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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. Our Miri vacation planner makes visiting Niah Caves and other Miri attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This smaller sister to Mulu is less well known and is less crowded. There has been a bid to make it a world heritage site as well. We were able to take a leisurely walk through and only passed a handf...  more »
  • You have to be reasonably fit to visit the caves as it involves a lot of climbing. We took 2 hours to reach the last cave from the National Park office. We passed 2 men with large sacks of guano that ...  more »
  • Niah caves: If you want to get there by you even without rent car or taxis. It's very simple. Miri, to get to the local bus terminal: "Wisma Pelita Tunku, street Jalan Padang" here, take the bus "33A + 20" there is a bus a little almost every hour. Stop you at "pujut corner" (it is the bus terminal 'long distance' bus that make kuching <--> miri), arrive has this station tt the world jumps on it, so it is easy to indicate or we want to go, take a bus to "batu niah" it costs RM 10. There are about 1 hour trip up to "batu niah". Happened a batu niah, the bus you drop in roadside, on the main axis kuching - miri. From here there are 15 km between the national park and the bus stop. There are private drivers which can bring you to the niah caves national park. It costs RM 30. Personally, finding the exorbitant prices, with my boyfriend, we decided to move away from this place, we set the main axis, linking the national park and downtown "batu niah" we made the stop and end of qq min a car we took and drove to the Park. The entrance to the Park costs 20 RM. It takes 4 h ROUND-TRIP ride in the Park. Little tourist and the cellars are worth. Provide lots of water! For the return, Park, we walked the path that runs along the River from the Park to the city of batu niah, there is 2, 5 km, it takes 30 to 45 min walk. In the city center of batu niah, we found a driver, for 15 RM with negotiation, who brought us the bus station road miri-kuching. And her we took a bus to 10 RM to miri.
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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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