|UNESCO #1013 - Gunung Mulu National Park - MALAYSIA|
Friday, September 20, 2013
Gunung Mulu National Park - MALAYSIA - UNESCO #1013
This postcard shows the amazing pinnacle formation that is found at Mulu National Park, famous for the massive caves - according to the sender, several ate big enough for housing Boeing 747 planes! Thank you very much Mattew, this is my 3rd UNESCO from Malaysia and the 156th of my collection (825 more and I'm done). This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
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 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.