Lambir Hills National Park is one of the national parks that can be on your list of destinations in Malaysia. Situated on the Miri-Bintulu Road, about 36 kilometers to the southwest of Miri Town Sarawak, East Malaysia, a national park is a well-known option throughout Malaysia. Established in 1975, the area of the national park reaches 6,952 hectares.
About Lambir Hills National Park
Lambir National Park Sarawak belongs to the most diversified forests in the country with about 1,173 species of tree, 81 tree families, and 286 genera. In the deeper side of the forest, wild animals leave inside, including sun bears, monkeys, bats, and pangolin.
The best time to visit the national park is in the morning, so you still have enough time to explore the beauty. Nature serves amazingly beautiful waterfalls; one of them is Latak Waterfall which is located only 0.18 km and about 20 minutes walking from the office of the national park. If you continue the trail, you can see more waterfalls.
But you should start earlier since the trek takes some hours long and should go back in time because the gate is closed at 5 pm. It is best to get some information at the park’s office about the trails and the time needed to explore them.
One of the best trails is Pantu Trail. It features 22 meters high Tree Tower after about 1 km of the walk from the start. From the top of the tower, the dipterocarp forest view looks so scenic and it is a great bird-watching spot.
How to Get to the Lambir Hills National Park
If you choose to get to Lambir Hills National Park Miri Sarawak Malaysia by car, it is only 30minutes from Miri Town through Miri-Bintulu Road. If you choose to take a public bus, take the BatuNiah route, Bakong, Tinjar, Bintulu, or Beker bazaar from Wisma Pelita Tunkuin Miri.It is also a good idea to take a national park tour from a travel agent in Miri.
For those who stay in another town, you can take a flight to the nearest airport to Lambir Hills National Park in Miri Town by Air Asia or Malaysia Air which fly every day to the town. Organize the trip in advance, because a well-organized can be more enjoyable.