Sarawak, a state of Malaysia, is the largest of the 13 islands and is approximately the same size as West Malaysia. Any holiday in Malaysia is incomplete without a visit to Sarawak as the place is full of good vibes. The attractive green and blue water beaches are the main asset of Sarawak where one can find some of the cleanest and greenest beaches in the world. The island is counted among the non-polluted places in Malaysia and the locals living here are also friendly and welcoming hosts.
10 places to visit in Sarawak Cultural Village
Take a look at some of the best places to visit in Sarawak Cultural Village, located about 32 km from Kuching, popularly known as the ‘Living Museum’ and located at the foot of Mount Santubong.
1. Bako National Park
This place is an introduction to the rainforest of Borneo and surrounds us like a cocoon of nature. The place is covered with natural vegetation consisting of dense forests, innumerable animals and birds, trekking trails, wonderful beaches and great wildlife. The long-nosed proboscis monkey is one of the unique species that Borneo holds great importance. One of the most famous parks in Borneo and only 37 km from Kuching. Located at the tip of the Muara Tebas Peninsula, this park is the oldest and smallest park in Sarawak. Even though the area of this place is only 2,742 hectares, it has the most unique vegetation of all the places in Sarawak.
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2. Brook Gallery
The gallery depicting the history of the island has great significance surrounding its presence. Here in this gallery they showcase the story of the great empire that is Sarawak and the ‘white kings’. They tell the story of how an adventurous English writer helped them create Sarawak in the 1830s. The Trust worked closely with the Gallery to add more monuments and architecture to the site. The place is of great heritage value and is an important monument of the Sarawak Cultural Village.
3. Mount Santubong
Santubong is a relaxing and luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The main attraction of Mount Santubong is the Sarawak Cultural Village. There are also many activities on this mountain like trekking and river cruise. River cruises are popular and a lot of fun to do as it gives you a close-up view of the mangroves and wildlife. When you are traveling through the Salak River you can also spot fireflies and proboscis monkeys along the way.
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4. Kuching Esplanade
This place is near the southern bank of the Sarawak River. It is an approximately 900 meter long esplanade that starts from the Riverbank Suites and continues towards Gambier Market. The Esplanade is enchanting and people love to visit this place and admire its beauty. This landscape has been a popular spot for people since 1993. Many markets are organized here during weekends as many families come here for small picnics or just wander around this wonderful place.
5. Tanjung Datu National Park
This park is one of the most charming parks you have ever seen. This park may be small as it covers just 14 km area but this place has gorgeous white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and coral reefs that are amazing. Due to the proximity of rainforest and coral reef, this park is considered a great repository of bio-diversity. A variety of reptile animals are present here which include tortoises, lizards, vipers and many more. Green turtles which are endangered species are also protected in this national park.
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6. Damai Beach
This beach is famous because of Damai Beach Resort. This beach is not that popular but the activities around this beach are famous. Mount Santubong is located near this beach and is the main attraction of the area. Small fishing communities and trade centers have been settled here for a long time.
7. Bay Badger
This long stretch of beach in Miri is known as The Luqa Bay Esplanade. It is about 11 km south of the city and the pearly white beaches make this place a popular destination for weekend picnics and outings. The tropical sunsets at this beach look heavenly. There are many attractive beaches that one can visit, such as Bungai Beach, Peliau Beach and Sibuti Beach which are wonderful for short holidays.
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8. Similajau National Park
The park is just 30 kilometers away from Bintulu and has many beaches which are the main attractions of this national park. This amazing national park has 25 miles of golden sand and also offers many rainforest treks and jungle trails. Many types of beaches like Golden Beach and Turtle Beach are found here and are the main attractions of this national park.
9. Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking
This nature-loving adventure is a hit with tourists and you might fall in love with this place even more when you go kayaking through Sarawak Kiri. You learn more about Sarawak’s hidden culture and history as you kayak through the rivers and connect with the people. It is a great thrill to see the limestone formations and the huge trees standing high on the banks and the huge aquatic life which makes this experience even more amazing.
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10. Chinese Museum
This museum displays the history of the Chinese community in Sarawak. This place has a lot of history related to the Chinese community and it is a monument that is modern and reflects the involvement of the Chinese people and shows how multiracial Sarawak is.
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These are some of the places you must visit while passing through the stunning Sarawak Cultural Village. Book your customized Malaysia holiday package with TourTravelHotels and experience the beauty of this place like never before!
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