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“Inconspicuous but Pleasantly surprised NP”

Gunung Gading National Park
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Rafflesia Flower and Gunung Gading National Park Safari from Kuching
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Lundu
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Sibu, Malaysia
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“Inconspicuous but Pleasantly surprised NP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Fantastic Park Guide with informatics and fun trial.
This is the easiest jungle trial for Rafflesia visiting I had ever joined.
It just takes a short distance of less than 200M.
Virgin forest is protected in very good condition.
Varieties of fauna and flora.
Peak of the NP have the historical remains of Second World War British army camp site and communise tunnel. This will take a day trip for hiking depart early morning with the moon light and return to HQ late evening in the darkness.
But in the small trial 2nd WW British oil barrel can be found.

Visited May 2014
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“Amazing Hiking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Hi, first of all you need to register your name and all of group member at HQ. We start at HQ base from 11a.m. We walk about 30 minutes to reach at the check point Waterfall 1. Then, we proceed to check point Waterfall 3 about 10 minutes later. We take a break for a while. Then, we hike again to waterfall 7 about 1 hours from the HQ. We also take about 10 minutes here for a break. Then, we follow the Gunung Gading Summit Trail. We decide to go to the Gunung Gading peak. We finish about 2 hours and 15 minutes hike from the HQ to the peak. Its amazing and fantastic trails for who are loving in the adventure. We take some pictures for the memories at there. We leave the peak around 3 pm. We stop at waterfall 7 to taste the water. Its really cold. We take a shower at there for about 1 hours. We love it. Then, we back to HQ. Its really amzing trail. Seriously, you need to prrpare your own physical to go there. I really recomend for who are love adventure. we have a great day at there.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Good for hiking and awesome waterfalls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Going for hiking and love the waterfalls. Worth going for. Can choose to go for a few waterfalls and can climb up for the best

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“The Largest Flower in the World - Rafflesia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

The entrance fee to this national park is RM10 for local and RM20 for foreigner. It takes about 2 hours drive from Kuching to this National Park located at Lundu District. This is my third visiting to this park and the first time I ever look at the "Giant Flower - Rafflesia" in front of me and even smell it.
Information from the park guide, this flowers have no specific season but its depend on the pollinator. Means that it just like strike on a jackpot. If you just come in time of the blooming, then you can see it. If not then just claim thats not your day.....hahahahahaha......no wonder why I didn't see any of it during my first and second trip here. But my third trip really got it this time....mmmmmmm

There are few challet and lodge house here in the national park but often fully booked. So if you plan to stay overnight here, make sure you make your reservation in advance.

Besides, there are many other different plants for different purpose like plant leaves for the matting, plants used as antiseptic, stomach ache, oh yea another special spesies "plant sac used on the dart in blowing pipe for animals hunting by the local.

7 waterfalls located at different location but make sure you go for waterfall 7 which takes you about 6 hours of walking distance. Probably you need to starts around 4am to make sure you could make your way back before is getting dark.

The park guide for my third visit really professional and informative. So please get this lady, Anthonia, park guide if you plan to visit here. She is very fluent in english, malay and chinese speaking. And honestly from me, she is the best park guide compare to the other 2 park guides before.

If you really wanna get her to guide you for your trip, you may get her contact number me in person.

Oh yea, you will regret definitely if you dont make your trip to this national park and have a picture with this giant flower before leaving from Kuching.

Visited June 2013
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“Blooming Marvelous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Went here specifically to see the Rafflesia as it was in bloom and were not disappointed. We had a very good guide in Antonia who showed as the plant in its various stages of development including its flowering form. We saw a 55cm five petal and a 75cm seven petal. The seven petal was well off the beaten track and we would not have seen it without our guide. A seven had not been seen for 2 1/2 years so we counted ourselves very fortunate. Antonia's tour was very informative as she also showed us other plants and their uses in food and medicine and insect life. It was only a short visit but well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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