Gua Kelam (Kelam Cave)

Location: Perlis

Location Info

Address: Kaki Bukit, Perlis, Malaysia
Office Number: +604 976 5966
Opening: 09:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
Admission: MYR1.00 (Adults)
MYR0.50 (Child)

District » Kaki Bukit


Gua Kelam (Kelam Cave) located about 33 km north of Kangar, the capital of Perlis state, near to a small town called Kaki Bukit (Foot Hill). It shares the border with Nakawan Range of Thailand.


One of the most unique caves in Malaysia as it's a 370-metre long limestone cave where it's famous for its 'cave walk'. It's among the favorites cave for the adventure seekers. You will enter from one end of the cave and come out at a different location. The only path in is via a wooden suspension bridge measuring 8 ft wide walkway. The hollow limestone path is believed to be the idea of an Englishman that converted this cave as a method of transporting tin from a mine near the stream entrance of Kaki Bukit. Today the walk path is brightly illuminated, where you can still find remnants of time mine operation inside. The sound of squeaking bat and dripping water from the stalactites may be soothing for some and spooky for others!

After a hard day work in the cave, you can drop by the Wang Kelian Sunday Market to quench your thirst; fill your stomach and get some souvenirs home too. The market itself has many segments, selling variety of goods including food, textile, handmade jewelry and others. Since Perlis located just at the Thai border, you can see there are a lot of Thais selling their local handmade goods. Hotel in Perlis is not luxurious, but suffice to have a comfortable rest.


Take the North South Expressway and exist Jitra Selatan. Then get onto Kodiang and Kangar (highway K3). Bus is available from Kuala Perlis to Kangar. From Kangar, drive north ahead to Kaki Bukit and look out for Gua Kelam signage.