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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16 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    This is one of the most breathtaking captures that I have seen in a while! What a gorgeous place! Incredible light and amazing reflections! Superb, Indrani!!

  2. Leovi says:

    I love this landscape, beautiful and exquisite light reflection. Greetings.

  3. Liebe Indrani, dieses Foto ist ein grossartiges kleine Kunstwerk!

    Liebe grüsse aus der Schweiz


  4. Lovely and informative post ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  5. TexWisGirl says:

    what a beautiful reflection.

  6. That is a phenomenal photo! Thanks for the story, too.

  7. Jeevan says:

    Sounds like an amazing park! Thanks for the information.

    Great shot out there!!

  8. stardust says:

    How breathtaking! Very atmospheric with low light and reflections.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Wow wow wow wow wow! So gorgeous!

  10. AmitAag says:

    A phenomenal picture and a great write-up!

  11. Spiderdama says:

    WOW! Looks like a fairytale. What a beautiful place and photo. Very good work Indrani:-)

    Hope you have a happy week ahead

  12. The place looks quite interesting. Nice shot.

  13. Glad to learn about this park. The info will come handy while visiting Malaysia next year.

  14. Did they film Avatar here? Just kidding! Wow, amazing, if I had a list of places to go in a lifetime, I'd add it! 🙂 Danica

  15. Thank you for sharing such a magnificent photo!

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