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The river disappears into the sheer rock face. Inside these limestone caves, a large colony of bats dwell.

Local people in this remote area of Katuwana District, make extra income from their cinnamon, spices and tea small scale plantations by guiding the odd tourists into these spectacular caves.

The entrance

Lighting the paraffin lamp

Inside the caves -spectacular formations and of course many bats!

Walpone (Bat Caves)