Gunung Mulu National Park
|| Gunung Mulu National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park or Mulu Caves National Park is one of the major attractions
in Sarawak. It is located near to Miri, the second largest state in Sarawak.
Gunung Mulu National Park is located near to the southern border of Brunei Darussalam
and it is around 100km away from Miri town.
There are a total of three mountains in the park namely Gunung Mulu with the height
of 2376m, Gunung Api with the height of 1750m and finally, Gunung Benarat that has
a height of 1585m. One of the largest limestone caves in the world is located below
the surface. The National Park is renowned for its caves that have amazing record
in the world. They are the Sarawak Chamber, which is the largest cave chamber in
the world, Clearwater Cave, which is the longest cave in the South East Asia and
also Deer Cave, the largest cave passage. There are various species of flora and
fauna spotted in the National Park. There are over 3500 species of plants and
around 1500 species of flowers around in the park. As much as eight different
species of the famous bird - Hornbills are to be seen in the National Park too.
Besides, over 27 species of bats are spotted here.
There are more wildlife in the park including the bearded pig, moon rat, gibbons,
sun bear, shrews and etc. There are also treks and trails available in the park for
all adventurous people. Many caves activities and forest activities are offered too.
There is Mulu Canopy Skywalk which is hanging at the height of 480m. The Skywalk is
the longest tree based walk way in the whole wide world. There are more interesting
activities guided, or unguided including the Night Shift, Paku Waterfalls, Camping,
Cruising and Adventure Caving. All activities are offered with different rates and
packages. Do remember to call and book for reservations once you plan out to explore
Gunung Mulu National Park.
Accommodations are available in the park itself. There are The Garden Bungalow Rooms
and Longhouse rooms with different rates and prices. You can also spend your nights in
the unique resort with the name of Royal Mulu Resort where you can reach the resort
with just a 5 minutes drive from the National Park. There are restaurants and bars
in the resort that provide food that has the capability to tantalize your taste buds.
There is also a cafe opened daily in the Park HQ where you can enjoy your food and
enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the natural environment. Shopping for souvenirs
is a must and so there is a gift shop selling handmade wood work, t shirts and local
carvings that are all related to the park.
The best and fastest way to get to Mulu is by flight. The flight takes only 35
minutes to reach Mulu. You can also reach the National Park by a boat ride. You can
do this if you have a large group to save up the cost as there is no regular boat
service available. The boat ride takes about 3 hours.