Gua Kelam ( Cave Of Darkness )|Perlis|Malaysia

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Situated about 1 km from the town of Kaki Bukit which is northwest of Perlis. There is 370 metre long cave passage inside this cave. Gua Kelam is located within the Perlis State Park which borders with the Nakawan Range of Thailand. A wooden walkway suspended along the entire length of the well-lit passage allow visitors to view the formed stalagmites and stalactites.

The only path in is via a suspension wooden bridge made of an eight-feet wide wooden walkway. This bridge links Kaki Bukit to the Wan Tangga Valley, a valley on the opposite end of Gua Kelam. Back in 1935, an Englishman saw the water pathway as a brilliant method of transporting tin ore from a mine located near the stream entrance through the underground cavern to Kaki Bukit.

As you make your way through the cave, the sound of a swirling dark subterranean stream below reverberates forming a concerto with the squeaking bats and dripping water from the stalactites. It may sound a bit spooky, after all this was once the home of Stone Age men.

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