Exploring the Batu Kapur Cave
Batu Kapur Cave
Malaysia still has forests and limestone caves that are still well maintained. The limestone forest area of the National Park owns many beautiful caves such as the Kepayang Kecil Cave, Kepayang Besar Cave, Daun Menari Cave, Telinga Cave, Luas Cave and much more.
Among the caves that are frequently visited by the nature lovers are the Kepayang Besar Cave and the Kepayang Kecil Cave whose locations are hidden deep in the jungle and lie between Kuala Terenggan (not Kuala Terengganu ok?) and Kuala Keniam.
The Kepayang Besar Cave is the largest cave and has the most attractive limestone formations. The entrance is from the ground level where the area has plenty of space for you to move around. If you’re lucky, you can see the elephant’s footprints as well as their sewage.
The space is really spacious on the east side of the outcrop, which is a rocky sloping area. The interior of the cave looks like a limestone castle located in the jungle with its high ceilings that can be likened as three-story building. This Kepayang Besar Cave can accommodate over 10 groups of visitors which is up to 200 people.
With a smaller space, the Kepayang Kecil Cave is located at the west end. It is a great location for you to camp between the river and the cave. The distance to the Kepayang Kecil Cave and the Kepayang Besar Cave from Kuala Terenggan is about 7.5km and you will take about 4 hours to reach the destination.
Another interesting and suitable place to camp is the Daun Menari Cave where it is home to thousands of bats. The distance to this cave is about 4km or 2 hours walk from Kuala Keniam.
The uniqueness of the Telinga Cave is that the beauty of the rock formations resembles a human ear that you will treasure in memory forever. The location is about 2.6km from the Wildlife Headquarters.
To get to these caves, it is a must that you come with a tour guide for your safety. Thanks to the National Park for their efforts and dedication in maintaining these limestone caves. Because of their efforts, we and future generations can still see the beauty of God’s creation as the Greatest Creator of nature.