Lambir Hills National Park, Miri

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The Lambir Hills National Park is a national park in Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It is a small park, at 6,952ha, and is composed largely of mixed dipterocarp forest, with some small areas of 'kerangas' . The park is 150- above sea level.Animal lifeBiologists have recorded 237 species of birds, 64 species of mammals, 46 species of reptiles and 20 species of frogs in the national park. Large mammals such as gibbons and sun bear are absent or very rare due to the small size of the forest and illegal hunting. More recent surveys (2003–2007), however, failed to find 20% of the park’s resident bird species and 22% of the mammal species, losses that include half of the park’s primate species and six out of seven hornbill species. Collapse in population of large mammals and birds is an ecological disaster in Lambir.The park's invertebrates include the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing butterfly and more than 300 species of ants. Leeches are rare.Plant lifeIn 1991, the Sarawak Forest Department, Center for Tropical Forest Science/Harvard University, and the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Osaka City University, Japan created the Lambir Hills Forest Dynamics Plot. This is a 52ha area of the forest in which all trees thicker than 1.5cm at breast height have been measured, mapped and identified. Every few years, researchers do a census of these trees so they can track their growth and changes in the population structure of each species. A census of all trees in the plot found 1175 different species. This gives Lambir Hills National Park possibly the highest diversity of trees of any forest in the Old World.
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  • September 21, 2017
    A short bus ride from Miri (get any bus going to Bintulu from the main bus terminal, 10RM) the Lambir Hills park provides plenty of unguided (hurray!) walks through pleasant rainforest. There are seve...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Nice place for a hike. The wardens are very helpful in pointing out the best path for the limited amount of time you have. Beautiful streams and waterfalls. Bring lots of water anyway because its real...  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    The park is about 45min drive from Miri. I made the mistake of paying a fortune for a driver guide. I wish I'd just booked an uber and walked around the park on my own. It would have been over 50% che...  more »
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  • August 3, 2017
    An hour's drive out of Miri brings you out of the city to the jungle. It has waterfalls (two!), various jungle trails (varied difficulty & length) and lush vegetation.
  • June 14, 2017
    It is the one of best places to visit if you are in miri. There are several transportation but make sure you leave early, also l noticed the park has chalets for renting. Waterfalls are so beautiful.
  • August 20, 2017
    A must go in Miri, they have the easier path for family. Also, they provide map for you and they will tell you about it.
  • June 14, 2017
    Those visiting Miri & have love to nature must go here. Many distinctly marked(different distance/endurance) trails & waterfalls to workout/enjoy. With frds we visit every month to go close to nature
  • July 10, 2017
    Back to nature is in your mind? Then, off to Lambir. One of the national parks available in Miri District which is easily accessible by road, this is the place that you can enjoy yourself in waterfalls (Latak Waterfall is the nearest I've visited). It is also near to the Borneo Rainforest Resort (which is also a tourist attraction). So, kill 2 birds in one stone if you have the intention to visit both of them!

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Long considered among the best places in Malaysia to meet others on their travels, Miri has a bounty of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses. However, do your research before choosing your accommodations, as a lot of the options here cater to local oil rig workers and aren't exactly conducive to multicultural exchange. Many of the budget-friendly guesthouses or hostels cluster conveniently close to amenities such as restaurants and nighttime entertainment.
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