Known for the site where the oldest human remains were discovered in Southeast Asia, Niah National Park has lots to offer to both its day and overnight visitors. The park itself has multiple caves with impressive and archeological sites.
The surrounding area has dense primary rain forest which is home to many species of plants and wildlife. In the evening, visitors get to take a romantic walk in the moonlight and be serenaded by the symphony of sounds from the rainforest. Attractions at Niah National Park as below:
Niah Cave a collective name for 8 main caves located within Niah-Subis limestone massif. Learn More
Bird ’s Nest
Half million swiftlets that live in the cave make their nests purely from their own salivary secretions. When the nests are cleaned and cooked, they are known as the famous birds nest soup, which is as highly regarded in Chinese cuisine as caviar is in the West. You will notice strategically positioned bamboo poles and ladders in the cave buried vertically. Birds nest collector will then climb up the bamboo ladders to harvest the birds nest. Local people have practiced this dangerous occupation for generations to earn a living.
There are 5 well maintain trails (Madu Trail, Bukit Kasut Trail, Great Cave Trail, Painted Cave Trail, Tangap’s Trail – Trail lead to homestay Rh.Panjang Patrick Libau) which gives access to Niah’s place of interest. Trekking range from easy to tough. The trails are well marked, for tough trails we marked with colours . Learn More
Flora and Fauna
It is worth taking your time and walking quietly along the way, as you may well see some of the park’s wildlife. If you leave the Great cave and return along the plank walk around clouds intermingling, you can see half a million of swiftlets are returning to their nests.
Diversity richness of Flora and Fauna
- 75 sp. Of mammal (i.e 23 sp of bats and 16 endemic to Borneo)
Identified as habitat of remaining population of Naked bats (Cheiromeles torquartus) in Sarawak.
- 241 sp. Of birds (57 near threatened)
- 104 sp. Of reptilian & anphibian (10 endemic)
- 334 sp. Of tree from 100 family identified.
To learn more about Niah National Park, please visit the Official Website at https://niahnationalpark.my/ or contact us as below:
(Monday – Sunday including Public Holidays)
VISITING HOURS : 8.00am to 5.00pm
ADDRESS : 98200 Miri, Sarawak
TEL : (+6) 085 737450 / 737454