Gunung Mulu National Park Malaysia

1st World Heritage Site of Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park is located at the State of Sarawak, Malaysian state in Borneo’s island.  It is the first World Heritage Area of Malaysia, a rank it was awarded in 2000. Its incredible high biodiversity and karst features (topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks) , made this park a must-visit. The total area is about 528.6 km²; it has 17 vegetation sectors, exhibiting a few 3,500 vascular plant species. It is well-known for its outstanding natural beauty and striking primary forest, karst terrain (rocky ground), mountains, waterfalls, and one of the largest caves. You have to follow the river upstream from the cave entrance to reach Sarawak Chamber. It is celebrated for its limestone cave systems and the world’s largest natural chamber, the world’s major cave passage, and the most remarkable cave in South Asia.

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Entrance of Deer Cave at Gunung Mulu National Park

The ecosystem of the park forest includes moor, peat swamp, forested wetland, diverse dipterocarp (plants), moss reforest and montane vegetation, consists mostly of four types , a shelter for a variety of species of ferns (a group of vascular plants), fungi, mosses (taxonomic division Bryophyta) and flowering plants, with 170 species of orchid and ten species of pitcher , carnivorous plant, a fantastic group of mammals, birds, frogs (Amphibians), fish and insects. It is a must-go place in Malaysia.

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Treking Spots at Gunung Mulu National Park

This isolated wilds area can be seen practically while traveling on a flight. Maswings (regional airline), a secondary of Malaysian Airlines, provides daily flights to Mulu from Miri (coastal city), Kuching (City in Malaysia), and Kota Kinabalu (state capital of Sabah). Kuala Lumpur is the main entry point in Malaysia. From there, you take off to the island of Borneo to one of the above-declared ports. June, July, August, September, and vacation periods are generally busier than other times in a year.

Contact Number : (+60 85) 792 600, Extension – 601, 602, 603

Note : All tourists visiting the National Park must get a five-day pass. This provides limitless entry for the period. Tickets are non-transferable.