niah caves - natural cave in rain forest (borneo)


Natural Cave in Rain Forest (Borneo)

This is the Great Cave in the Niah National Park (Borneo).­

The wooden poles that can be seen hanging from the roof of the cave are (or were) used by birds-nest collectors to climb and harvest the birds-nests.­

Black-and-white version. Which one do you prefer?

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Photos of the beautiful natural caves in the Niah National Park (Borneo).­

The Great Cave is very large with huge chambers, up to 75m high, and a network of tunnels covering 10 hectares.­ The Niah caves contain archaeological artifacts including boat-shaped coffins, wall paintings and human remains.­

For more information about Niah National Park, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Niah_­National_­Park

Niah can be reached from the town of Miri in the North of Sarawak.­ A visit to the caves is complicated and takes a lot of time, due to the lack of easy transportation to the site.­ Some day I'll write about this adventure, and what I saw in the caves.­ Stay tuned!

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Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­