GREEN & GOLD TOURISM IN BAU
Not far from Wind Cave is the Fairy Cave, located 8 km away. A flight of concrete steps lead up to the cave entrance high in a limestone cliff. Like Wind Cave, there are plankwalks to help visitors explore the passage. Fairy Cave (also known as Gua Pari) is an impressive show cave near the former gold mining settlement of Bau and about 40km from Kuching, Sarawak. The cliff face also holds some outdoor adventure. Batman Wall managed by the local community is popular with rock climbers with overhangs and routes of varying degrees of difficulty.
Another newly discovered spot is the beautiful outcrop of a limestone mountain range at Taiton, located several kilometres away from Wind Cave. It was named as the “Sleeping Beauty”, as from afar, the outline of the mountain resembles the head, chest and body of a woman sleeping. It is quite similar to the famous rock features found in tourist spots in Guilin or Guizhou in China. In front of the rock formation is an abandoned goldmine lake. On fine weather, it forms a beautiful scenery with the reflection on the water surface against the clear blue sky.
Tasik Biru is located in Bau township, which is around 35km (45-50 minutes) from the capital city of Kuching, Sarawak. It is accessible via road connection via the Kuching-Bau road.Previously, it was a gold quarry in the 1970’s, making this place a huge 6 hectare, 91 meters deep man-made lake.Currently, it is open to the public as a tourism hot spot. This spot has been well-equipped with various facilities such as jogging paths, parking lots, shop lots, food stalls, toilets and resting benches.