Gunung Gading National Park & Niah Caves

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Sarawak National Parks  - Gunung Gading National Park & Niah Caves

 

o        Gunung Gading National Park

Trek through the mountains to view beautiful waterfalls and rare plants. You may come across the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower, whose blooms measure a metre across.  The debris-free mountain streams ensure crystal clear waters off some of Sarawak's finest beaches.

There are also coral formations close in shore that makes this as-yet unexplored dive site ideal for scuba diving. On shore the park is rich in flora and fauna. T
he Park also consists of a rugged complex of mountains made up of several peaks with Gunung Gading the highest at 906 metres. These mountains are dominant landmarks in the Lundu area and the whole region is one of outstanding beauty.

 

o        Niah Caves

Humans inhabited the Niah Caves, among the world's largest, some 40,000 years ago. Among the Paleolithic and Neolithic paintings and artifacts is Southeast Asia's oldest burial site, discovered in 1958. Today, local Penans climb flimsy bamboo scaffolds to collects birds' nests from the cave ceiling.

Niah is one of Sarawak's smaller national parks, A vast cave swarming with bats and swiftlets and also houses a majestic rainforest criss-crossed with walking trails; abundant plant and animal life.

 

Admission Fee:  There is a nominal entry fee for all National Parks in Sarawak. Do check with the National Parks and Wildlife Office in Kuching or the Sarawak Tourism Board for the latest fee structure.

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