Gua Kelam

Gua Kelam Kaki Bukit - Gua Kelam 1

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Location: Kaki Bukit near Wang Kelian in northern Perlis. 35 km from Kangar.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: Adults MYR 1, Children MYR 0.50.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave. Setul Formation limestones, Ordovician to Lower Devonian (500 to 370 Ma).
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: L=370 m.
Address: Perlis Forestry Office, Tel: +604-938-4466.
Tourism Malaysia Perlis Office, Tel: +604-978-1235, Tel: +604-978-1213.
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1935 370 m long wooden suspension bridge built through the cave.


Gua Kelam (Dark Cave) was formed in Setul Formation limestones, which are of Ordovician to Lower Devonian (500 to 370 Ma) age. A sight of the cave tour are fossil Gastropodes in the limestone. The huge cave system is also famous for its huge rimstone pools.

The locals have used this cave as a shortcut through the hill between Kaki Bukit and Wang Kelian for a long time. This possibility was a result of tin mining activities since World War I. In 1935 a wooden suspension bridge was built through the cave by an englishman, to allow the miners to transport ore. This walkway soon became popular by pedestrians and motorcyclists(!). Later the cave was equipped with electric light and information boards.