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TAMAN NEGARA (NATIONAL PARK)

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Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park, is estimated to be 130 million years old. It is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, with a diversity of plants and animals. Unique attractions in this 434,350ha park are ancient trees with giant buttresses, limestone caves, waterfalls and jungle-clad mountains. Taman Negara straddles across all three states in the east coast region – Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. However, over half of its total area, including the park headquarters, is located in Pahang.

Must do:
• Stroll along the world’s longest canopy walkway
• Go jungle trekking
• Try river cruising or canoeing
• Visit the Orang Asli Village (indigenous people)
• Watch nocturnal animals from the observation hides
• Explore the ancient caves
• Climb Gunung Tahan, Peninsular Malaysia’s highest mountain
• Go birdwatching to see 350 species of birds

 

There are four entry points to Taman Negara; via Kuala Tahan or Sungai Relau in Pahang, Kuala Koh in Kelantan and Tanjung Mentong in Terengganu. Each entryway offers different activities and attractions. Permits and licences can be obtained from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN). Accommodation is available.