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Lambir Hills National Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on June 21, 2013 in Malaysia

Lambir Hills National Park is around 30 km (approx. 45 min drive) south of Miri on route 1 and therefore easily accessible – it is even possible to take a taxi from Miri, but it is advisable to tell the taxi to wait and take you back to the town.

I would strongly recommend that you visit the park early to mid-morning as it closes at 4 pm. The park consists of a series of walkways and offers you the chance to see, hear (see the end of the post of a recording of the sounds of the forest that doesn’t do them justice), smell, and feel the forest.

When I visited, I did not see much wildlife (some butterflies, and a lizard or two), but the general noise and feel of the place made it worthwhile. One point to note is that one of the listed attractions, the ‘tree tower’, is no more (see below) as it has fallen into disrepair.

Take lots of water as it is very hot and sweaty.

The entrance fee was RM 20 for non-Malaysians and RM 10 for Malaysians.

The entrance to the park (after paying)

The entrance to the park (after paying)

The park has a number of walkways and trails. Some of the bridges and trails do need a little work so watch where you put your feet.

The park has a number of walkways and trails. Some of the bridges and trails do need a little work so watch where you put your feet.

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Watch those bridge loads…

Watch those bridge loads…

A surprisingly bouncy bridge

A surprisingly bouncy bridge

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At the end of the shortest trail from the lodge (around 1.2 km, and a 20 min walk) is a waterfall and swimming pool

At the end of the shortest trail from the lodge (around 1.2 km, and a 20 min walk) is a waterfall and swimming pool

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These very steep stone steps lead up to the tree tower and other trails in the park, including the summit Bt. Lambir (465 m)

These very steep stone steps lead up to the tree tower and other trails in the park, including the summit Bt. Lambir (465 m)

View from the top of the steps

View from the top of the steps

The now closed tree tower from which you were able to get views across the canopy.

The now closed tree tower from which you were able to get views across the canopy.

The reason the tree tower is closed - the bottom steps have rotted away

The reason the tree tower is closed – the bottom steps have rotted away

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One of the butterflies I saw

One of the butterflies I saw

The exit

The exit

The noise of the forest was amazing, and the recording below does not do it justice…

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