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  • Address: Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Birthplace of Malaysia's petroleum industry and Sarawak’s second city, Miri is a fantastic base for exploring Borneo’s spectacular rainforests and national parks. The city is the main gateway to the famous Gunung Mulu National Park, as well as the Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, and the Niah Caves.

Nature lovers will be in their element in these stunning natural areas surrounding Miri, but the coast here is also a great place to explore, with a number of dive sites just a short boat ride from the city. The unspoiled coral reef is dazzling, and there are various species of tropical fish to spot, including butterfly fish, stingrays, and parrotfish to name just a few.

Other places of interest in Miri include the San Ching Tian Temple and Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay. For the best views on the city head to Canada Hill, where you’ll find Malaysia’s first ever oil well, known as The Grand Old Lady, plus a museum that traces the development of the petroleum industry since oil was first struck here back in 1910. The Miri Handicraft Center is also a notable stop for those looking to gain a greater understanding of Borneo’s multicultural heritage.

As well as sightseeing tours of Miri city, there are various trips to choose from in order to explore the incredible national parks in this area. Join a three-day adventure in Mulu National Park, a half-day Lambir Hills tour, or a historical Niah National Park day trip from the city.

Practical Info

Miri Airport is a significant travel hub for central Borneo. It is connected to all the major destinations in Malaysian Borneo, including Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, plus there are frequent flights to and from Kuala Lumpur.

Did You Know? Miri serves as a major transport hub, so if you’re traveling to or from Brunei, Sabah, the Kelabit Highlands, or one of the four national parks in this area, you’ll very likely to pass through Miri.

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Historical Niah National Park Day Trip from Miri, Sarawak, null
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Historical Niah National Park Day Trip from Miri

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Niah National Park's claim to fame is its role as one of the birthplaces of civilization. Take a boat ride and forest walk with your guide, then step inside ...  Read more

Location: Miri, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.55
Crossed Border Excursion Ex Brunei : Niah Caves National Park, Bandar Seri Begawan, Day Trips
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Crossed Border Excursion Ex Brunei : Niah Caves National Park

Niah Caves National Park is located 131 km from Miri which is around two hours drive from Miri City. It is one of South East Asia ‘s most important prehistoric ...  Read more

Location: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $196.00
Half-Day Lambir Hills National Park Tour from Miri, Sarawak, Attraction Tickets
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Half-Day Lambir Hills National Park Tour from Miri

Lambir Hills National Park contains one of the world’s most complex and diverse forest ecosystems. In a total area of nearly 17,180 acres (6,950 hectares), it ...  Read more

Location: Miri, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.60
3-Night Adventure in Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Half-day Tours
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3-Night Adventure in Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. This picturesque natural wonder covers 52,865 hectares of primary rainforest ...  Read more

Location: Miri, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $288.00
Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Miri City, Sarawak, Multi-day Tours
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Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Miri City

Situated in the northeastern part of Sarawak, Miri is the second largest city in the state. Popularly known as the 'Oil Town' of Malaysia, the population of ...  Read more

Location: Miri, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.70

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