The Gunung Gading National Park, gazetted in 1983, covers an area of approximately 4,106 hectares in the Lundu area, north-east of Kuching. It features a complex of mountains rising into several peaks, the highest being Gunung Gading (906 metres) from where the park’s name is derived. Numerous waterfalls are found in the upper reaches of Lundu River, creating an idyllic setting in the cool and shaded rain forest.
The area abounds with numerous rare plants, the most notable being the Rafflesia tuanmudae (bunga pakma). This magnificent flower, reputed to be the world’s largest, measures almost a metre in width when in full bloom! There is no specific flowering season and after it blooms, it will only live for a few days.
The park is ideal for day trips but visitors may find its tranquil setting so irresistible that you’ll consider for an overnight stay.
Call the National parks office in Kuching and find out if there’s any Rafflesia in bloom. Extreme care must be taken during such walks in order to protect the precious blooms, and in all seriousness, it is necessary to keep your excitement under control.
You may, however, give way to your excitement at the cascading waterfall and rippling streams. Swim to your heart’s content in the cool and clear waters and then laze awhile on the shady fern covered banks. The scenic beaches of Siar and Pandan are great for swimming and leisure picnics. Make it a point to include it into your itinerary.
If you find that this program or none of our listed packages fit into your itinerary, we do provide custom tailor made tours. We could easily shape up your trip based on your budget, expectations, hotels and flights arrangement.
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Things to bring: Insect repellent, raincoat, own drinking bottle, change of clothes, towel, shoes, slippers and personal toiletries.
Blooming Rafflesia flowers may be a fair distance from park headquarters, so visitors should be prepared to walk for some time in hot humid conditions. There is NO guarantee of Rafflesia blooming during your trip.
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