WHS: Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

After your tour of Brunei, a good next stop is to catch the bus down the coast to Miri in Sarawak — because that’s the most convenient place to catch a plane to today’s Borneo World Heritage Site visit:

Gunung Mulu National Park

Important both for its high biodiversity and for its karst features, Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The 52,864-ha park contains seventeen vegetation zones, exhibiting some 3,500 species of vascular plants. Its palm species are exceptionally rich, with 109 species in twenty genera noted. The park is dominated by Gunung Mulu, a 2,377 m-high sandstone pinnacle. At least 295 km of explored caves provide a spectacular sight and are home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. The Sarawak Chamber, 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world…

You want jungle river cruising? Got that.

You want spectacular caves? Got that.

You want mountain climbing, tropical flower hunting, millions of bats? Yep, yep, yep.

Pretty much the quintessential Borneo experience, this park:

So yep, this is definitely an AAA-List adventure in the tropics, quite thoroughly recommended for your bucket list — and if you only stop one place in Borneo, make it this!

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