Taman Negara National Park
I was really curious to visit Taman Negara one of the oldest and most amazing national parks in Malaysia.
It is huge, with 4,343 km sq uncontaminated well.
Gunung Tahan is the highest point of the Malay Peninsula.
In 1938 the National Park was entitled to King George V, but was later renamed in Taman Negara National Park after independence, a name that literally means “national park” in Malay.
The site is geologically really stable and almost nothing is changed from 110 million years. For this reason, Taman Negara has the reputation of being the oldest tropical rain forest in the world.
The park is really a popular destination for ecotourism in Malaysia.
Taman Negara is the home of some rare mammals like the Malaysian tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, the Asian elephant. Among the birds, the last examples of the Malaysian peacock can be found here.
Other attractions are located near Kuala Tahan (the Park headquarters) and include a canopy walk suspended over the trees, and the Telingia Gua system of caves.
Visitors can enjoy the tropical rain forest, birdwatching or jungle trekking.
All tourists in the park must get permits from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
I suggest to avoid all-inclusive packages and to self manage your adventure. You can arrive by public transport to the park gate and stay in one of the many hostels or hotels ore resort nearby.
Once you are there you can join to excursions with others fellows.
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