Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Rafflesia – world’s biggest flower is the main attraction of Gunung National Park. This is Asia’s best park to view this flower. It is a rare one with short blooming period. So your luck factor plays a crucial role for your visit to coincide with the blooming period. It is possible to check with park officials to know when a flower is about to bloom.

Other activities are tours to show caves and adventure caves with difficulty levels ranging from low to extreme. A stretch of 295km of explored caves here are home to thousands of bats. A sand stone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu, 2,377 m high dominates the National Park.

(Picture courtesy: Beehive Communications.) 

One day won’t suffice to tour the entire stretch. Four to five days will be ideal. There are plenty of hotels. The walks organized are filled with adventures taking you through various caves like Moonmilk cave, Deer cave, Wind cave: the show caves are impressive with a number of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites growths. A decent level of fitness would be required to squeeze yourself through some tight spaces, though you don’t have to be an experienced trekker or climber. Besides bats, this National Park is a natural habitat for wide variety of plant and animal species.

 This National Park was included in UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Important both for its high biodiversity and for its karst features, Gunung Mulu National Park, is located on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak. The Sarawak Chamber measuring 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high is the largest known cave chamber in the world. (This is an advertisement feature for Tourism Malaysia Campaign.)

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