Taman Negara in West Malaysia РNo10 Attraction

There are many national parks in West Malaysia but the most popular to visitors is Taman Negara in West Malaysia. Other less popular national parks are Endau-Rompin National Park in Johor, Gunung Ledang National Park in Johor, Penang National Park, Royal Belum State Park in Perak, etc.

Taman Negara is the oldest primary rainforest in the world and the biggest in Peninsular Malaysia, 4343 sq kilometers in size and spreading over three states; Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. There are several geological and biological attractions in the park including the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Tahan. It is home to some rare mammals like the Malayan Tigers, Crab eating macaque, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Great Argus, Red Junglefowl, Malayan Gaur (Seladang) and Asian elephant. Sungei Tahan is home to the Ikan Kelah, a protected fish. There are many types of bird including the rare Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

Activities in the park would include jungle trekking, canopy walk, visit the orang asli settlements, night walking safari, fishing , night 4WD Safaris, Cave exploration, shooting the rapids, bird watching,  climbing Gunung Tahan and simply enjoying the sights and sounds of the jungle forest environment. The experience of staying in Taman Negara is to experience the intrigue and mystery of jungle living with no contacts to the outside world as communication network is poor within the park.

Taman Negara is 4 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur and a good getaway from the rumble and bustling of the city. It is a suitable forest site to visit for those who do not have the time and opportunity to visit East Malaysian national parks. Within the park are numerous resorts ranging from basic guesthouses to up-market resorts. The most popular resort is Mutiara Taman Negara. Other accommodation includes Rainforest Resort, Woodland Resort, Teresek View Motel and other less pricey chalet resorts. Entrance wildlife conservation fee to the park is RM1 per person and RM5 for your digital camera

A journey to Taman Negara would involve land travel by bus, car or van to Kuala Tembeling. From here, one would hop on a longboat for your journey to the entrance of the Taman Negara National Park at the small town of Kuala Tahan. The journey by boat is scenic and not to be missed. For adventurers, one can take the jungle train from Gemas KTM station in Johor to Jerantut KTM station and then all the way to Kuala Tembeling by taxi or bus.

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