Stick insect, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

Stick insect, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

Stick insect, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia


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Gunung Mulu National Park (Mulu for short) is Sarawak's flagship national park, and averaging around 15,000 visitors each year, it's also its busiest. The main attractions here are its cave systems and the sharp raggedy limestone pinnacles, although just being in close proximity to the forest while also enjoying the luxury of a hot shower also has its charms.

Being Sarawak's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Mulu is a big draw for tourists. As such booking at least two to three weeks in advance for park accommodation and longer tours, such as the Pinnacles Trek and the Summit Trail in the peak season (June till September), is an absolute must.

Founded in 1974 and named after Gunung Mulu, the park gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000. The park has played host to decades of research in and around its cave systems, and to this day there are unexplored systems and the provenance of some of the underground waterways ... Read our complete Gunung Mulu National Park travel guide

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