Bako National Park

Jutting its way out into the pearly waters of the South China Sea on the other side of Kuching from Semenggoh, Bako National Park is also worth a visit – especially if you’ve come to Malaysia for the wild jungles and beautiful backcountry.

The landscapes here can change dramatically from the coast to the inland, with chiseled rock stacks and sheer-cut cliffs by the ocean, and dense forests with mossy undergrowth dominating the backcountry.

That makes for one awesome array of fauna, including formidable monitor lizards and elusive proboscis monkeys.

Walking trails cover the whole park, weaving past the woods, the mangroves and the coastal coves alike.

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