Fodor's Expert Review Niah National Park and Caves

Bintulu Cave

Thick rain forest covers this gorgeous 12-square-mile park, where caves thought to have been inhabited 40,000 years ago are accessed via a short boat ride (0.50 ringgit). Alight from the boat onto a boardwalk that runs between the caves: the Great Cave, at 820 feet wide, is one of the largest caves in the world; the Painted Cave is filled with ancient rock paintings; and the Traders’ Cave is where bird nests were historically collected for soup—and sadly, they still are, though the practice has been decreasing. The park is about a two-hour drive from the Bintulu pier.

Cave Park (National/State/Provincial) Silversea Cruise

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Miri, Sarawak  98200, Malaysia

8-573–7450

www.sarawakforestry.com

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Rate Includes: 10 ringgit, payable at park headquarters, Daily 8–5

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