Taman Negara, Malaysia Top Nature Destination

Experience walking on the world’s longest canopy walkway, visiting the aborigine village, trekking under rainforest canopy, climbing the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, caving, fishing, camping, observing wildlife, and many more.

Taman Negara, Malaysia Top Nature Destination

A national park(Taman Negara) is a land owned by the state of MALAYSIA which is used as a natural protection area for flora and fauna, or historical material. By law, this area will be protected from any development. National parks are protected areas by the World Conservation Union Category II. The National Park is the first and oldest official Protected Area in the country and was once known as King George V National Park. Taman Negara is located between the borders of 3 states, namely Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan. Pahang National Park is the largest with an area of 2,477 km, followed by Kelantan National Park with an area of 1,043 km, and Terengganu National Park with an area of 853 km.


Taman Negara Malaysia opened in 1938/1939 as Taman Negara King George V. It was later renamed as Taman Negara after independence. Taman Negara (Pahang) Enactment No.2 in 1939 was made for Pahang, Taman Negara (Kelantan) Enactment No.14 in 1938 for Kelantan, and Taman Negara (Terengganu) Enactment No.6 in 1939 for Pahang. All enactments have the same content. Pahang National Park is the largest with an area of 2,477 km, followed by Kelantan National Park with an area of 1,043 km, and Terengganu National Park with an area of 853 km. This park is a famous eco-tourism destination in Malaysia. There are many geological and biological attractions in this park.


The most popular activities in Taman Negara are river canoeing and jungle tracking. The Canopy Path here is very interesting because it gives tourists a close -up view of animal and plant activities in the forest canopy. Other activities include visits to Lata Berkoh for bathing, fishing on the Keniam River, and visiting indigenous villages.

Observation huts have also been set up for the safety of tourists to observe the wildlife here. Small huts that have been built high from the ground make it easy for tourists to spend the night to observe wildlife in the natural habitat. Tourists can also explore the caves either by boat or on foot.

The richness and diversity of natural life in the National Park is amazing and makes it one of the most complex and rich eco-systems in the world.


By buses and taxis

Tourists can also take a bus to Jerantut which can be found at the Jalan Tun Razak Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. From Jerantut, you can take a local bus or taxi to Kuala Tembeling.

By boat

The main entrance to Taman Negara is through Kuala Tembeling where tourists can board a sampan that leaves at 9.00 am and 3 pm every day (except Friday when the boat leaves at 2.30 pm), in a journey that takes 3 hours to to Kuala Tahan. Mutiara Taman Negara Resort also provides a speedboat service that only takes 45 minutes to reach Kuala Tahan. The speedboat departs from Kuala Tembeling at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm every day.

By train

The entrance to Taman Negara is Kuala Tembeling which is connected to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Kota Bharu (via Tumpat) by rail. Trains from these stations stop at Tembeling Halt, about half an hour’s drive from Kuala Tembeling jetty by car.


National Park

Taman Negara at a glance

  • Country: Malaysia
  • Area: 4,343 km2


  • Gunung Tahan: It is considered by many to be one of the toughest treks in Peninsular Malaysia
  • Gua Telinga: Crawl in the dark, and get wet as you squeeze through the underground river tunnel. It is an adventure exploration engages you to find a real underground world.
  • Canopy Walkway: This is an iconic of Taman Negara, regarded as the world’s longest canopy walkway.
  • Bukit Teresek: View the superb panoramic of lowlands, hills, and mountains. Look at the rivers, spectacular grey-leafed Seraya trees in broad valley, Gunung Perlis and Gua Besar in Keniam.
  • Lata Berkoh: You can see and photograph the natural beauty of Taman Negara
  • Lubuk Simpon: You can swim and picnic.

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