Being amongst the oldest rainforests in the world – 130 million years old – covering up to 4,343 square kilometres of Malaysia and located in Pahang. Welcome to Taman Negara!
Taman Negara has flourished its name throughout the globe ever since it was established in 1938. This humongous park hosts up to 150 mammal species from the harmless Sambar Deer to the fearless Malayan Tiger; as well as 479 species of birds have been spotted to inhabit the area including Hornbills, Fireback Pheasants, Fishing Eagles, Kingfishers, Masked Finfoots, Broadbills, Drongos, and Blue-throated Bee-eaters, just to name a few.
Filled with magnificent wonders throughout, it exhibits a wide range of places to explore. From refreshing waterfalls, rushing rapids and tortuous rivers to 40-metre canopies, plush valleys and a majestic mountain range with the vivid landscape of Mount Tahan. What a view to experience before even scaling the 2,187m mountain itself. These are among the awesome activities available in Taman Negara.
Your visit to the jungle is never complete without trekking far into its depths. With plentiful wildlife to feast your eyes upon, Taman Negara will never cease to amaze you with its treasures; from the sightings of the stunning pitcher plant to spotting the elusive black panther amidst the bushy branches. Next, trekking in the day will leave you flattered by the beautiful flora and fauna including the great gargantuan banyan roots – accompanying you along your journey. At night, you may potentially set your eyes upon wild boars, monkeys, as well as the Malayan deer.
There are also other activities in store for you such as the Canopy Walkway, a 40 m walkway above the ground. You’ll be walking for about 530 m through the serene view of the jungle while enjoying the lush greenery sweeping against your arms as you trod on towards the end of the walkway.
There’s more! Not only can you stride between trees high up in the air, but you can also zip through Sungai Tembeling’s seven rapids on a boat, take breathtaking photos at Late Berkoh, and cast your rod at Kuala Perkai, Rincing, Rawa, and Lata Said respectively, wishing to get a lucky catch. Finally, don’t miss out on visiting the Orang Asli (Aboriginal People) Villages – home to the Batek and Semokberi aborigines – and experience their culture like never before.
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