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Niah Caves – the Birthplace of Civilization in Asia

Miri, Malaysia

On a fascinating 3–4 hour adventure from Miri, explore the ancient Niah Caves, an archaeological treasure trove.

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An Overview of Your Adventure

Begin your 2-hour journey from Miri by embarking on a 3-hour boat ride across Niah River, then embark on a 3-kilometer plank walk to Niah National Park. During the journey, you will be able to explore the prehistoric Niah Caves, the birthplace of Asian civilization, as well as the Niah Museum. Along the way, you will witness the ongoing collection of bird’s nests and the gathering of bat guano for fertilizer. At the end of the 3-hour tour, you will ascend to the Niah Great Cave, which is home to some of the most famous excavation sites in the world, including the 40,000 year old human skull. From the Great Cave, you will cross the Niah River and embark on a dark tunnel to Painted Cave. After the 3-hour journey, you will return to headquarters and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant located near Niah National Park before making your way back to Miri.

Highlights of This Journey

A quick overview to make the most of your stay.

  • Explore the ancient wonders of Malaysia's caves.
  • Discover the civilizations before and witness archeological sites.
  • Enter the Painted Cave.

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