Gunung Mulu National Park, or commonly known as Mulu National Park, is Sarawak’s largest national park covering 529 square kilometres of land. This park contains large areas of beautiful rivers and lush green rainforest. Mulu National Park is world famous for its large cave systems. You can find Sarawak Chamber, the largest known underground chamber in the world within Gua Nasib Bagus at Mulu National Park . If you are visiting Sarawak, Mulu National Park is definitely one place to be put near the top of your list. There are several reasons why you should visit the wonderful Mulu National Park .
You can see the beautiful mountains that surround Mulu National Park . They are Gunung Mulu. Gunung Api and Gunung Benarat. You will marvel at the beautiful geographical features of these majestic mountains. Gunung Mulu, which the Mulu National Park is named after, is the second highest mountain in Sarawak . If you walk up the trail from the Mulu National Park to Gunung Mulu, you find a lot of wonderful plant and animal life that you can discover on your way to the summit of this unique sandstone mountain.
There are a lot of exciting activities you can do in Mulu Park itself. The dense vegetations and the diverse wildlife scattered throughout Mulu Park are waiting for you to discover. You could take a scheduled tour through the enchanting Mulu Canopy Walk to see these vegetations and wildlife. This 480-metre long tree-based walkway is the longest of its kind in the whole world. You will see various delightful plants such as creepers, orchids and ferns draping the dense vegetations. Be entertained by the sight of squirrels and lizard dashing up and down the trees. Go up the 30-metre tall tree tower located on the tree tops and watch birds such as macaques and hornbills swooping through the branches.
If you are the type who likes to take a lone walk, you can start your own unguided tour towards Paku Waterfall in Mulu Park . Take your time walking at your own pace towards this scenic waterfall. As you climb down from your starting point at Deer Cave plank-walk towards the forest floor you will cross streams of water towards this magnificent waterfall. The sight of rushing waters cascading down from the waterfall greeting you as you reach here is indeed worth the trek. This is indeed the ideal place for you to enjoy some peaceful and quiet moments.
Mulu Park is mainly famous for its limestone caves. A lot of visitors come to Mulu Park to explore the huge caves. You could see the largest and most breathtaking caves in the world here in Mulu Park . As mentioned earlier, you could see the world largest natural chamber known as Sarawak Chamber here. Your jaws will definitely drop as you see the immense size of this chamber. It is big enough to fit 10 jumbo jets inside. You can also find the world’s longest cave passage known as Deer Cave here. Over 5 million bats reside in this cave. At dusk you can see them flying out of the cave as they wake up to hunt for food. It is said that one good thing about the large bat population in Mulu Park is this place is relatively free from annoying mosquitoes!
With all its diverse plant and animal life, surrounding beautiful mountains and world famous caves for you to explore in Mulu Park , it is undeniable that you must visit this UNESCO World Heritage site when you are in Sarawak . It will be an unforgettable experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. So discover the magic of Mulu National Park now.