A part of Malaysia breathes in the dense rain forests that can rightly be called as the heart of the nation. Amidst the National Parks in Malaysia, the series of tall trees kissing the sky as well as shrubs and herbs crawling up the ground, the marshy lowlands and the hilly altitudes all paves the way for diverse flora and fauna.A complete package of picturesque islands, dumbfounding sceneries, adventurous National Parks, beautiful rain forests, and extravagant lifestyle, Malaysia is a treat to the eyes and soul.
It is quite difficult to count on any one religion or heritage as Malaysia has evolved with a wide range of cultural diversity and harmony. The entire country is brimming with thriving communities of Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, etc. It is home to a diverse assemblage of people that comprise of Chinese, Indians, and several other Asian countries which justifies the tourism motto of “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. Dozens of tribal communities of Dayaks, the early settlers as well as people from Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia have been living here spreading the joy of native culture and languages and making Malaysia truly a home for everyone.
A visit through the breathless woods amidst the meandering muddy trails that lead to streaming rivers often leads to pitcher plants, orchids as well as Liana. A little up the trail tourists are greeted with Alpines and conifers; not to miss the exotic landscape. Hence, narrowing down the reach and sticking to the flamboyant exploration of the famous National Parks in Malaysia, here is a list you would want to bookmark for your very next trip.
10. Gunung Mulu National Park
Gracing the mighty Mount Mulu, the National Park is undoubtedly one of the most scenic National Parks in Malaysia. The explicit beauty can be reached only via boats and planes and both the journey guarantees some of the most dumbfounding views. The entire island flaunts some of the ancient natural rock formations which decorates the more significant portion of the Park. The major attractions here are the mighty canyons, caverns, cliffs,and caves among which the Sarawak Chamber seems to form an infinite den in the middle of the forest.
How Can You Reach?: Gunung Mulu National Park is accessible by roadway transport, flights as well as by ships and boats.
Where To Stay?: There are a number of staying options near to the Park. Muru Resort remains the most popular.
9. Kinabalu National Park
A hidden gem in the spectacular rain forests of Malaysia, the Kinabalu is home to a diverse range of native flora and fauna. More than 4500 unique species are known to dot this area, a significant number of which can be spotted after a challenging hike down the trails. Among the dense outgrowth stands tall the Mount Kinabalu which has earned the island its unique name. The charming National Park is visited by innumerable tourists around the year to admire the unscathed beauty and to rejuvenating with the chirping of the birds, growling of the wild and feel the nature in its true color.
How To Reach?: A number of options are available from Kota Kinabalu.
Where To Stay?: Kundasang Hotels.
8. Niah National Park
A treasure trove of artefacts for the archaeologists, the Niah National Park is worth visiting in Malaysia. With several caves and mighty caverns dotting the area, the Park has summoned visitors from around the world to admire the beauty of this exotic place. The caves flaunt uncountable artefacts used by the human settlers earlier here. The linking complexes and chambers cut out inside seem to stretch to infinity. Apart from human tools, toys and primitive drawings, one can find a wide range of geological formations gracing the area. Besides, the upholding beauty of the humid forests and the rhyming calls of birds and the wild is something that makes Niah a must visit in Malaysia.
How To Reach?: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes ride from Miri City via taxi or bus.
Where To Stay?: There are several hotels for tourist accommodation in Niah Village.
7. Lambir Hills National Park
A refreshing retreat in the lap of Malaysia, the Lambir Hills National Park is undoubtedly one of the best National Parks for the nature lovers. With tall trees canopying up the sky, limiting the sunrays hitting the ground, Lambir is genuinely nature’s den. Home to an ecstatic range of diverse species, the forest hums the tunes of chirping birds, jumping monkeys and the other Asian wild. A few distances away, the area is graciously interrupted by mighty waterfalls and picturesque scenarios which makes it all the more beautiful. Among the various other viewpoints, the Bukit Lambir stands out as one of the fanciest attractions in Malaysia.
How To Reach?: Bus ride from Miri.
Where To Stay?: Borneo Tropical Rain forest Resort.
6. Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
A conjecture of five spectacular islands, the National Park can be rightly called as the heaven’s abode. A magnificent view is greeting the tourists and the panoramic horizon reaching for infinity; the Park offers equally enjoying water sports to treat the tourists. Dive into the deep blue sea or snorkel to admire the psychedelic coral reefs or just relax at the diamond white beaches, you can never get enough of the Park. The lush green borders that decorate the backdrop creates an enigma beyond imagination.
How To Reach?: Ferries from Jesselton Point ferry terminal.
Where To Stay?: Kota Kinabalu.
5. Gunung Ledang National Park
Gracing the mighty Mount Ophir lies the serene rain forests that are famous for its scenic beauty and enigma. Home to innumerable flora and fauna, the forest is worth a visit for every visitor. A chilly atmosphere around the Mount contrasting with the humidity of the canopying forests is something worth admiring forever. It is also famous for a wide range of native species of birds whose chirping echoes day and night. Besides the series of rumbling waterfalls, the Putri Waterfall remains the primary tourist attraction in Malaysia.
Where To Stay?: Tangkak Hotels.
4. Endau-Rompin National Park
Dating back up to 240 million years ago, the National Park has remained unscathed ever since its creation. A pictorial ecstasy, the Park seems to mimic the adventurous sceneries of the Jurassic Park. Thriving at the conjecture of two pristine rivers, the National Park flaunts one of the most challenging hiking trails in Malaysia. The beautiful area is dotted by several lakes and glistening streams that make it all the more thrilling. Endau-Rompin National Park is also home to the second highest peak in Malaysia which makes it worth a visit.
Where To Stay?: A number of options in park chalet.
3. Bako National Park
Bako National Park is one of the most beautiful National Parks in Malaysia. With pristine rock formations interrupting the territory and an excellent landscape that intermingles with the seashore, Bako receives uncountable visitors round the year. Since it can be only reached by boat, the journey is downright thrilling and guarantees excellent views to dive in. The dense forests are occasionally intterupted by mighty waterfalls and hiking trails are known to dominate the region. The broken terrains and the rocky plateau on the shores of arching yellow beach, thus makes Bako one of the prime tourist attraction here.
How To Reach?: Taxi ride from Kuching.
Where To Stay?: Several hotels in and around the Park premises.
2. Penang National Park
Besides being known as one of the fanciest National Parks in Malaysia, Penang is also a biodiversity hotspot in the country. The park is a one stop destination for both adventurists and nature lovers. It is brimming with flamboyant sceneries and challenging hiking trails that cater to the interests of everyone. From trees of all sizes and fauna of varied species, Penang is ideal for camping in the woods, sunbathing on the beaches and boating towards the horizon. The clear waters of the water bodies here offer magnificent views of the marine world. Besides, the Canopy Walk is known to in still peace and rejuvenation into the ones interested.
How To Reach?: Bus from George Town.
Where To Stay?: Pentai Kerachut.
1. Similajau National Park
An ideal destination for travel fanatics, Similajau National Park has risen to fame because of the panoramic sceneries and the ecstatic outdoor activities that can be tried here. The beautiful mountains, rumbling waterfalls, dense forests,and arching beaches sum up to be an extravagant fair altogether. Tourists from all over the world assemble here for bird watching or hike up the trails. Besides, the beautiful campsites are ideal for stargazing at night. The boating facilities can be availed both during the day for sailing and in the night to admire the crocodiles in their habitat.
How To Reach?: Taxi ride from Bintulu.
Where To Stay?: Bintulu Hotel.