Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kuching Hidden Gems - Bako National Park Part II

Once you arrive at Bako National Park - its beauty is right in front of you. This is one of the few unspoilt spots left in Sarawak - and hopefully it stays that way forever. So remember the saying - leave only footsteps. 

The jetty is located to the left of the National Park Office so you have to take a bit of walk to report at the office. There are some rest rooms and BBQ facilities - otherwise it is quite basic as it should be. For those who want to stay overnight there are also basic quarters available for hire.

There are several hiking trails for visitors - short ones take around 2 hours 1 way, and long ones can take up to 4 or 5 hours. Do bring the maps provided by the National Park Service as the trails are not very well marked and people have been known to get lost.

The natural landscape in Bako is truly beautiful - especially the rocky outcrops. 


There is also a nice beach, though the water is not so clear due to its proximity to the river mouth.


Some areas have a surreal landscape which feels out of this world.


If you hike up to the plateau, you are rewarded with more interesting landscapes that you don't see everyday.

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