Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gunung Mulu National Park: Prized Jewel of Sarawak

Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the Sarawak part of Malaysian Borneo. It is an inland expanse of diverse terrain vegetation with unique cave systems and limestone features, including the spectacular pinnacles, as well as some of the most magnificent landscapes in the land.

Rock Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu offers great excitement for the adventure seeking traveller. Here are some of the highlights:

1) Trek on the world’s longest canopy skywalk and be greeted by rich species of insects and birds
2) Take a boat ride on the Melinau river and soak in the beauty  of the virgin rainforests
3) Walk into Lang cave, one of the largest limestone caves in the world
4) Explore Deer Cave, the largest single cave passage in the world

This national park, named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak is famous for its limestone karst formations, enormous caves, vast cave networks, rock pinnacles, cliffs and gorges. And all this is surrounded by pristine equatorial rainforests that plays host to rich fauna and flora.

Some of the animals found here are: Gibbons, Orangutans, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sun Bear, small barking deer and mouse deer. A lot of plant species , flowering plants, trees and fungi call this their home.

Access to this place is over air from Mulu Airport that is connected to Miri, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu or via the river from Miri.

Note: Photos in this post have been used with written consent from Beehive Communications on behalf of Tourism Malaysia.

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