NIAH NATIONAL PARK

National Historical Monuments


Millions of bats and swiftlets, numerous historical sites, ancient tombs and a primary rain forest come together to enchant visitors in this national park. Dubbed as the cradle of human civilisation in the region, Niah is one of the most important archaeological sites in the word.
Sprawling over 3238ha, Niah National Park enjoys great popularity among history lovers and researchers for its archaeological significance. The Great Cave here was inhabited by prehistoric men nearly 40,000 years ago. Among the relics unearthed include Neolithic painting and paleolithic artefacts.
Painted Caves


Another attraction is the Painted Caves, where depictions of human-like figures were found near an ancient burial site. Niah National Park is accessible from Bintulu and Miri. It is situated about 109km from Miri and 131km from Bintulu. Accommodation Ranges from chalets, hostels and a rest house.
Visitors are recommended to explore the forest trails, visit the Iban longhouse, enjoy a boat ride, explore the Great Cave to see the excavation site and visit Niah’s famous Painted Cave.

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