When you visit Bako National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, you might be surprised by the various forms of wildlife you can actually meet face to face there. Perhaps it will be the 4-foot-long monitor lizards you see peeping into your window in the morning when you wake up. Or perhaps it will be the bearded pig you bump into on the jungle paths as you trek. Or, maybe it is the Proboscis monkeys roaming about... maybe even one that will show you his fangs in an attempt to intimidate you enough to get your breakfast. Whichever it is, you are sure to be impressed, and perhaps even startled, by one form of wildlife in the park or another. One thing is for sure -- you can't walk around the place for very long without coming across some amazing creature or another.
The land formations at the park are also quite impressive, including the seastacks for which the park is known. The trip up the river from Kuching is one not soon forgotten. And the mangrove swamps and cliff vegetation are truly amazing. Bako is Sarawak's oldest national park.
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