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Sarawak ~ National Parks


• History & People • Kuching • Longhouse & Visits • Bintulu & Sibu • Sarawak National Parks • Miri • Mulu National Park •


Sarawak has the largest amount of rainforest than any state in Malaysia and is known to international visitors primarily because of the extraordinary natural wonders of its national parks




Sarawak has various national parks located throughout the State. These parks which within reach from Miri, Bintulu and Kuching offer visitors an excellent collection of flora and fauna. They contain abundant wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, exotic plant species, secluded beaches and jungle treks.

Within reach from Miri, is the Mulu National Park with its world-famous caving network, while the oldest known modern human remains discovered in South East Asia is found in the Niah Caves National Park, making this park one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Other national parks nearby Miri include Loagan Bunut National Park and Lambir Hills National Park.
Situated about 30km from Bintulu Town is the Similajau National Park.With easy within reach from the capital Kuching is the Kubah, Bako, and the Gunung Gading National Park. Further out on the south-western coast is the Tulanag Satang National Park for marine turtles and on the eastern boundaries of the state is the Batang Ai National Park.


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National Parks within reach from Kuching -

Bako National Park
Just 37Km from Kuching, Sarawak's oldest national park is home to the rare proboscis monkey. It is an ideal introduction to what the State has to offer.

Kubah National Park
Located about 20 kilometres from Kuching it is one of Sarawak's most accessible national parks and consists largely of undisturbed natural forest and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Gunung Gading National Park
120 km from Kuching on the N. West coast of Kuching, Gunung Gading National Park is a beautiful expanse of mountainous rainforest is known for its numerous rare plants especially the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia

Tulang Satang National Park
Also known as Tulang Satang Turtle park comprises four islands on the south-western coast of Sarawak, was established to conserve the marine turtle population in Sarawak. Of the four islands, Pulau Satang Besar is open to visitors during the peak turtle-nesting season from April to September.

Batang Ai National Park
The Park is located about 250 km from Kuching City. While the journey is long and not cheap, visiting the Park is best done as an organized package.
Travel by boat up the rivers that flow into the lake or trek on the jungle trails looking for the wildlife. Or stay at Iban longhouses and sample their traditional way of life

National Park within reach from Bintulu -
Similajau National Park
Situated about 30km from Bintulu Town, the Similajau National Park with long sandy beaches, geological formations and rainforest treks, offers a host of activities from trekking to bird watching and coastal and river cruises

National Parks within reach from Miri -
Mulu National Park
A 30 minutes flight away from Miri, Gunung Mulu National Park is the largest and the crown jewel of Sarawak’s national parks. Its 15 different types of forest contains a wealth of wildlife and thousands of species of ferns, fungi, mosses and flowering plants. The park has one of the most spectacular cave systems in the world.
> Mulu Caves / Treks & Climbs

Niah National Park
A two-hour drive from Miri or Bintulu, Though it is one of Sarawak's smaller national parks, within which is important archaeological sites in the world - Niah caves known as one of the birthplaces of civilisation in the region.

Lambir Hills National Park
Just 30 minutes drive away from Miri, it is known to be the world's most bio-diverse forest. Lambir Hills is home to more than 1,000 species of trees. There are plants and insects here that have not yet been discovered as well as waterfalls and bathing pools for a quick dip

Loagan Bunut National Park
Lying 130km away from Miri, the incredible shrinking lake is the centre piece of this park. Called Loagan Bunut by the local Berawan people, is the Sarawak's largest natural lake, where in the dry months, the lake shrinks to great expanses of dry mud flats.


 

 

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