Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bako's natural wonders

Do you know that some of the most beautiful rock formations in Sarawak are found at Bako National Park?

Bako, the state’s oldest national park, is about 20 minutes’ boat ride from Kampung Bako. And Kampung Bako is about 30 minutes’ drive from Kuching.

Tucked at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsular and covering an area of 27.27 sq kilometres, the park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

A treasure chest of fauna and flora, Bako is home to a wide range of vegetation, including varieties of pitcher plants and wild orchids and unique wildlife like the wild boars and the long-nosed proboscis monkey found only in Borneo.

If you have not visited this famous park before, now, perhaps is the time to do so. You can make a day trip to the park.

Don’t forget to bring along your camera, too.

Besides its interesting plant life and wildlife, Bako has beautiful jungle streams, waterfalls, beaches and trekking trails.

The park also has many fantastically shaped sea arches and stacks with coloured patterns formed by iron deposition.

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