Welcome to Mulu – Malaysia’s first World Heritage Area (awarded in 2000) and one of the most majestic and exciting nature destinations within Southeast Asia. Located in the middle of the Borneo jungle in the state of Sarawak, Gunung Mulu National Park is home to the worlds largest cave chamber and the longest cave in Southeast Asia. The enormous caves, mystical rock pinnacles, sandstone mountains and dense jungle make Mulu the perfect area for any keen explorer. The various trails can be explored on foot, including the beautiful Valley of Eden trek which follows in the foot-steps of Robin Hanbury-Tenison, the explorer who led Royal Geographical Society’s Mulu expedition in 1977 – learn more about the expedition at the excellent Park HQ. Alternatively, adventure caving takes you deep into the caverns for those looking for the ultimate thrill.
The park’s main attractions are the four show caves (Wind, Clearwater, Deer and Langs Caves), all readily accessible by wooden walkways and paths. Other fascinating sights and activities include; a bat observatory; a 480m rainforest canopy skywalk (the world’s longest tree-based walkway); the challenging Mulu Summit climb, the spectacular Pinnacles trail, and the historic Headhunter’s trail through remote rainforest scenery.
The jungles are alive day and night so keep your eyes peeled and ears alert as bat encounters are common, as well as sightings of cave dwelling insects, snakes, lizards, frogs, butterflies and wild cats within the jungle.