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13 Attractions to Explore Near Bako National Park

Bako National Park
Bako National ParkSarawak, Malaysia

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Oldest national park in Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion of the sandstone have created a coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands, and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocky headlands into fantastically shaped sea arches and sea stacks with colored patterns formed by iron deposition.

Nearby Attractions

Cat museum
Cat museum20.64 KMs away from Bako National Park

The World’s first Cat Museum, devoted to all things feline, is in Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North City Hall. Cat lovers will find a range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs; over 4,000 of them.

The Astana
The Astana21.70 KMs away from Bako National Park

The Astana is a palace in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the north bank of the Sarawak River, opposite the Kuching Waterfront. It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, the Governor of Sarawak. The name is a variation of 'Istana', meaning 'palace'.

Fort Margherita
Fort Margherita21.70 KMs away from Bako National Park

Fort Margherita was built in 1879 to guard Kuching’s river approaches from pirates. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak's history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. Named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Ranee Margaret, it is an extremely interesting building.

Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru
Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru21.73 KMs away from Bako National Park

The New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru) is the current state legislative complex of Sarawak, located in Kuching, Malaysia. The complex is located at the north bank of the Sarawak River in between The Astana, which is the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak and Fort Margherita.

Chinese History Museum
Chinese History Museum22.01 KMs away from Bako National Park

The museum is about the history of the Chinese people in Sarawak. The museum displays various artifacts related to the Chinese affairs of Sarawak during the White Rajahs era, such as musical instruments, jade, ceramics, photos, etc.

Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple22.03 KMs away from Bako National Park

It was one of the few buildings that survived the 1884 Great Fire of Kuching, is said to have the best Feng Shui location in the city. It is believed to date back to 1843 and has been on official records since 1876.

Hong San Si Temple (Kuching), Sarawak.
Hong San Si Temple (Kuching), Sarawak.22.05 KMs away from Bako National Park

Hong San Si Temple is a Chinese temple situated in Carpenter Street of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It is part of the Kuching Heritage Trail. The temple had been existed since 1848 which dedicated for Hokkien child deity Kong Teck Choon Ong.

Kuching Old Courthouse
Kuching Old Courthouse22.10 KMs away from Bako National Park

The Kuching Old Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It was used as the administrative center for the government of Sarawak. After that, the building was converted into the Sarawak Tourism Complex.

Muzium Tekstil Sarawak (Textiles Museum Of Sarawak)
Muzium Tekstil Sarawak (Textiles Museum Of Sarawak)22.19 KMs away from Bako National Park

The museum displays the textiles made by local communities in Sarawak, as well as traditional costumes and accessories. It also showcases the stages of textile manufacturing processes.

Kuching City Mosque
Kuching City Mosque22.47 KMs away from Bako National Park

Formerly known as the State Mosque of Sarawak, the Kuching Mosque (Old State Mosque) is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

Sarawak Museum
Sarawak Museum22.61 KMs away from Bako National Park

The Sarawak Museum, straddling both sides of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, has one of the best collections in Southeast Asia. It houses ethnographic collection, some good natural history displays and a section on the oil industry in Sarawak.

Islamic Heritage Museum
Islamic Heritage Museum22.71 KMs away from Bako National Park

The museum exhibits the history and culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and Malay archipelago, such as the development of Islam.

Kuching Civic Centre
Kuching Civic Centre23.23 KMs away from Bako National Park

The viewing platform at the top of the futuristic Civic Centre tower offers the best all-round views of Kuching and the surrounding areas. The city and its hinterland, Mount Serapi, Mount Santubong and even the mountains of Kalimantan are visible on a clear day.