Taman Negara National Park is the oldest, largest and most popular park in Malaysia. Hidden among the tall green trees are hundreds of species of flora and fauna just waiting to be discovered.
Taman Negara National Park was first established in 1939, and the locals have been dedicated to preserving the area’s natural environment ever since. This park sits right on the border of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, so it stretches a long way. You’ll have to stay a while to find everything you want to see.
Lovers of wildlife will be in their element here, there are plenty of birds to look out for as well as elephants, clouded leopards and flying squirrels. For the best chance to see these creatures, head out on a night walk or boat ride through the trees. There are plenty of easy strolls that you can take through the jungle. Or, for a more exhilarating experience, try a treetop canopy walk.
If you’re up for a real challenge, take nine days out of your tour to climb up Gunung Tahan. At 2,186 metres tall, it’s the peninsula’s highest peak, and is quite hard going for inexperienced climbers. There are many rivers throughout the park, in which you’re allowed to cool off. You can also go low-key rafting.
The Taman Negara National Park gives you an idea of what all of Malaysia might have looked like before the land was tamed centuries ago. Coming here is a great adventure for any traveller. Enjoy the leafy backdrop, the animals and discover as much of this special park as you can – we think there’s something very magical about it.
Plan your trip to the Taman Negara National Park today.
Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
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