Gua Wang Burma

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Location: Perlis State Park, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia. N/S highway, Alor Setar Utara exit, Route 7 to Kangar. Route 7 towards Padang Besar. 15 km from Kangar, soon after Timah-Tasoh lake on the left, turn left at sign "Gua Kelam 8.5 km". In Kaki Bukit turn right on Route R15. At Kampung Wang Kelian, turn right at T-junction. 3 km more to the Park Visitor Centre.
Open: All year daily.
Fee: Permit from the Park Visitor Centre.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none.
Guided tours:
Address: Perlis State Park Office, Kampung Wang Kelian, 02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis, Tel: 604-9457898 Fax: 604-9767901.
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Gua Wang Burma is the wild cave adventure of Perlis State Park. A visit to the cave requires caving gear and a guide from the Park Visitor Centre. The cave has some clay, but it is mostly dry, so most visitors just use old clothes. Better caving gear, like overall and helmet, are nevertheless recommended. The cave is mostly huge, but there are some narrow crawls to master. There are actually two different caves of the same name which are numbered.

The Park Visitor Centre has an exhibition and audiovisual facilities. Here an interpretative nature trail starts. And it is the place were visitors can book guides for Gua Wang Burma. The cave is loacted close to the visitor center.

Perlis State Park is famous for its limestone specific flora and fauna. It is recommended to avoid the drier months, as that is when animal activity is very poor. On the other hand this is actually a good time for caving.