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Taman Negara

National park in Malaysia

Travel Tips

Take riverboat trips and hikes to explore the flora and fauna. Best visited in May or August for bird watching. 1

Accessible from KL, it's perfect for nature lovers. Consider joining group tours for a more enriching experience. 2

Visitors should consider hiring a local guide to explore the park's vast wilderness. Look out for the park's night safaris. 3

Catch a bus to Jerantut, then a taxi to Taman Negara. Consider staying at least one night. 4

Visit in May or August for bird watching. A guide is recommended for hikes. 5

Explore the canopy walkway for a unique view of the rainforest. 6

Consider an overnight trek for a full experience. 7

Prepare for a day in the sun and start at Teluk Bahang for hiking trails. 8

Catch an overnight train for a convenient journey to the park. 9

Introduction

Introduction

  • 🌳 Oldest Rainforest: Taman Negara is one of the world's oldest tropical rainforests, estimated to be over 130 million years old.
  • 🌏 Size: The park covers an area of 4,343 square kilometers, making it the largest national park in Malaysia.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Location: Spans across the states of Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 🏞️ Ecotourism: A popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Protection: Managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN).

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Flora and Fauna

  • 🌿 Plant Species: Home to over 15,000 plant species, including unique ferns and endemic palms.
  • 🦁 Mammals: Hosts rare species like the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, and Malayan gaur.
  • 🐦 Birds: Features 675 bird species, including the Rhinoceros Hornbill and Malayan peacock-pheasant.
  • 🐍 Reptiles: Includes 270 reptile species, such as the Green Crested Lizard and Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle.
  • 🐟 Fish: Contains 250 freshwater fish species, including the Malaysian mahseer.

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Activities

  • πŸŒ‰ Canopy Walk: Walk on the world's longest canopy walkway, 530 meters long and 40 meters above ground.
  • ⛰️ Mountain Climbing: Scale Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia at 2,187 meters.
  • πŸ¦‡ Caving: Explore caves like Gua Telinga, home to various amphibians and bats.
  • 🎣 Fishing: Fish in the Tahan River, known for the Malaysian mahseer.
  • 🌌 Night Walks: Experience night safaris to spot animals like deer and wild boars.

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Accommodation

  • πŸ•οΈ Budget Lodging: Various budget-friendly options available in Kuala Tahan.
  • 🏨 Luxury Resorts: Mutiara Taman Negara offers bungalows, chalets, dormitories, and camps.
  • πŸ“… Pre-Booking: Highly recommended to book in advance due to limited accommodation options.
  • 🍽️ Dining: Mutiara Restaurant offers a variety of meals, including Western-style breakfasts.
  • 🌌 Nature Hides: For a close-to-nature experience, consider staying in nature-spotting hides.

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Transportation

  • 🚍 From Kuala Lumpur: Buses depart from Titiwangsa’s Parkeliling Bus Terminal to Jerantut, then to Kuala Tahan.
  • πŸ›Ά Boat Ride: From Kuala Tembeling port, take a ferry to reach Kuala Tahan.
  • πŸš‚ Train: KTM Intercity and Express trains stop at Jerantut railway station.
  • 🚌 Shuttle Services: Available from Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, and Kuala Besut Jetty.
  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking Fees: RM5 for cars and RM10 for buses at Kuala Tahan.

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Historical Background

  • πŸ“œ Established: First established as Gunung Tahan Game Reserve in 1925.
  • πŸ‘‘ Renamed: Became King George V National Park in 1939, renamed Taman Negara after independence in 1957.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Protection: Declared as ASEAN Heritage Park in 1984.
  • πŸ“ Legislation: Governed by Taman Negara Enactments of 1938/1939 for Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu.
  • 🏞️ Management: Administered by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN).

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Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.tamannegara.asia/
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Pahang, Malaysia

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