Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, is located in eastern part of Malaysia. It lies on the northwest coast of Borneo, which is itself the third largest island in the world. The state is the first choice of wildlife lovers in Malaysia. Forests are the most valuable asset of Sarawak which holds the national parks of the likes of Gunung Mulu, Niah, Bako, Talang Satang, Lambir Hills and Similajau.
Gunung Mulu National ParkGunung Mulu National Park, the most famous of Sarawak parks, is visited for its clear forest streams, diversity of wildlife and rainforests. However, the topmost among the Gunung Mulu are its large limestone cave systems. The cave system is nothing less than a marvel. The park boasts of the cave systems like Sarawak Chamber, the world’s largest natural chamber; Clearwater Cave, the longest cave in Southeast Asia; and Deer Cave, the world’s largest cave passage.
Niah National ParkArchaeological assets make Niah National special. The huge cave sheltered humans some 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. The oldest human remains in Southeast Asia have been discovered in Niah National Park. The Painted Cave, bedecked by early humans, is another attraction of Niah Cave. Both the caves have been granted the status of National Historical Monuments by the Malaysian government.
Bako National ParkBako is just 45 minutes from Kuching, the provincial capital, making it the most accessible among Sarawak parks. For seeing wildlife, it is the best among all parks in Sarawak. One gets plenty of chances to observe and photograph wildlife. For seeing the best of wildlife, you must visit the park at dawn or dusk. There are some very good trails for trekkers. An array of activities makes it among the most popular parks in Sarawak.
Talang Satang National ParkTalang Satang, developed with objective of marine turtle conservation, is the first national park in Sarawak having significant marine landscape. The park is comprised of the islands of Pulau Satang Besar, Pulau Satang Kecil, Pulau Talang-Talang Besar, and Pulau Talang-Talang Kecil. You could visit it some good marine beauty and creatures.
Lambir Hills National ParkLocated 30km off Miri town, Lambir has good value for recreational and educational purposes. The park has several good waterfalls, a high tree tower and the trail systems consisting primary, secondary and tertiary trails.
Similajau National ParkScenic coastal region is what makes Similajau distinct. Located just 30km off Bintulu town, it has several places of tourist interest including Batu Mandi, Selunsur Rapid, Turtle Beach, View Point, Batu Anchau, Golden Beach, Sebubong Pool and the trails.