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Gunung Mulu National Park
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Gunung Mulu National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Malaysia
Best of: Park
Description:
Important both for its high biodiversity and for its karst features, Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The 52,864-ha park contains seventeen vegetation zones, exhibiting some 3,500 species of vascular plants. Its palm species are exceptionally rich, with 109 species in twenty genera noted. The park is dominated by Gunung Mulu, a 2,377 m-high sandstone pinnacle. At least 295 km of explored caves provide a spectacular sight and are home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. The Sarawak Chamber, 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Gunung Mulu National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.