Hands down, Mulu is one of the coolest places I’ve ever been!
It is the middle of the jungle. There’s only about 700 people who live in the area and they’re all there for the world heritage location. The first thing we realised was that we were in the jungle. There’s only three ways to get into the jungle. You can fly, which is what we did, take a local long boat… or walk.
In the side of the mountain is a giant gaping hole formed by a running river over thousands of years! If you look at the picture closely, you’ll see that on the bottom left of the image are people. Yep, not kidding, that’s how BIG the cave is. Insane, right?
It’s actually called Deer Cave – because the deer would go to the cave in search of salt. And where did the salt come from? The bad droppings, but not just any bats, three million bats call this cave their home.
The cave is incredibly dark – you cant use a flash because you can blind the bats (not really sure how because they’re so frickin’ high up hanging off the ceiling – but hey, that’s cool.. i follow rules!)
After the group is big enough, the lift off into the air creating some pretty spectacular formations.
A girl gone walkabout in the great big world!