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Things to do in Lundu

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Due to its close proximity to Kuching town, Lundu is a popular coastal weekend getaway for both locals and tourists. It is known for being one of the best places to experience nature! To properly experience what this town has got to offer, we’ve listed some of the best places that you can visit in Lundu!

Things to do in Lundu

1.   Pandan Beach

If you’re looking to have a camping expedition by the beach, look no further than Pandan Beach. Access to clean water as well as toilets and showers are available, along with rentable BBQ pits. If you prefer sleeping in a bed, Pandan Beach is home to holiday villas and homestays, where you can still enjoy the seabreeze, golden shores and blue waters.

Tourists head out early to catch this beautiful sunrise that turns the sea and sand golden at Pandan Gold Coast Beach, Lundu

2.   Lundu Town Centre

Lundu is often considered a sleepy town, with rows and rows of wooden shophouses and plenty of quaint coffee shops scattered around the town centre. The people of Lundu are also known to be friendly and always up for a chat. Capture a memory of your visit to Lundu by snapping a picture at the town centre.

Things to do in Lundu - Lundu town

3.   Siar Beach

Situated an hour and a half away from Kuching city, Siar Beach is tucked away in a secluded cove amidst lush tropical surroundings and scenic views of the South China Sea. Despite its seclusion, Siar Beach is only 15 minutes away from town centre. Lundu’s Siar Beach boasts white sands and a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for both families and lone travellers looking for a beachy destination, thanks to the numerous chalets and resorts occupying the beachfront.

Things to do in Lundu - Siar Beach

4.   Kuala Blungei

A little underrated gem in the heart of Lundu, Kuala Blungei is a tranquil spot that offers stunning riverine-like landscapes with white sands and lush mangroves on the other side. Some people even come by to do a little fishing in the emerald waters.

Kuala Blungei

5.   Bukit Gondol, Kampung Pugu

If you’re a fan of hiking, check out Bukit Gondol in Kampung Pugu! Categorised as a relatively easy hike, the hike takes only 30 minutes and offers serene views of Kampung Pugu, Lundu’s coastline and the South China Sea below.

Bukit Gondol

6.   Seafood in Lundu

You can’t explore this coastal town without tasting the fresh seafood! Fung Ling Seafood and Flower Scent Seafood are both popular restaurants in town, known for their excellent service, delicious dishes and fair prices. Depending on the time of year, you might even be able to try delicacies like soft shelled crabs and lobsters.

7.   Gunung Gading National Park

Gazetted as a National Park in 1983, the Gunung Gading National Park is one of the best places in Asia to view the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia. The park planners have enforced strict measures such as a carefully laid plank walk, allowing visitors to view the Rafflesia without damaging the buds that grow all over the forest floor. 

The park also boasts four different mountain peaks for hiking enthusiasts as well as plenty of waterfalls and clear jungle streams that make excellent bathing spots.

8.   Tanjung Datu National Park

This park is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, but it may be the most beautiful. Home to pristine beaches, lush rainforests and amazing wildlife, seclusion is the key to the beauty of Tanjung Datu National Park. 

The park offers four hiking trails varying in difficulty. As an important conservation area for protected species, wildlife sightings are common along these paths. You might even catch glimpses of the Sarawak Langur, one of the rarest primates in the world, or some hornbills flying overhead. The park’s pristine beaches are also home to a turtle hatchery, where you may spot a green turtle during your visit.

9.   Jangkar Waterfall

Located at an hour’s hike away from Kampung Jantan, along Biawak Road in Lundu is Jangkar Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Western Sarawak. The 30-metre-tall waterfall offers fantastic views of the rainforest below as well as loud, strong currents which fall onto a pool below, perfect for a relaxing dip.

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