The Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching. Millions of years of erosion 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 rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks.
Park vegetation includes beach forest, cliff vegetation, mangrove swamp, mixed dipterocarp, kerangas pole forest and padang scrub. Nearly every plant in Borneo is visible here. Animal highlights include the rare proboscis monkey, silver-leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards.
How to get to the Bako national park
The only way to get to the Bako NP is via ferry from the jetty at the Bako village. A full boat (capable of carrying 5 visitors) costs RM 200.
Accommodation
There is accomodation in the park (stone bungalows with fan), but this needs to be booked in advance via the Bako NP website.
Animals and Plants photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Animals and Plants
Coastal Area photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Coastal Area
Trails and Scenery photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Trails and Scenery
Bako national park photo gallery  - 44 pictures of Bako national park
26 photos of flora and fauna in the Bako NP, including different species of monkeys and pitcher plants
16 photos of Kampong Bako, the Bako river and the coastline
22 photos of sceneries and trails in the Bako NP
44 photos of landscapes and wildlife of the Bako national park
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