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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  • The Deer Cave is amazing! It’s a huge cave with about 3 million bats living in it. You can also do more adventurous tours in the cave, but it’s also very nice to just walk in it with a guide. Around 6...  more »
  • On the tour from the national park there were 2 caves, Deer and neighboring (70 meters from it). The second cave is smaller, but there are beautiful stalactites, Deer just amazes the size. About 17:30-18:15, depending on the weather from the cave -Deer fly bats on feeding, a fun sight. Special clothes, except the rain coat is fashionable not to take, inside not forces but dripping, shoes - we were in handsome, which stained just the sole, and so clean (relatively -looking when the litter was removed) and dry enough.
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