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Places to visit in Kuching

When you travel to Kuching, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Kuching, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Kuching to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Kuching things to do can include exploring Kuching attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The Bako National Park

This is an amazing destination for all age groups and is ideal for a full day tour with a wide range of attractions. Spreading over an area of 27 sq kilometres, this is the oldest national park in Sarawak. Kids will have fun spotting the famous proboscis monkeys of Sarawak throughout the trail towards the park. This superb natural park is filled with attractions like secluded beaches, streams and waterfalls, abundant wildlife and much more.

Mount Santubong

The Mount Santubong is situated in the Kuching Wetlands National Park, at a distance of 35 km from Kuching city and this magnificent mountain and its picturesque surroundings attract a lot of tourists. There are several trails to reach the top, which provide breathtaking views of the scenic landscape around.

Sarawak State Museum

Established by the White Rajah, Charles Brooke in 1888, the Sarawak Museum is the oldest in Borneo. This spectacular museum houses artifacts and remnants which include the ancient specimens of Sarawak flora and fauna, the aboriginal artifacts, a shell exhibition of petroleum industries and much more.

Sarawak Cultural Village

A tour to the Sarawak Cultural Village is a must when you are in Kuching. This gives you an insight to the lives and history of the aboriginals in the Borneo region. There are amazing living displays and a colourful cultural show of dance and music presented by local artists as well.

The Kuching Town Mosque

The Kuching Mosque is situated near the open market in Kuching and is a prime religious place for the Muslims here. This impressive structure is prominent in the city with the Sarawak's Heroes Mausoleum situated adjacent to it.

Kuching Cat Museum

The Kuching Cat Museum is a unique museum built for honouring the cats ofthe country and was established in 1993. This vibrant museum situated inside the DBKU headquarters and is home to a wide range of artefacts and paintings related to the cats. 

Civic Centre

Situated in Jalan Taman Budaya, this tallest landmark of Kuching offers breathtaking panoramic views of the scenic landscape from the top. This prestigious building also accommodates a stunning planetarium at the ground level along with restaurant and a public library as well.

Fort Margherita

Named after the wife of Rajah Charles Brooke, RaneeMargherita, this eminent fort was constructed in the 19th century and offers magnificent views of the city. Situated high on a hill, this grand structure is an architectural wonder that houses the police museum with an impressive collection of artefacts of the ancient times.

Chingsan Yan Temple

Spreading over an area of 2.5 acres of land, the Chingsan Yan Temple is located 30 km away from the Kuching city. It is a prime Buddhist Temple and the most elaborate worship place in Sarawak, which is placed at a height of 142 steps above the ground. This temple is an example of the mixed religious cultures and harmony in Malaysia.

Fairy Caves

Situated at a distance of 40 km from Kuching, the captivating Fairy Caves is close to the past gold mining settlement in Bau and is about 3-storey high from the ground. You can go up inside the cave and see the ancient fairy statues and enjoy the breathtaking views there.

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