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Sarawak has 15 totally protected areas (TPA), four wildlife sanctuaries and five nature reserves. Among the 18 national parks are Mulu, Bako, Niah, Lambir Hills, Similajau, Gunung Gading, Kubah, Batang Ai, Loagan Bunut, Tanjung Datu, Talang-Talang and Satang Islands, Bukit Tiban, Maludam, Rajang Mangroves, and Gunung Buda. Niah National Park is the most historic, with archaeologists having discovered the earliest dated modern skull in Asia in the world-famous Niah caves. Mulu National Park is where visitors can find Gunung Mulu, a magnificent 2,377 meter high sandstone mountain, and vast caverns of limestone caves.

Kuching and its vicinity have several recreational areas such as Stutong Park, Wind Caves and Fairy Caves and Orangutan wildlife rehabilitation centres at Semengok and Matang. Visitors who are interested in Sarawak's history and cultural heritage could visit the Sarawak Museum, Cultural Village at Damai or Kuching Heritage trail in the City Centre.

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