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There are several mangove tour destinations in Langkawi. One of the most popular is the Sungai Kilim Mangrove with its purpose-built jetty, foodstalls, convenient wooden walkways and a host of wildlife attractions to keep you gawking as much as the eagles are doing likewise to you. Come to joint us to explore Langkawi Geoforest Park - Langkawi Kilim Mangrove Tour
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Bats Cave and Crocodile Cave

..........Named after its inhabitants, the Malaysian fruit bats, this cave is located along the Kilim River. Accessible only by boat, you can then walk along a wooden platform through a mangrove swamp, leading directly to the cave. The stalactites and stalagmites are of gigantic proportions, forming weird figures reminiscent of other worldly creatures. Directly opposite the exit is a huge greenish limestone structure that resembles the portrait of an ancient family complete with a pet dog (or young deer), which prompts one to name the cave Gua Keluarga (Family Cave) more appropriately. The wooden walkway leads right through the cave and emerges at  other side, round the base of the limestone hill to rejoin the jetty.

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Bat Cave
Crocodile Cave

The Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) is also located here. You can take the wooden walkway for a 10 minutes walk before reaching the cave entrance. Gua Kelawar comprises two cave systems - the smaller western chamber that extends northeast by southwest, has a floor area of approximately 270 square metres and low roof of between one to three metres head clearance. On the walls and roof of the cave you can see embedded very old seashells. This provides proof that the area was originally the sandy bottom of an ancient river that has been shoved upwards by powerful tectonic force millions of years ago. Another reason is that the sea level about 5,000 years ago was two metres higher than today.

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GUA BUAYA ( Crocodile Cave )

The name of this cave may either entice or scare off visitors, depending on their attitude to the crocodiles that still exist in the area, although not in so large a number as in the old days. This cave is unique because the Kilim River actually flows right through it, and is navigable by a small boat at low tide. Inside the cave there is an ascending chamber flanked by walls of white limestone with minimal stalactites and stalagmites. Small colonies of bats roost on the lower ceiling. As part of a tour package, a boat journey culminating in a visit to the cave will provide excitement and adventure.

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