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THE SIGHTS OF SARAWAK
MULU NATIONAL PARK
The caves of Gunung Mulu, as it is known locally, are the crowning glory of Sarawak's national parks and contain the largest limestone cave system in the world.
Mulu's system of caves is truly spectacular. The caves which are open
for public inspection include the world's largest natural chamber (Sarawak
Chamber), the world's largest cave passage (Deer Cave) and the longest
cave in South-East Asia (Clearwater Cave).
There is also plenty to see and do above ground, without having to venture
into the caves. The park contains 15 different types of forest - including
mixed dipterocarp, heath, peat swamp, moss forest and montane vegetation
- and thousands of species of ferns, fungi, mosses and flowering plants,
including 170 species of wild orchid and 10 species of pitcher plant. Mulu's
wildlife is as rich as its flora, and is inhabited by an impressive variety
of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and other invertebrates.
photographs on this page are courtesy of Phil Youdale and Sarawak Tourism