Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park

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Deer Cave attracts thousands of visitors every year with its unique rock formations, including the one at its south entrance that resembles the profile of Abraham Lincoln. The cave was opened for public in 1984, and it was long regarded the world's largest cave passage. It is home to three million bats you can watch twirling and swarming outside the cave from the park's bat observatory. The walk to the cave through a tropical rainforest via a 3 km (1.9 mi) plank is an attraction in its own right. To visit Deer Cave on your trip to Gunung Mulu National Park, use our Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planning site .
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  • One of nature wonders and must see when in Mulu. Together with bat exodus it was one of the strongest experience in my life.  more »
  • Made with a park guide with the other cave smaller but with prettier stalactites and stalagmites. Very large cave not stifling at all and, at the exit, terrace with bleacher at 50 m to wait for the exit of the bats by clouds. Quiet walk.
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