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Address: Miri, Malaysia
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Historical Niah National Park Day Trip from Miri
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Good day trip from Miri

We had taken a taxi from town (300 ringgit, around 1 1/2 hr drive each way). There is simple lodgings at the park headquarters with a small cafeteria with cheap food and drinks... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Nicole B
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We had taken a taxi from town (300 ringgit, around 1 1/2 hr drive each way). There is simple lodgings at the park headquarters with a small cafeteria with cheap food and drinks. The way to the caves is very simple, you just follow the raised boardwalk the whole way. It's very humid on the walk so bring lots of... More 

1 Thank Nicole B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Know your way, bring headlamp or torch light or you can rent at the counter at jetty (RM5/ headlamp), the only thing lacking in my opinion is signage, and clear map to be given at ticketing counter. The one handed out was photocopied and blurred. Should have googled instead - as the path was quite simple when it is clearer.... More 

1 Thank Oceanus10
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

As caves go, there is nothing special about this one. Just plenty of walking up and down steps which can get slippery with bird faeces. Hand rails also the same. There are no stalactites or stalagmites, nor an underground lake. Pretty basic as caves go. However, if you like walking, this ones for you.

2 Thank MickyLeMouse
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Do take the advise of all other bloggers: bring your own torch and gloves. Wear a pair of good slip-proof shoes. It's not a difficult place to walk trek through but due to neglect in maintenance, floorboards may be loose. So be careful.

1 Thank dorisyong
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104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Was supposed to cover a few caves, but didn't managed to cover the painted cave. We did the dark and the niah cave. You will need to take a boat to cross a small river (5 seconds to reach and cost 1 MYR per person one way). Be prepared to climb steep stairs, bring a touch light to see the... More 

1 Thank Kaiwithacloud
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 8, 2017

1 hour drive from Miri. Looking through the entire cave takes c 3 - 4 hours (including time to walk from entrance to the cave, which is a very pleasant walk). Walkways are prepared, so it is suitable even for elderly people. The caves are also very beautiful - plenty to see. Would recommend you bring a flashlight when you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Don't expect a cake walk . The rather disinterested lady at the entry told us the Painted Cave (last of 3) was closed but gave us no explanation. It was a tree fall right at the entrance we found. It would be a bit more professional if they offered some advice or told visitors they have torches and other bits... More 

1 Thank larrybuffy
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14 reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Within 2 hours drive from Miri with stop over in Bekenu for lunch. Easy plank walk to the entrance of the caves. No need for extra gear. Just bring good walking shoes and umbrella or rain jacket in case of a down pour. Easy parking and ticketing for park entrance right at the small pier where one has to take... More 

1 Thank borneo88
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I had a great experience exploring pre-historic living in all three caves. Best experience was in the second one which was biggest and maneuvering our ways in complete darkness. Thinking that there were people calling it home thousand years back was creepy enough. It just told me that the world is so old and we should protect it. pour While... More 

Thank Hizam
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2016

You need to park you car and take a boat across a small river. Then on you'll need to walk about 45 minutes. Need a good pair of walking shoes. It is about 150 minutes drive from Miri.

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