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How Gunung Mulu National Park is More Tempting than watching Jumanji.

Limestone Pinnacle located in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak.

Have you ever been to Miri, Sarawak? Don’t know where to go or you don’t know what to plan when visiting Miri, Sarawak? Let’s take an adventure like “JUMANJI” to the Gunung Mulu National Park and experience the “jungle” feeling. Fill up your amazing day and exciting moment to this mysterious mounts by exploring to this Gunung Mulu. Gunung Mulu National Park is national park located in Miri, Sarawak in the middle of the jungle Borneo. This is how Gunung Mulu National Park is more tempting than watching Jumanji. Experience and exploring the Jumanji style of adventures and “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”.

Sarawak Chamber: One of the world’s largest underground chambers.
Deer Cave: the largest cave passage in the world
Clearwater Cave:
the longest cave system in Southeast Asia.
A millions of bats flying outward to the jungle.

The national park is dominated by three mountains which is Mount Mulu, Mount Api and Mount Benarat. Mount Mulu is a sandstone mountains while Mount Api and Mount Benarat are a limestone mountains. The summit of Mount Mulu is covered by moss forests, while the limestone pinnacles are found on the upper part of the Mount Api. These Gunung Mulu is famous for its caves with existence covered with the rainforest. It is one of the fascinating national parks in Malaysia and best known as its gigantic cave system that was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2000. This national park has three notable caves which is Sarawak Chamber:one of world’s largest chambers with 600 m (2,000 ft) long, 415 m (1,362 ft) wide and at least 80 m (260 ft) high, yielding a volume of 12,000,000 m3 (420,000,000 cu ft) and an unsupported roof span of 300 m (980 ft), Deer Cave:the largest cave passage in the world at 120 m (390 ft) to 150 m (490 ft) in diameter, and Clearwater Cave:longest cave in Southeast Asia with 227.2 km (745,000 ft) of explored passages. If you want to be apart of thrill on your adventures, this is how you challenge yourself by exploring this well-known caves only at Gunung Mulu National Park. This mysterious caves is also home for millions of bats also knows as “BAT EXODUS” that house in this caves. Every evening, this millions bats will fly outward to the jungle. If you lucky during this time, why not taking picture of this “BAT EXODUS” because it is an experience that can not be missed Besides of the mountains and caves in Gunung Mulu National Park, it is also best known as the surrounding jungle and it is home for special plants and animal species. There are a large numbers of animal species such as invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish identified in the park area. Other than that, Gunung Mulu National Park also contains a large number of plant species in this areas. For people who loves the mother nature, this is the suitable place for you to discover of what you searching for. In and around the headquarters of Gunung Mulu, you can make a number of short walks on marked trails. A short outing, (2 hours) that can be taken without a guide, prompts the Paku Waterfall. After a long walk, enjoy yourself in Paku Watefall along with your friends, family or your loves one to have a swim on that waterfall. You can likewise do the Canopy Skywalk, a course of about 500m on rope bridges that have been strained over the trees. For genuine explorers, there are additionally a lot of chances to make longer (multi-day) wilderness visits, accompanied by a guide. There is a multi day trip to the ‘pinnacles’: substantial spiked rocks projecting the jungles. Another visit is known as the ‘Head-Hunters Trail’ and pursues a course that was as often as possible utilized by head-hunter tribes. The pictures of attraction below capturing activities you may do during visits to the Gunung Mulu National Park that you might not been experience it when you watching JUMANJI.

Upper View of the Gunung Mulu National Park.
Exploring the bat exodus.
Instruction guide for tourist at Gunung Mulu National Park.
Climbs at The Pinnacles to view at the top of the mountains.
Spider species discovered at the Gunung Mulu National park.
Cute little animal habitat founded at Gunung Mulu National Park.
Rhinoceros Hornbill : represent Mascott of the Sarawak
Unique and beautiful plants by exploring into the jungle.
Another plant image is captured.
‘Head-Hunters Trail’ and follows a route that was frequently used by head-hunter tribes.

One of the beautiful young Tourist do the Canopy Skywalk, a route of about 500m on rope bridges that have been strained over the trees.
Enjoy yourself swimming after exploring 2 hours of walks at marked trails at Paku Waterfalls.
Exploring of Gunung Mulu National Park Caves. It is an exciting and fascinating adventures to explore all of the caves.
A tourist couples enjoying the view above the Gunung Mulu National Park.

A  visit to Gunung Mulu National Park fits within any budget. The tours and activities are slightly more costly than in other parks, but you won’t pay staggering amounts. Apparently this count on the type of activity. A visit to the main 2 caves will cost you around RM 30, while a multi-day tour will be around RM 400. Regarding eating and sleeping options, there are more than enough options. There are accommodations available within the park itself, but there are opportunities outside as well. For the real backpackers, there are dorms and lodges. If you are more fond of luxury, you can also stay at the Mulu Marriott Resort, where you can get some well deserved relax-time after a day of sweat through the jungle. These are some pictures below showing the accommodation that when you visit Gunung Mulu National Park.

Mulu Resort where you can have a relax-time after a day of exploring through the jungle.
Mulu World Heritage Accomodiation.
Mulu River Lodge: Suitable for backpackers.

So what do you saying? Still did not planning yet where to go? No more words. Now is the time for you to plan visiting Gunung Mulu National Park. Watching “JUMANJI” is not enough to bring you to the jungle unless you experience the “JUMANJI” yourself to this destination only at Sarawak. Do visit to Gunung Mulu National park because this is HOW GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK IS MORE TEMPTING THAN WATCHING JUMANJI.

By – Shamsul.


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