Niah National Park Tours and Activities
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While small compared to Sarawak’s other national parks, Niah National Park is one of the most unusual and archaeologically important in the world. It’s also a place of great natural beauty and biodiversity, thanks to the rainforest and vast cave system where swiftlets, bats and a host of other wildlife thrive.
Niah earned a spot on the map when an archaeological dig in 1957 led to the discovery of the oldest modern human remains in Southeast Asia inside the park’s Great Cave. A 40,000-year-old human skull, discovered a year later, gave evidence that humans have lived on Borneo for tens of thousands of years. Another cave within the park, the aptly named Painted Cave, contains ancient cave paintings as well as a few canoe-like coffins, called death ships, indicating that the cave was once used as a burial site.
Niah National Park is located about 90 minutes from Miri and can be reached by bus or taxi.
Address: Miri, Malaysia
Hours: National Parks Office open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Niah National Park
Touring around the site where a 40,000 years old human remains were discovered, Niah National Park offers jungle walk and caving. The Niah Cave is famous for its edible bird's nest found high-up in the cave about 300 ft from the ground. In the Painted Cave, you are about to see the prehistoric wall drawing as well as the preserved remains of the STONE AGE PEOPLE 40,000 years old. The tour continues by spending your afternoon at Tusan Beach, which is known for its "horse drinking seawater" cliff and the blue tears phenomenon.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Niah National Park hours of operation?
Niah National Park hours of operation: National Parks Office open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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