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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  • I have seen many caves around the world and this is an absolute natural wonder of the world not to be missed!! Knowledge of the guides was fantastic and to see the bat exodus and learn about the HUGE....  more »
  • Huge main chamber measuring 100m by 120m. Boardwalk all the way to the inner chambers. The Garden of Eden is currently closed to visitors but you can see it from the inner chamber.  more »
  • Deer Cave is one of those places that you will never forget for the rest of your life. The breadth and depth of the place is mind-boggling. To make life easirer for tourists, the boardwalks have been constructed throughout the cave (at the least the areas that are open to leisure visitors). Illumination at key locations within the cave is excellent. It can be pretty wet and humid inside the cave as might be expected. Highly recommended for anyone visiting this part of the world.
  • A comfortable observatory has been erected at a reasonable distance to watch the squads of bats swirl around the cave of the entrance prior to taking off in search for the night.

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