A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room. — from mulunationalpark.com
Visiting route is enter the cave from left above, then passing the narrow part, and enter the King’s Chamber.
The entrance of Wind Cave is quite closed to the jetty.
Bats and swiftlets are living together here.
Droppings of bats.
The entrance is low but wide.
There are a lot of small caves or path ways in Wind Cave.
The narrow part in sight.
Here’s something strange! What’s all this white stuff? No – please don’t touch it! Touching is very bad for caves. This is Moon-milk and while no-one knows exactly how it grows, we do know that it has something to do with bacteria! Now – there’s something about all these little finger-like growths that I haven’t quite worked out. They point in different directions but there is a definite pattern. Can you feel a breeze here? Maybe there’s a connection between this pattern and the breeze. Perhaps the moving air swirls around in here and causes these stalactites to grow this way?
Water droppings and slippery here.
These stalactites are pointing to the entrance.
Ah Ting is an experience guide and he can explain a lots about the formation of limestone caves. Unfortunately, I missed his introduction at this section.
Collapsed part where hot air rises and pull air to enter Wind Cave, play an important role in cave’s air circulation.
Actually, we’re at the higher part of the cave, behind Ah Ting is a deep valley.
Enter King’s Chamber.
Again, masterpiece of the nature.
This’s a hand with its shadow highlighted.
These stalactites and stalagmites are formatted through thousands and milions of years. Their shapes and sizes are related to the volume, droppings speed and content of minerals in water which penetrates through the limestones into the cave. They are still growing with a speed of about 1 cm in 55 years, thus, please love them and don’t touch them.
The lighting in King’s Chamber is changed to white colour. Compare to yellow colour in previous visiting, this gave me more a cool feeling than the warm one it used to be.
These pillars seem supporting the ceiling of this room.
This corner is full with beautiful pillars.
Ah Ting used his torchlight to light up a broken stalagmite and showed us that it contents crystal inside.
I love this emperor the most.
Leaving King’s Chamber and walking back to the entrance.
The warmer the weather, the stronger the wind at here.
Continue our way to Clearwater Cave.
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