Rainforest Discovery Centre

Educational nature walks

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What we say: 4 stars

Just a 20-minute walk from the Sepilok Orangutan Centre, this government-run forest reserve is the perfect place to learn about tropical plants and enjoy a nature walk away from the tourist hordes.

You could spend half a day here trekking the market trails, or breeze through the highlights like the orchid garden and 25-metre high canopy walkway in an hour. There are also educational gardens with medicinal plants and rainforest crops.

Quiet trekkers stand a good chance of seeing giant squirrels and hornbills plus, if you're lucky, orangutans. The best time to visit is early in the morning before the sun is at its hottest. The visitor centre has exhibits on Borneo wildlife plus a cafe, toilets and a prayer room.

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Sepilok
http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/RDC/
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00–17:00
Last updated: 25th February, 2013

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