Malaysia is a multicultural country in South East Asia, situated near the equator. Malaysia is divided into two parts: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo’s East Malaysia. Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire.
The weather in Malaysia is tropical with really high temperatures and high humidity all-round the year. Malaysia’s food is awesome in taste. The food has a combination of different types of flavors like Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Malay.
If you are bored doing sightseeing in the cities or just need to escape in a wild place, you can visit one of the numerous National Parks. You can decide which is the most beautiful National Park in Malaysia from this list 😊.
1. Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park is located in Sarawak and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. You can reach it by riverboat or plane but when you are there you will love the amazing scenery and stunning landscapes.
2. Taman Negara National Park
Located on the Malay Peninsula, this park is one of the oldest rainforests in the world (more than 130 million years). We can do lots of things here like climbing, fishing, walking, or just enjoy the view and fresh air. There are some flora and fauna which are protected like Malay Tigers or the elephants.
3. Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu National Park is located in Sabah and it covers an area of 754 square kilometers surrounding Mount Kinabalu. With a height of 4,095 meters, it is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo. The park is also Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its “outstanding universal values” and the role as one of the most important biological sites in the world. In this park you can find different types of flora and fauna; the most famous one is the Rafflesia Arnoldi, the biggest flower in the world.
4. Niah National Park
This is the most important archaeological site in Malaysia because back to 40,000 years this caves complex has signs of human habitation. Niah National Park is located just two hours from the city of Miri in northern Sarawak and is one of the most visited caves in Malaysia.
5. Similajau National Park
Similajau National Park is located in the Bintulu Division of Sarawak, about 30 kilometers from Bintulu. You can hike, snorkel, watch turtles, or try to watch crocodiles during the night before it catches you.
6. Lambir Hills National Park
Lambir Hills is a small park in Miri Division, Sarawak, with an extension of 6,952 hectares. In this park, there are waterfalls and more than 237 species of birds, 64 species of mammals, 46 species of reptiles, and 20 species of frogs.
7. Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman is a group of 5 islands located between 3 and 8 km off Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The 5 islands are Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. The park is spread over 4,929 hectares, two-thirds of which cover the sea.
8. Penang National Park
Penang National Park is located just an hour and a half from the city of George Town. This is the smallest National Park in Malaysia. Penang National Park is the first protected area legally gazetted under Malaysia’s National Park Act of 1980. Penang National Park was established to preserve and protect flora and fauna as well as objects with geological, archaeological, historical, ethnological, scientific, and scenic interests.
9. Endau-Rompin National Park
Endau-Rompin National Park is a protected tropical rainforest in the southernmost prolongation of the Tenasserim Hills, Malaysia, and named after two rivers that flow through it. This park is also one of the oldest rainforests in the world, besides the flora and fauna, we can enjoy the rivers, waterfalls, etc.
10. Bako National Park
Bako is one of the smallest national parks and the oldest park in Sarawak, but this park features multiple biomes (including rainforest), abundant wildlife, jungle streams and waterfalls, secluded beaches, and trekking trails.