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Gunung Mulu National Park is a lush tropical jungle with fast-flowing streams and jagged limestone outcrops

It is overlooked-by a 7,798-foot mountain and is rich with spectacular and immense cave, some of the world’s largest.The Gunung Mulu National Park is located close to the southern border of Brunei with Malaysia Sarawak, about 100km east-southeast of the town of Miri and 100km due south of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, is the largest national park in Sarawak.

Much of the Gunung Mulu National Park, which lies along the Sarawak – Brunei border, was unexplored until the Royal Geographic Society and the Sarawak government surveyed it in the late 1970s. The park was not even opened to the public until 1985. Some of the best examples of tropical limestone weathering (karst) in the world can be seen here including enormous razor-sharp pinnacles, deep-cut canyons, and awesome caverns that are home to millions of bats and cave swiftlets (Collocallia sp., genus Aerodramus sometimes used).