Overlaying an enormous swathe of territory in Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara is the most important and hottest nationwide park within the nation. Established in 1938/1939 throughout colonial occasions because the King George V Nationwide Park, on the onset of independence, it was renamed Taman Negara, which suggests ‘national park’ in Malay.
Mendacity between the three states of Kelantan, Pahang, and Terengganu, the park accommodates a few of the oldest deciduous rainforest on this planet, with some estimates placing it at round 130 million years previous.
Hidden away amongst its many mountains, rivers, and forests are a number of tropical fauna and flora so that you can get pleasure from, with species reminiscent of Asian elephants, leopards, and Malayan tigers additionally on present. Resulting from its gorgeous surroundings, the park is a top-rated ecotourism vacation spot with a wealth of issues to do in Taman Negara. Its pure vacationer points of interest lend themselves completely to a myriad of enjoyable and exhilarating outside actions, every extra daring and adventurous than the final.
1. Canopy Walkway
The longest canopy walkway on earth, no going to Taman Negara could be full with out venturing above the treetops to see the rainforest cover throughout you. Stretching round 530 meters in size, the cover stroll lies between 25 and 40 meters above the bottom and is a 1.2-kilometer hike or boat journey away from Wildlife Headquarters.
Strolling alongside the bouncing suspension bridge strung up between the bushes is an expertise like no different; the views of the jungle throughout you’re merely phenomenal. Initially constructed for analysis functions, the cover stroll is now the most well-liked and well-known exercise on provide in Taman Negara – and justifiably so.
2. Bukit Teresek
In case you don’t have a lot time in Taman Negara, then a implausible and comparatively fast hike or climb you are able to do is to the summit of Bukit Teresek, which lies round 340 meters above sea level. From the Wildlife Headquarters , the hike begins off fairly flat and meanders its approach via some completely beautiful rainforest.
After taking you thru among the best of Taman Negara for birdwatching, the path slowly climbs till it turns into fairly steep. After some time, you’ll attain the primary of two pretty viewpoints.
From each of those, you’ll have the ability to get pleasure from implausible views out over the rainforest cover. On good days, you’ll have the ability to see Gunung Tahan – the very best peak in Peninsular Malaysia – rising within the distance.
All in all, the hike and climb to the highest of Bukit Teresek is slightly below two kilometers in size and will take round 1hours 45 minutes to finish.
3. Thrilling Rapid Shooting
Some of the exhilarating actions on provide in Taman Negara is thrilling rapid shooting, and it definitely guarantees to be an unforgettable expertise. Beginning at both Kuala Tahan or Kuala Terengganu, the journey sees you velocity off down Sungai Tembeling – the primary tributary of the Pahang River – with thick rainforest lining the banks to both aspect of you.
Boat cross through seven rocky rapids. As you’re liable to get fairly moist and shaken about, you’re advice to leave off any valuables in waterproof bag, during the boat journey, water will splash in. Along the journey with superb views of the river and jungle greeting you wherever you go.
4. Visit Orang Asli Village
Tucked away deep contained in the rainforest are two aboriginal villages, with one being residence to the Batek and the opposite the Semokberi. Referred to as the Orang Asli – which suggests ‘native people’ in Malay – these small communities have lived for hundreds of years within the rainforest, residing off the land and trying to find their meals.
Their small, palm-thatched shelters lie alongside age-old trails and paths or on the banks of rivers, with dense jungle throughout them. Apart from studying about their conventional lifestyle, they’ll teaching you how to shoot a dart out of a blowpipe – their hunting weapon.
5. Overnight in a cave (Real Inner Jungle)
Sleeping in the cave is one of the unforgettable experience in life. Take a 2 -days tour with guide to explore the Taman Negara in wilderness. In the rainforest, we sleep nowhere but in the cave with the low roar of the beast at night. Open your eyes only see candle light and darkness. One day before the trip start, the guide will give you a short brief about the trip, basically it’s back to the Flintstones-style.
6. Camping in Taman Negara
There are total of 2 designated camp sites in Taman Negara. The sites in the Park are hides with bunks for campers to spend the night. For amateur campers, Mutiara camp site and Danz Eco Campsite is suitable for you. There are proper toilet & bathroom. Spot light on the site and many restaurant are close by. Those camping ground is on grass land and few steps to the river.