Dark Cave is the longest cave system in the 156 hectare Batu Caves tower karst. Located in the state of Selangor, it is 10km north from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The total length of the Dark Cave is more than 2 km of accessible passages with 6 large caverns. However, only 450 meters are open regularly to the public and one kilometer is accessible upon request for adventure tour. Conservation zone (restricted access) is only open for permitted scientific research. Dark Cave has attracted many scientific researchers in various fields since the 1880’s. Biologically it is one of the best examples of a Southeast Asian cave.
No lights are installed in Dark Cave and visitors are given torchlight to experience the natural scenery of the cave ecosystem. Many fauna can be seen in Dark Cave such as various species of Bats, Cave Crickets, Cave Cockroaches, Long-legged Centipedes, Cave Racers and many others. Dark Cave is home to an ancient animal community including troglobitic fauna such as the very rare Liphistius batuensis (Spider), Dugesia batuensis (Flatworm), and Ascetophacus macclurei (Spiny Millipede). Dark Cave also has various types of secondary formations including Stals, Cave Columns, Flowstones, Rimstone, Gour Pool, Cave Curtains, Cave Straws, Cave Flower and also Helictites.
The temperature range about 24 – 30.8 °C and the relative humidity is above 78%.
Address: Dark Cave Conservation Site, Batu Caves Temple Complex, MRR2, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Town / City: Batu Caves, Selangor
Name: DARK CAVE
Name original: Gua Gelap
ISCA member: DARK CAVE AT BATU CAVES
Length: 2000 m
Depth: 0 m
Elevation of entrance: 0 m
Number of visitors: 0 / per year
Temperature: 24.20 - 28.60 °C
Length of show path: 450 (Educational Tour) and 1000 (Adventure Tour) m
Duration of visit: 45 and 180 min