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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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  • It is quite a drive from Miri to the park. 1.45 hours at least. There are lots of trucks on the bumpy road and only one lane. Well signposted. It's never busy in the park and also the day we went we o...  more »
  • We've gone from Niah Cave during a transfer to Miri. The full path to/r (on the same street) is about 8/9 km and leads to visit, passing out of wooden walkways, three caves profoundly different from each other: Traders Cave, Great Cave and Painted Cave. It takes about 3 hours to take some pictures. Bring water and headlight! Recommended!
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  • The arrival was not difficult. We took a taxi (30 Ringit) a bus (10 Ringit) from the large terminal and then for the last 15 km. The entrance was again 20 Ringit plus 1 Ringit for the translation of the boat. To the caves (super unbeschwerlich) walking on planks straight through jungle. One need not expect but animals. Then a few stairs up, but not exhausting. In the caves themselves should you be walking and no flip wear flip-flops! A good non-slip sole plus flashlight is absolutely necessary. There, it is at times dark and really slippery. It smells like the legacy of bats and swallows. Not for the fine noses. Also jumping large spiders and giant cockroaches on the steps. For me, this was not the yellow of the egg. The bats, which began water drops were fascinating. And, the cave was also great prospects in the jungle. By the way, you sweat because it wonderfully... Well I'm glad that we did not have the Mulu Caves. It was impressive, but it's too unpleasant for me. I prefer brightness.
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