Bau is a small city 40km southwest of Kuching. The city has some colonial era buildings, and a poisoned, but very
picturesque lake with blue waters. West and southwest of the city there are two limestone caves, the Wind cave and the Fairy cave, both open for tourists.
The Wind cave is closer to Bau (only 2km distance), but is also the smaller and the less interesting of the two caves. This cave is very dark and can only be visited with a torchlight. Inside there is a network of paths, but otherwise no terribly impressive rock formations.
The Wind cave is 8km from the centre of Bau and is the larger and more imoressive of the two caves. Visitors access the cave through a staircase which leads to the cave entrance. After a narrow and steep passage follows a very large chamber with impressive rock formations. The chamber continues for a while, but gets darker the deeper you get into the mountain. Inside there are paved paths.
How to get to Bau
Buses leave Kuching every hour for Bau, but to reach the caves it is necessary to take a taxi. The simplest thing is to go to Bau with a rented car.
While Bau has some simple accomodation and homestays, most visitors stay in Kuching which is less than an hour by car away.