Niah Caves is located within the district of Miri in Sarawak, Malaysia. Part of Niah National Park, the main cave, Niah Great Cave, is located in Gunung Subis and is made up of several voluminous, high-ceilinged chambers.
The caves are located in the jungle wilds across the Sungai Niah River. After a short trip across the river by boat, a long boardwalk path winding several kilometers through a beautiful rainforest leads to the caves. Iridescent multi-colored butterflies, flying lizards, wild orchids and strange fungi are some of the sights that captivate us on the way.
Archaeological assets make Niah National special. The huge cave sheltered humans some 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. The oldest human remains in Southeast Asia have been discovered in Niah National Park. The Painted Cave, bedecked by early humans, is another attraction of Niah Cave. Both the caves have been granted the status of National Historical Monuments by the Malaysian government.