Sarawak is the largest state of Malaysia with a total area of near about 124,000 square kilometers. The city has an overall population of around 2.5 million. All the big and important towns of the city have their very own airports. The state boosts fifty-five navigable rivers. Thick forests have covered around 84 percent of the land area of Sarawak. Near about 5 percent of the land area has been categorized as completely protected areas, consisting of 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 8 Natural Reserves, and 25 National Parks.

Sarawak is known to be one of the major biodiversity hotspots. Its beaches, mountains, wildlife, caves, and forests are the top attractions of the place. The beauty of Sarawak propels millions of tourists from all over the world each year. If you are planning your Sarawak tours, here are some of the major attractions that Sarawak can offer you.

Which Places Should You Visit in Sarawak?

Kuching City Highlights Walk

Kuching is a very exciting city that has an immensely colorful history. Its heritage buildings comprise of museums, street markets, mosques, Chinese temples, and numerous cat statues. The major attractions in Kuching City are- Rafflesia Monument, Lundu, Jong’s Crocodile Farm, Anna Rais Hotspring, and Bidayah Longhouse, Batu Lintang PoW Campsite Memorial in Sarawak, Pitcher Plant &Wild Orchid Garden, Sungai Apong Fishing Village, and Cat Museum.

National Parks

Sarawak has a total of 25 National Parks. The top National Parks of the state are- Bako National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, Talang Satang National Park, Tanjung Datu National Park, Kubah National Park, Batang Ali National Park, Kuching Wetland National Park, and Rajang Mangrove National Park.

Nature Reserves

Sarawak boosts 8 Nature Reserves including Fairy Cave Nature Reserve, Wind Cave Nature Reserve, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sama Jaya Nature Reserve, Pulau Tun Ahmad Zaidi Nature Reserve, Bukit Lima Nature Reserve, Bukit Sembiling Nature Reserve, and Bukit Hitam Nature Reserve.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sarawak features four popular Wildlife Sanctuaries, and they are- Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulau Tukong Ara Tukong Sanctuary, Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary.

Santubong Area

Here you can find many major tourist attractions including Damai Central, Santubong Fishing Village, Sarawak Cultural Village, and Gunung Santubong.


Considering the huge coastline of Sarawak, the place has very few goods and tourist appealing beaches. The top beaches of the place are- Kala Bana Beach, Tanjung Batu Beach, Peliau Beach, Hawaii Beach, Pandan Beach, Sematan Beach, and Sibuti Beach.

Up-Country Forts

Sarawak boosts many beautiful forts. Some of the very famous forts that propel tourists all through the year are- Fort Hose, Marudi; Fort Alice, Sri Aman; Fort Emma, Kanowit; and Fort Sylvia, Kapit.

The beauty of Sarawak is known all over the world. Apart from the above mentioned top attractions of the place, Sarawak boosts many other beautiful spots as well. However, if you are planning your Sarawak tours, take care not to miss out the above-discussed tourist places. The best time to visit Sarawak is from April to September. So if you want to visit this place, make sure to book your tickets in advance without any more confusion and doubts.