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Five best things to do at Taman Negara National Park

If you’re looking for some of the best nature experiences in Peninsular Malaysia, look no further than Taman Negara National Park. Sprawled across the states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, this 130 million-year-old virgin rainforest promises nature lovers a wealth of unspoilt gems. From hiking to rapid shooting, there are lots of exciting ecotourism activities to experience at Taman Negara National Park.

BeachSpots: sand, sun and sea

Sarawak boasts numerous beaches that cater to every taste. Many offer scenic views and beautiful sunsets, while some are tucked away someplace hidden, perfect for those who seek serenity and solace. Whether you’re looking to go for a dip, getting that tan you’ve always wanted or simply sink your toes into the sand, these recommended beaches are definitely worth discovering for all you beachspotters out there.

Sebauh’s floating temple

Every place has its tale. For Sebauh, a small town of over 20,000 people, it is the tale behind the floating temple. The temple, known as Natok Kon Sebauh, sits on an island directly opposite the town and is the only temple of its kind in Sarawak.

Orchid: Petals Galore

One place in Kuching that will definitely put a smile on every visitors face is the famous DBKU Orchid Garden, right in the heart of the city, just across the river from the famed Kuching Waterfront.

The lush rainforest of Northern Mulu: Mentawai

Mentawai is part of the famous Mulu National Park and is located on the uppermost north of the park. It sits near some of Sarawak’s major attractions including The Pinnacles, among the most amazing karst sculptures located in the Gunung Api formation.

Mount Murud: Above the clouds

Standing at 2,423 metres above sea level, Mount Murud is the tallest peak in Sarawak. There are hidden treasures that are not known to many others in Mount Murud. About two to three hours’ walk away from the church camp lies the Rock Garden, an area filled with unique giant rock formations in an exposed area.

Rafflesia lure at Padawan

Touted as the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia is a rare species of plant found mainly in Gunung Gading National Park Lundu and now also found in Kampung Temurang, Kampung Belimbing and Kampung Begu Padawan in Sarawak.

Niah National Park

Niah is one of Sarawak’s smaller national parks, but it is certainly one of the most important, and has some of the most unusual visitor attractions. The park’s main claim to fame is its role as one of the birthplaces of civilisation. The oldest modern human remains discovered in Southeast Asia were found at Niah, making the park one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

Nabau: Real or mere myth?

Sarawakians are no stranger to tales of giant beasts. Local legends speak of the Nabau, a monstrous snake with the diameter of a fuel drum. That’s probably about five times bigger than the Amazon’s 500-pound Green Anaconda, the world’s largest snake. Impossible? We can’t say that we know for sure.

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