Located in Tasik Kenyir, Hulu Terengganu, The Bewah Caves (Gua Bewah) is also known as Gua Tahi Kelawar (The caves of Bat Dung) perhaps due to the abundance of bat dung found there. While the name Bewah Caves gets its name from Bewah Hills as the caves is located on the Bewah Hills.
From the opening of Gua Bewah one can spot a marvellous view of the towering limestone hills and the sorrounding Tasik Kenyir. Bat dung is a good fertizer which makes the soil here very fertile. This explains why the areas around the staircase and platform of Bewah right up to the opening of the caves are grown with lots of birds eye chillies and giant yam plants.
Historical artifacts such as the skeleton of the neolithic man, stone axe, ancient kitchen utensils, tools and splinters of pots was discovered by archeologist from the National Museum did some excavation work here. There might still be lots of hidden mysteries and secrets of the Bewah caves waiting to be discovered.
So if you love adventure and mystery, come to Bewah Caves and be amazed by the magnificent view of the stalactites and stalagmites found here. Don't forget to bring along a torchlight with you in your cave exploration.
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