Saturday, March 18, 2017

MALAYSIA ~ Gunung Mulu National Park-UNESCO ~

...A fantastic natural wonder ...Deer Cave contains the world’s second largest cave passage 169 meters wide and 125 meters high open to the public... with the persons (also a tiny one on the background) on the photo it shows how massive this room really is ʘ͜͡ʘ ...home to millions of bats, and location of the amazing "bat exodus"...  with 12 species (more than in any other single cave in the world)... Thanks Bernard!!【ツ】
Photo:Robbie Shone
"Cave Explorers progresses downstream in Clearwater River Cave, – the eighth longest cave in the world, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo."

Deer Cave was surveyed in 1961 by G. E. Wilford of the Malaysian Geological Survey, who predicted that Mulu would yield many more caves in the future.The cave, which is also known as Gua Payau or Gua Rusa by the local Penan and Berawan people, is said to have received its name because of the deer that go there to lick salt-bearing rocks and shelter themselves.

The Gunung Mulu National Park is Sarawak's largest National Park that encompasses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. This National Park is famous for its limestone karst formations. Features include enormous caves, vast cave networks, rock pinnacles, cliffs and gorges.

The national park is named after Mount Mulu,  a sandstone mountain rising to 2,376 m. and the second highest mountain in Sarawak.

Gunung Mulu is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Area, a status it was awarded in 2000.


International Definitives
(Issued 01-10-2016)

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