Taman Negara Malaysia
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Taman Negara National Park is located 220km or around 3.5 hours by car from Kuala Lumpur. Taman Negara National Park covers an area of 4343km2 across 3 states of Malaysia - Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. The park is made up of some of the oldest rainforest/jungle in the world dating back 130 Million years.
The are a variety of animals, including over 200 mammals, that are found in Taman Negara, many of which are endangered. These include the Asian Elephant, crab-eating Macaques, Indochinese Tiger, leopards and the Sumatran Rhinoceros. There is also diverse species of birds including the large hornbills.
Gunung Tahan, found in Taman Negara National Parl is the highest mountain in mainland Malaysia.
Tahan River travels through the National park and is ideal for white water rafting. Trips can be arranged for beginners and experienced rafters.
Pahang River is the longest river in mainland Malaysia. Each year they hold a bamboo rafting competition on the Pahang River.
The main park headquarters are located within Pahang. Close by to this they have built a canopy walkway which allows you to walk through the tree tops looking down into the jungle.
There are a series of limestone caves called the Kota Gelanggi Caves.
There is a golf course not far from Taman Negara National Park, located 15 kms from Jerantut Town, Pahang. Close by to here is Lata Meraung Waterfall.
Getting to Taman Negara Malaysia
Boats leave from the Kuala Tembeling Jetty which take you down river to the Taman Negara National Park.
There are regular bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tembeling in Pahang.
Last updated 15th August 2009
Hotels near Taman Negara Malaysia
Following is a list of hotels close by to Taman Negara National Park including current 2009 room rates and contact details:
There are a number of backpacker hotels and lodges in Jerantut Town close to the entrance of Taman Negara National Park.
Town Inn Hotel is located in Jerantut Town close to the Taman Negara park entrance in Pahang. Room rates from RM48 per night (US$14) www.towninn-hotel.com
Felda Residence Tekam is a resort located in Jerantut Town. The resort has a 9 hole golf course and is surrounded by rubber, palm oil and fruit plantations. Room prices start from RM81.82 per night (US$23) or they have dormitory/hostel accommodation from RM18.18 (US$7) www.plantationresorts.com.my
Woodland Resort is located in Kuala Tahan Village this is a luxury resort with swimming pool. Room rates start from RM108 nett including breakfast (US$31) www.tamannegararesorts.net
Mat Leon Village is set within the jungle at Taman Negara close to Kuala Tembeling in Pahang. Room prices start from RM50 (US$14) for hostel accommodation or RM120 per night (US$34) for a private room including breakfast. www.tamannegarahotels.com
Rainforest Resort is located in Kuala Tahan, Pahang close to the entrance to the National Park. The resort has modern rooms and arrange activities within the park including caving, jungle trekking and white water rafting. Room prices start from RM150+ taxes (US$43) www.tamannegara-rainforest.com
Mutiara Taman Negara Hotel has a choice of wooden bungalows or chalets. Room rates start from RM80 per night (US$23) for dormitory or RM300 per night for private rooms (US$86). www.mutiarahotels.com
Taman Negara Resort is located close to Kuala Tembeling. They arrange packages of 2 or 3 nights in their resort including transfer from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. www.tamannegararesort.com
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