Wind Cave is one of stops we made on our way to Camp 5 to hike Mulu Pinnacles.
After we were dropped at the jetty which led to Wind Cave on the right and Clearwater Cave on the left, we walked along the wooden walkway along the steep limestone cliff. The limestone cliff was full of moss that it turned the white limestone to a shade of moss green. Be careful with head-high stalactite, dripstone formation hanging from the cliff face.
Not long, we entered the entrance of Wind Cave where benches were provided for resting. It was when entering the Wind Cave that you feel a cool breeze passing. This phenomena makes for the name of the cave.
Wind Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Mulu with stalactites hang from the ceiling and stalagmites stand on the floor in all imaginable shapes and sizes. I had never seen that many of stalactites and stalagmites formation in one cave. From the entrance, partly wooden walkway will lead you into the cave which will end at the vertical shaft from which the daylight falls. Some of the stalactites and stalagmites were highlighted using excellent cave lighting.
The walkways were not even as some required you to climb up and down depending on the sizes and shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites. The stalactites were within arms’ reach but they should not be touched at all costs. I missed the explanation by our guides, so I could not tell which was the famous King’s Chamber of Wind Cave.
The round dents which is known as scalloping were the results of water flowing through the rocks ages ago. To these days, there are few water drops from the rock formation.
For easy walking, please do not forget to bring your headlamps.
P/S: I’m sorry for the poor lighting. I captured in a rush and my skills were not enough to take low-light pictures in cave.