Opposite the Waterfront, The Kuching Orchid Park is a beautiful place to spend some time while exploring Kuching.
Completed in 2009 the park has a collection of around 75,000 orchids and holds annual orchid competitions.
I spent a hot afternoon exploring the park while learning to use my new camera (practicing macro and using my F1..8) with the owner of the hostel (The Nook) I was staying at, Franky, after we’d visited a Chinese temple to watch the celebration of a Holiday.
How to get there
Get to Kuching’s waterfront and then take a ferry for a few ringgit cents to the other side.
The park is next to the Governor’s Mansion and overlooks the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly house, a ~15 minute walk from where the boat drops you.
Hours of Operation:
– 9:30am to 6:00pm (Tuesday to Sunday including Public Holidays)
– Closed on Mondays for maintenance.
Admission to the park is 100% free!