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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kuching is a perfect place for trekking and kayaking through the dense rainforests, along the spotless meandering rivers. While you are kayaking, you can catch a glimpse of the astonishing wildlife and rare bird species in the lush greenery.

The Arawak River cruise is an ideal way to unwind and relax after a whole day of sightseeing excitement. It gives an immaculate view of the surroundings while gliding through the tranquil waters.

The Dyak is a popular restaurant in Kuching that provides mouth-watering vegetarian delights along with the normal dishes. It is a great place to have delicious food in a splendid ambience.

It is a popular restaurant for irresistible seafood variety and amazing local food. The electric ambience coupled with the lively crowd of locals and tourists makes it an eatery worth visiting.

The Cottage is a peaceful outlet for those who want to enjoy some soulful music along with dinner and drinks.

The Mojo is an upmarket and a hip lounge in Kuching that attracts lots of young crowds. 

This is another chic bar with an elegant ambience that offers a host of drink varieties along with delicious food. They have live music played in the evenings as well.

The Kuching City commission arranges flea markets in different areas with a wide range of vendors selling their products at very reasonable prices.

It is an open flea market that includes both dry and wet markets for food items. You can try various local dishes here as well as do shopping for gifts and souvenirs at very reasonable prices.

This bustling shopping area of Kuching is facing the Waterfront Promenade and offers a wide array of road side stores selling souvenirs and handicrafts in huge variety.

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