Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scenic Adventures in Borneo

Arriving into the capital city Kuching where the cultural heart of Borneo lies, this adventurous journey can start with a calm walk around the waterfront of the city.

Before beginning the adventurous exploration of Borneo’s best scenic trails fit in some of the cultural and traditional architecture whilst in the relaxing ambience of the city.

The colonial buildings, built around the 17th century are a perfect example of the heritage and culture of the island.

Kota Kinabalu

The long paradise beaches that continue forever, the colorful coral reefs and the tropical rain forests make up this increasingly popular resort destination.

Most impressively is Mount Kinabalu which lies on the West coast of the Sabah city in the Kinabalu National Park.

Gaze on the most spectacular views from Borneo’s highest point of the 13,400 foot peak overlooking the South China Sea, which is Malaysia’s tallest.

Crocker Range National Park

Close by Kota Kinabalu (90 miles away), with equally adventurous activities, is the jungle trekking exploration of Crocker Range National Park.

Over 75 km in length and 15 km wide, this park has plenty to discover.

The park also has a peak for keen hikers at Mount Alab.

The natural plants that grow here are a perfect setting for the trek that diverse from mossy forests to bright, vivid tropical vegetation.

The wildlife is equally as diverse even homing 3 endangered animals; the Orang-Utan, the Sun Bear and the Clouded Leopard.

There are plenty of facilities to assist the less experienced on the trekking trails, as there are 4 major routes you can go with a guide or just request information.

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