It is a hill that has series of caves and cave temples. It has an enormous cave temple which has immense religious significance. It actually is a great place for those who have a fondness for caves and temples and geography and yes, little bits of history. It is full of monkeys and the best part is its location and must climb 330 stairs to get to the top of it. It is a Hindu temple but visited by most of the tourists.
The Gua Charas is a limestone cave that was formed millions and millions of years ago, and holds great religious importance for Hindu as well as Buddhist devotees. This temple cave is located inside a limestone hill known as Bukit Charas, and is located around 25 kilometers to the northwest of Kuantan in Pahang. The 400 million-year-old granite and limestone massif reaches 355 meters in height, and is dotted with the symbols and statues of the devotees.
A short drive from Fairy Cave is the Sarawak Wind Cave. It stands on the banks of River Sarawak and strikes visitors with stalactites and stalagmites formed over the centuries. Both of these caves are very different from one another and can be covered in a half-day trip. Wind Cave has three unlit tunnels and the interior is pitch dark. Unlike Fairy Cave, the car can be parked right at the entrance of the Wind Cave.
Perak Cave is a Buddhist religious place situated in Ipoh, Perak at the foothills of Gunung Tasek. With the most distinctive features, a large natural cave as a hall and scenic surroundings, it is famous as a symbol of Chinese Buddhist religion. One interesting feature of Perak Cave Temple is the staircase of 358 steps behind the main alter, lined with pavilions and gazebos. The view from the top is spell-binding. Another flight of 400 stairs leads to a double-storey pavilion.
In order to reach the Fairy Cave entrance, visitors have to climb a four-storey staircase made from concrete. From the entrance, the cave looks dark and spooky with abundant greenery everywhere. The winding wooden stairs leads inside the cave. Make way through the steep and slippery steps into the main chamber with a huge opening that allows sunlight to burst in.
A beautiful limestone cave which offers caving enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to explore, the Gua Tempurung, located in Gopeng in Perak s the largest cave in all of peninsular Malaysia. A part of this 3-kilometer long cave has been developed as a show cave, complete with walkways and electric lighting. This river cave is quite easy to explore and has a 1.6-kilometer-long river passage running through the hills.
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