and I highly recommend renting a car in Kuching - driving there is significantly less stressful than on mainland Malaysia and it gives you easy access to the National Parks, Fairy Caves, Orang-utans etc. Rental is also pretty inexpensive, around $20 a day.

Visited November 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“AMAZING, remember to bring a torch”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very hard to find, someone needs to put up proper directions to the Fairy Caves as we followed some off the internet and they were wrong. As far as I'm concerned the ones on Google Maps are incorrect too. Once we finally found the place and climbed up all the stairs, it was a breathtaking experience. It's like being in another world. It's not scary like some people might say it is, it's just dark and very still. Absolutely gorgeous inside, I'm not a very adventurous person and I was reluctant to go at first but I am so glad I did, will remember it forever. We went to Wind Caves afterwards and it was nowhere near as exciting.

Visited February 2013
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“A big cave with a quite easy access”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

It is a bit hard to find. We had our own car and as there were no signs before the last crossing it took a while to find the cave. But once there you don't mind getting lost on the way. There is 100+ stairs to climbe before you'll reach the entrance. And still up you go with small and slippery, also a bit broken, steps which are on times quite steep. BUT our 4-year old could do it so... :D

Once you reach the cave the view is awesome with daylight coming in from the upper cave "mouth" (not able to enter this way). Cave is high and one huge space with some smaller hidden parts. You can spend some time explorering each corner. To walk via the tiled route you don't really need a torch (it is a bit dark though) but to leave them and see everything well you should bring one. Our children loved going around and looking for the fairies.

There are some bats and birds in the cave and you easily dirt your clothes here so don't wear the best outfit you own.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very nice and wonderful!!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

There at least two caves. The best one is no name wild cave about 100 meters before the main entrance of Fairy cave. Be prepared with torch and clothes.

Visited March 2013
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