- Bau is popular for local and foreign tourist which it features two beautiful limestone caves and has two historical events.
- The fairy cave took its name from a stalagmite structure at the entrance that is said to resemble a Chinese deity.
- While you were inside you will notice the great contrasts between the light entering the cave and its shadowy darkness, along the hues of brown and grey lime stone rocks, which offer many opportunities for the avid photographer.
- The other cave is call wind cave, named after the constant cool breeze that blows trough out the cavern.
- You have a chance to observe the many black swift lets and bats that dwell within this large cave.
- History Wise – Bau had gone through or witness many conflicts.
- On May,1st 1837, the Skrang Iban invaded the Jagoi-Bratak Bidayuh settlement on top of Bratak Peak, killing over 2000 Jagoi-Bratak Bidayuh men and taking 1000 Women captive.
- On May,1st, Descendants of the survivors of the massacre will hold Jagoi-Bratak day by celebrating on the top of the Bratak Peak in a memory of their ancestors.
- Another major conflict happened during 1857 go miners rebellion. The rebels pursued by the white Raja forces retreat to the cave here, where a few hundreds were burnt or suffocate to death.
- As to how the name ‘Bau’ came about, it is said that it was either derived from the old name ‘MAU SAN’ that the miners gave to the place or from the fact that the place reeked of odor after the many death that the place had witnessed from the conflict (Bau means ‘smelly town’) in Malay language
- The town is 22KM from the capital city of Kuching.
- Tour Itinerary of the Fairy Cave & Wind Cave (Duration of 4 hours trip for both caves)