Bakun Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting
Empangan Bakun, Belaga, Sarawak, Malaysia
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About Bakun Dam
The Bakun Dam is an embankment dam located in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the Balui River, a tributary or source of the Rajang River and some sixty kilometres east of Belaga.
Attractions Near Bakun Dam
Niah National Park provides some interesting and impressive sights. The area was a major center of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago and features one of the world’s largest cave entrances, Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites and iron-age cave paintings.
Kayan Mentarang National Park is a densely forested national park in North Kalimantan province, Borneo Island, Indonesia. The national park is named after a great dispersed Mentarang mountain trails plateau of Apau Kayan which covers the entire park from the Datadian area in the south region to the Apau Ping area in mid-region until Long Bawan in the north region. It is now one of the great trekking and tourist attractions in Indonesia.
Series of relatively narrow white sand beaches broken by rock outcrops and backend by a mixture of sandstone and limestone cliffs for its entire 11km length. The beach is home to a kind of algae that produce a glowing light when the water they are living in is disturbed by motion.
The famed Lambir Hills National Park is located along the Miri-Bintulu road, 36 km south-west of Miri town in Sarawak, East Malaysia. There are around 1,173 tree species in the park alone, with 286 genera and 81 tree families making Lambir one of the more diversified forests in Malaysia.
The Clearwater Cave System in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia is believed to be one of the largest interconnected cave systems in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 224 km.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.
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Discover More Attractions in Sarawak, Where Bakun Dam Is Located
The largest among the 13 states of Malaysia, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak is located in northwest Borneo Island and is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah to the northeast, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo) to the south, and Brunei in the north.