Malaysia is home to a staggering exhibit of mind-blowing attractions. The Southeastern Asian country occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo.
It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences.
The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. Below is a list of some of the countries beautiful national parks.
1. Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park is a protected rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. It’s known for its dramatic peaks and caves, including the huge, bat-filled Deer Cave. The cave leads to the Garden of Eden, a hidden valley and waterfall enclosed by limestone cliffs. The Pinnacles at Gunung Api are tall, jagged limestone formations with steep trails and rare orchids. The summit of Gunung Mulu Mountain has views over the park. It covers a total land area of 528.6 km² and it was established in the year 1974.
2. Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara is a vast national park in Malaysia on the Malay peninsula. It encompasses a sprawling tropical rainforest that’s said to be 130 million years old. Kuala Tahan, the main entry point, is a base for the nearby canopy walkway, river trips and treks through the jungle to the top of Mt. Tahan. The park is home to tigers, macaques and birdlife, as well as the enormous flowers of the rafflesia plant and its total land area is 4,343 km². The park IS situated about 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Kuala Lumpur.
3. Kinabalu National Park
It was established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia in 1964. As we speak, it is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. It is located in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo and it is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforests to tropical mountain forest, subalpine forests, and scrubs on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora.
4. Bako National Park
Bako National Park is a national park in Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. Established in 1957, it is the oldest national park in Sarawak. It covers an area of 27.27 square kilometres at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula at the mouth of the Bako and Kuching Rivers.
5. Gunung Gading National Park
The Gunung Gading National Park is a national park in Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The park is located roughly two hours drive from Kuching, and is a popular destination for seeing the Rafflesia flower in bloom. It was established in 1983 and covers a total land area of 43.6 km²
6. Niah National Park
Niah National Park, located within Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, is the site of the Niah Caves limestone cave and archaeological site. Known for the site where 40,000-year-old human remains were discovered, Niah National Park offers jungle walk, Iban longhouse and cave experiences. It provides some interesting and impressive sights. The area was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago and features one of the world’s largest cave entrances, Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites and iron-age cave paintings.