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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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  • August 15, 2017
    You should stop by and visit the caves. It is worth a stop. You can easily reach the stop by public bus (10 RM from Miri with 2 hours ride) and the catch one of the unofficial taxis (25-30 RM) to go t...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Based in Miri we had a taxi arranged through our guesthouse for RM240 (£42 for the taxi not pp) . It is around an hour's drive away and the driver dropped us off and then picked us up at a time of our...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The entrance fee is rm10 for adult. Need to cross river via boat with rm1 payment. All the caves are very big. Need to bring headlamp or torchlight as one of the cave are in total darkness.. bring mas...  more »

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