Named after its inhabitants,the Malaysian fuit bats, this
cave is located along the Kilim River. Accessible only by
boat, you can then walk along a wooden platform through
a mangrove swamp, leading directly to the cave. The stalactites
and stalagmites are of gigantic proportions, forming weird
figures reminiscent of other-worldly creatures.
Entered from the sea at low tide, the cave reveals a fabulous
array of stalactites. Giant limestone curtains, umbrellas
and mushrooms also spring out of the sculptured walls.The
chamber tunnels up to a small hole, exiting into a bamboo
forest where a second cave is located about 30 metres up
This cave is unique in that the Kilim River actually flows
right through it, navigable by a small boat at low tide.View
the limestone formations and colonies of bats,although the
"buaya" or terrifring man-eating creatures of
swamp no longer lurk
Easily accessible by boat from Tanjung Rhu, the cave can
be reached with a climb up a wooden ladder.Legend has Gua
Cerita or "Cave of Legends" is linked with the
mystical Battle of the Big Birds. It was here apparently
that the Princess of China was kidnapped and held captive.
Faintly legible on the walls of the cave are some ancient
inscriptions, said to be verses from the Holy Koran.
Nestled on the coast of Pulau Dayang Bunting,this cave is
very accessible with the boat ride passing by some very
echanting island.This is one of the most intriguing caves,with
the stalagmites forming bizarre figures that boggle the
Around the cave is an abundance of trees,creepers, ferns
and palms, providing a pleasant and serene environment.Stalactites
and not stalagmites are predominant,with a huge serpent-like
one hanging down from the roof.
Accessible from Kuah by land, the cave is dome-shaped and
lined with oddly-shaped white and grey limestone, with a
huge serpent-like stalactites hanging down as if guarding
the cave's secrets.
A few minutes' drive from Kuah, this is the most
accessible cave on the island. Its fairly large chamber
contains an exquisite variety of stalactites and stalagmites
with fascinating formations.
Gua Tok Sabong
This cave has some of the most impressive stalactites
and stalagmites in all of Langkawi, many of which are as
attractive as quality marble.Thousands of bats roost within,
shrieking through without hitting anything.
Located at Sungai Batu Gajah in the heart of a
mangrove swamp, the cave rests in a limestone hill. Skeletal
remains of humans, animals and primitive tools have been
discovered here, although the age of the bones has yet to
On the western coast of Pulau Dayang Bunting,
this "Cave of the Banshee" is recommended only
to serious cavers with mountain climbing experience as the
ascent to the cave demands great climbing skill and absolute
physical fitness. Surprisingly, there is an absence of stalactites
and stalagmites. Instead, the huge gloomy chambers are permeated
with lurking shadows, reinforcing the superstition that
the cave is haunted by the spirit of a woman who, like Dracula,
lives on the blood of humans.
Located off a tributary at Kuala Kubang Badak,
this cave is situated in an area which was under the sea
thousands of years ago, as indicated by the abundance of
ancient seashells embedded in the cave walls.