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Niah Caves, Miri

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Explore the vast underground chambers of Niah Caves, home to otherworldly rock formations, ancient cave paintings, and legions of swiftlets, the makers of solidified-saliva dwellings that often end up in bird's nest soups. Access the caves via a 3 km (1.9 mi) trek, doable without a guide. No special equipment is required here, but you can make your visit more enjoyable by wearing sturdy shoes, bringing plenty of water, and carrying your own flashlight to avoid paying for rental. Make Niah Caves a centerpiece of your Miri vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Miri itinerary planner.
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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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  • If you want to Gua Niah, you can take a car or van hire with the way rm35. Prices vary according to each driver. The distance from Simpang Ngu (bus stop) is 16 km. No taxi service is available around ...  more »
  • Mostly is walking all the time in there. They are 2 main caves, Great Cave and Painted cave. A good place to visit and relax as well.  more »
  • The Niah cave are an hour drive via the coastal road and 1.5 hours by the old inland road. We stopped at Niah town to have lunch of drunken tiger prawns, the white silky "Tutu" fish and the local fern...  more »