Ulu Temburong National Park, Ulu Temburong National Park

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Ulu Temburong National Park was the first national park to be established in Brunei, protected since 1991. The park is in Temburong District in eastern Brunei, and covers about 40% of the district in the south at. It is within the Batu Apoi Forest Reserve. The park contains unspoiled jungle and is known as the "Green Jewel of Brunei", described as "the finest example of the sultanate's successful forest protection policy". The principal rivers are the Temburong and Belalong Rivers. It is an important ecotourism centre in Brunei and hosts the Ulu Ulu Resort. The Peradayan Forest Reserve is also located in the district.
Ulu Temburong National Park is situated in the extreme east of Brunei Darussalam, in the Temburong District. It is bounded by three other districts and the Sarawak state of Malaysia. It is a lowland rainforest covering an area of. The park area is in the upper region of the eastern part of Brunei. The southern part consists of a hilly region with mountains rising to a height of and the lowlands are in the northern slopes. The terrain is traversed by a number of rivers forming narrow valleys and includes the coastal region.
The park, which can only be reached by river, is only accessed by longboats from Brunei's capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The first destination by boat is Bangar town where the Limbang River emerges from Sarawak and drains into Brunei Bay with mangrove muddy deltas at the estuary. Travel from Bangar town to Batang Duri is by road and it is the starting destination for travel by longboats along the Temburong River into the Park. The boats are plied by experienced Iban people winding through sand bars, logs and boulders. An extensive network of boardwalks, bridges and stairways, in length, have been constructed to visit all regions of the park. Interpretation boards provide information along the way. There is also a canopy viewing walkway. This walkway, built with steel towers supporting the cable way, rises to height of above the forest floor overlooking the highest tree canopy and provides vistas of the forests.
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  • The day trip to Temburong (Ulu Ulu, meaning "far away") begins by boarding a boat at a jetty opposite Kampong Ayer (BSB) and ends at a sky walk in the Temburong jungle. The last stage of the boat trip...  more »
  • Considering this is the jewel in Brunei’s inbound tourism, the infrastructure is surprisingly run down and under-invested. For one, the wooden steps to canopy walk is in urgent need of repair. Further...  more »
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  • The journey up the river might be one of the best parts of visiting this park. Only a small section is open to the public, a great conservation effort.
  • Beautiful native rainforest, perfect for a weekend getaway, where you can go canoeing, hiking, swimming and do the tree top canopy walk.
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