Saturday, March 27, 2010

Can't travel? Do a mind travel..

                   Feel free to click on the picture for a more beautiful and clearer view

Gunung Mulu National Park

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial setting (click on the pix for a clearer and more beautiful look).

Mulu National Park is one of nature's most spectacular achievements. It is the largest national park in Sarawak, covering 52,865 hectres of primary rain forest, which is criss-crossed by fast flowing rivers and clear jungle streams.

Yet many of Mulu's greatest attractions lie deep below the surface. Hidden underneath the forested slopes of these mountain is one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world.

With the world's largest cave passage "Deer Cave", the world's largest natural chamber or room "Sarawak Chamber" and the longest cave in Southeast Asia "Clearwater Cave", it is not surprising that Mulu is now world famous. Over 200 km of cave passages have been discovered & surveyed but this is thought to represent JUST 30% - 40% of the actual total.

It has been said that the chamber is so big that a Boeing 747 jumbo jet can fly directly into the mouth of the cave and hundreds of metre's down into the ground. In fact, it can hold about 40 Boeing 747 in there at any one time. The guides at Gunung Mulu also say the Deer Cave (another large cave) is big enough to fit St.Peter's Basilica inside. Don't believe? Can fly over there and take a look at it yourself.. :-D

Laeo joe kan mai - means "See you again!" in Thai.

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