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Niah Caves is ranked as the second-best cave complex in Malaysia after Mulu Caves. It is also rated as the best place to go in the Miri area of northern Sarawak, besides Mulu. Niah Cave is located within Miri Division, is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The huge Niah Caves was gazetted as a National Park in the year of 1975. The cave consists of one big cave with the name of The Great Cave and several smaller caves including the popular Painted Cave and The Large Chamber or Padang. This great cave was inhabited by a prehistoric man nearly 40,000 years ago. Among the relics unearthed include Neolithic paintings and Paleolithic artefacts. The caves are also well known for the birds' nest industry.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport you can board Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia flight to Miri Airport. Once you reach airport you need to grab a taxi to get to Niah Cave where it takes approximately 1 hour 36 minutes’ drive away.
Niah Caves are easily accessible by road from Miri or Bintulu. You can take the coast road which is a distance of 80km with a journey time about 1 hour 30 minutes. The main Miri and Bintulu highway is an alternative route and it is a little longer at 109 km. While from Bintulu the distance is 118 km.
From Miri, take the bus Suria from Miri Bus Station. The ride is about 2 hours. From Bintulu, take also the bus Suria from Bintulu Bus Station. However, the ride from Bintulu will be longer at around 3 hours.
Niah Archaeology Museum is an attractive and informative museum that you shouldn’t miss to visit while in Niah Cave. It is situated close to the archaeology sites of the Niah Cave. This Museum exhibits the prehistoric artefacts and culture of the area. Visitors are also able to see the display of the way of life of the people which inhabited Niah Cave thousands of years ago.
Lambir Hills National Park is one of a must visit destinations when you are visiting Niah Cave. It is located along the Miri-Bintulu road and only 45 minutes from Miri town. You can have a view above 70 feet by climbing up to a tree tower, have a cold swim in Latak Waterfalls and explore the antique oil well. You can get a wonderful experience one of natural best natural wonders here.
Petroleum Museum Sarawak is located on a hilltop overlooking Miri town known as Canada Hill or Bukit Tenaga. Financed by Petronas, it stands some similarity to the Petrosains Museum in KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. The main attraction here is Miri’s first oil well. One of the more popular exhibits is the earthquake simulator where you can feel the real earthquake.
Miri City Fan is a landscaped park with a musical fountain, Islamic Garden, health Garden and Chinese Garden surrounded by facilities such as a public swimming pool, library and public centre. It is a world-class urban public park rich in cultural, artistic and architectural features and with aesthetic ambience.
Tusan Beach is one of the most beautiful beach areas in Miri, about an hour's travel time from the city. It has flattened sandy beaches, coral reefs, a waterfall and several cliff sides. You can take some great photos of this wonderful sight at Tusan Beach with your love and family.
Staying at Place 2Stay @ Gua Niah is a perfect choice when you are visiting Miri. The distance is only 2.4 km from Niah Cave. This accommodation provides comforts and essentials with a traveller needs for a restful stay at affordable price. They provide on-site housekeeper, free Wi-Fi, High-Speed Internet usage facilities, 24-Hour CCTV security, Satellite TV in every room and more. Besides that external laundry and dry cleaning services also provided to the guests. With its unique setting as well as excellent amenities and services, Place 2Stay @ Gua Niah provides a lovely stay to the guests.