Mulu cave is taken in reference to the Gunung Mulu National Park. This park is located near Miri Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo. Mulu cave is a UNESCO world heritage site which features magnificent karst and cave formations set against a back drop of equatorial rain forest. The Park has become renowned worldwide for it expeditions which were mounted in 1977-78 by over 100 scientists drawn from all over the world. This then led to over 20 expeditions which have collectively been christened as the Mulu caves project. The caves are named after Mount Mulu which is Sarawak’s second highest peak.
The Gunung Mulu National Park in general has famed for its unique karst formations. The star attraction to Mulu Caves is the gargantuan caves and network of caves, gorges, cliffs and rock pinnacles.
Mulu Cave National Park boosts of having the world’s largest known natural cavity or room in the form of the Sarawak chamber that is over 700 meters long, 396 meters wide and 70 meters high. This took the place of the adjacent Geer Cave which was thought to be the biggest in the world.
There are many bird and animal species found in Mulu cave and the adjacent National Park. Most common are around 8 species of birds, 27bat species and a couple of mammals. There is also a unique and diverse plant species which include fungi, trees and flowering plants.
Mulu cave is inaccessible by land and the only way to getting there would be to take a flights which though expensive will only take you 30minutes as opposed to taking a boat ride that will take you not less than 10 hours.. Most visitors are lured to the Mulu cave by the promise of adventure and this will continue drawing visitors from far and wide. Accommodation is usually not a problem as they are a number of resorts in which one can stay. The weather will is usually the same all year round and visitors can visits throughout the year.