Visit Malaysia - Gua Kelam, Perlis
Gua Kelam, Kaki Bukit (Cave of Darkness) refers to the 370-metre long limestone cave passage at the small town of Kaki Bukit. Its name literally means 'at a foothill (Kaki Bukit) lies a dark cave (Gua Kelam)'. Located about 33km north of Kangar, the state capital, Gua Kelam Recreational Park is popular for its enchanting 'cave walk'. The cave passage is well-lit and is believed to have been hollowed out from limestone massif by an underground stream over many eons.
Access to the cave is by way of a suspension bridge allows visitors to view the magnificent stalagtite and stalagmite formations. The only path in is via a suspension wooden bridge. The uniqueness of approach, as well as the experience of walking along the bridge, make a visit to this place an intriguing and adventurous experience. 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.
A subterranean stream flows in the limestone range near Kaki Bukit for about a quarter of a mile long. As in other limestone areas, the stream has built a long cavern over the centuries. this physiographic phenomenon was enlarged in 1935 by a resident Englishman who saw it as a way of transporting tin ore. A wooden walkway hangs suspended throughout the length of the underground cavern providing a wondrous means of communication from Kaki Bukit to a valley on the opposite end - the Wan Tangga valley. Electrical lights have been set up to allow visitors to get a better look at the beauty of the interior.
How To Get There
It is located at 26km from Bandar Kangar, near the Perlis State Park. A public transport can be taken from Kangar town.