Our country may be home to some of the best beaches and diving spots in the world, but we don’t lose out much when it comes to greenery as well. National Park in Malaysia established to preserve the natural beauty and for provide an opportunity for public appreciation and enjoyment. The enjoyment is good for the soul as forest does wonders to human body such as providing oxygen, resting the eye from looking at the screens and concrete jungle, and other healing properties for the mental.That’s a lot of national parks to visit, but we’ll be narrowing it down to some of the best and most beautiful national parks you absolutely must head to.
Surrounded by lush greenery and amazing wildlife, here are some of the best national parks in Malaysia to add to your bucket list.
1. Gunung Mulu National park
Gunung Mulu is located in Sarawak and part of UNESCO heritage sites. The rich biodiversity in Gunung Mulu is the home of 3500 vascular plants, wide range of animals, canyon and sandstone pinnacle. The scene of mountains, 295 caves, and greenery needs to be seen to believe. The Gunung Mulu si located at 2376 above sea level and contains steep terrain that ideal for adventurers who are looking forward for some adrenaline inducing activity.
2. Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara is the perfect place for forest lover. Experience the longest canopy walkway, trekking under rainforest canopy, camping, fishing, and observing wildlife. In short, Taman Negara has it all as Taman Negara is the oldest rainforest in the world. Other than that, visitors can have a visit at Kampung Orang Asli or aborigine settlement. The aborigine can be seen next to the trail and the river. The two ethnics of aborigine are Semokberi and Batek. Aborigine are very friendly and the visitor are encouraged to respect their home in Taman Negara while enjoying their moment in the park.
3. Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu is the first World Heritage site by UNESCO in year 2000. Kinabalu National Park consider as the most important biological sites in the world. Located on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Kinabalu National Park covers an area of 754 square kilometres (291 square miles) and incorporates two mountains, Mount Kinabalu (4095.2 m) and Mount Tambuyukon (2,579 m). Visitors can notice the cooling temperature from 15 celsius to 24 celcius. Kinabalu National Park is very popular among Malaysians from Peninsular. Some visitors will see glimse of the biggest flower in the world, Rafflesia.
4. Bako National Park
The beautiful and significant rock formation, Bako National Park is home to some absolutely delightful sights that believe its small size. The lovely landscapes are just to die for to be explored as pristine beaches and stunning waterfalls make up scenic view for its visitors. The National Park only can be accessed by boats, the secluded Park is well with the visit.
5. Gunung Gading National Park
Gunung Gading National Park is located near the small town of Lundu in Southwest Sarawak. Gunung Gading was gazetted in 1983 after it was establish as forest reserve in 1929. Gunung Gading National Park is one of the best places in Asia to view the spectacular blooms of Rafflesia. After 10 years as a conservation zone to protect these unusual plants, the park opened to visitors in 1994. Gunung Gading are for serious hikers. Hikers should be well-prepared mentally and physically for breathtaking trails.
Date of Input: 31/08/2022 | Updated: 31/08/2022 | sitiafiqah
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