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Natural Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)

The things that you see on the ceiling, that look like pipes, are tree roots.­

The mouth of this cave is located a few hundred meters North-East of the Clearwater cave entrance, and can be reached by an unmarked and faint jungle trail.­

It is part of the Clearwater cave system, but it is one of the caves that tourists can visit officially, so go at your own risks!

I found it myself while scouting for photos (no-one told me about this cave).­ The cave is horizontal and I went in pretty far in by myself (with a headlight), up to the point where it would have been unreasonably risky to go further alone because of the slippery rock floor, dangerous water-filled wells and deep pits.­

There were a few footsteps so I was certainly not the first one in this cave, but it is not often visited.­ I believe that it might connects to the Clearwater underground river.­

Based on the cave map, it could be "Link Cave" or "Goldwater Cave", but local guides Ipoi and Roland told me that they call it "Turtle Cave".­

This is a 69 sec exposure on tripod.­

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Borneo The Clearwater Cave System - Mulu (Borneo) Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)