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Published: April 15th 2017
After visiting one of the most beautiful Taman Negaras in Asia like Bako, I headed to Sarawak’s largest national park which is found near three mountains: Mulu, Api and Benarat and surrounded by rainforest.
The reason why I came was to see the largest cave on the planet, which was one of those places that I used to see on many documentaries about Borneo, and also the particular rock formations of limestone popping out from the vegetation.
It is huge and I spent probably a couple of hours to visit just a small part of it but absolutely rewarding and, at some points, there is an opening where you can see a face shaped rock formation that seemed to be sculpted in the rock, really amazing.
At dusk millions of bats were flying out of Deer Cave, I walked on a platform built, on purpose, to assist at one of the most beautiful natural events I could ever witness.
Fauna is also abundant with deer, monkeys, giant porcupine, civets and all of Borneo’s hornbills, but honestly I enjoyed much more the wildlife watching at Bako Taman Negara.
The National Park has got two great walking trails:
the canopy sky walk and the ground one for the night tour.
That time I decided to go on top of the canopy since I had done already the night walk at Bako National Park.
On top the views are just spectacular even though I did not see many animals at all.
I have seen lizards and squirrels dashing up and down the trunk of the tall trees and colourful butterflies flying around me.
In Gunung Mulu Taman Negara there are a lot of activities to choose from and I have chosen the longer overnight hikes to see and admire the famous pinnacles I was mentioning before.
The walk up to the pinnacles was really streneous and, some part of the hike, involved rope climbing and It was all but easy.
We were at over two thousands meters of elevation when we reached the top of the slope and, luckily, we made it on time before the afternoon clouds cover all the mountain view and spoiling our effort to see the pinnacles.
We took a long rest and staring at the beautiful rock formations that I had long admired many times on TV
many years ago.
It was a wonderful moment and I felt really happy and relieved to have made it up to here.
Borneo gave me probably a few of the best moments while travelling in Asia and, for anyone travelling in this part of the continent, is a MUST see place.
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