Bario rice (small grain) is renowned for its texture and flavour. Grown locally in wet paddy fields throughout the Bario valley it is one of the main crops produced here.
Flora and fauna
The primary jungle around Bario is teaming with flora and fauna (including the famous Rafflesia pictured here), jungle birds, and wild animals such as wild boar, honey bears and mouse deer. The hills throughout the area also support wild orchids.
Batu Lawih, a giant limestone megalith, sits to the North West of Bario, and is a 3 day trek from Bario airport. One of many natural wonders to be found in the region.
Bario Highlands is also famous for its pineapples!
There are numerous affordable homestays in the different longhouse areas for when you want to stay a while in the clear air of Bario valley. The list can be found on this site – check above!Bario Homestay CollectiveClick For More Informaiton