Location Of Taman Negara And Getting There
Taman Negara (National Park) is the first and the oldest official Protected Area in the country, originally named King George V National Park. Declared in 1938 by the Sultans of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu (during King George's Silver Jubilee), it was gazetted to preserve the land's indigenous nature in perpetuity. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957.
The most popular activities at Taman Negara are river cruises and jungle trekking. The canopy walk is also a must-see, offering a fantastic close up view of activity in the rainforest canopy. Observation hides are another great way to observe wildlife. Simple huts built high above the ground allow guests to stay overnight to catch opportunities to observe animals in their natural habitat. Cave exploration is also available, either by boat or by foot.
Taman Negara is actually one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated at 130 million years old. The abundance and diversity of nature here is phenomenal, making it one of the world's most complex and rich ecosystems.
From Wakaf Baru (Kota Bahru) or Perhentian Island
By Local train Living at 5.50 am everyday (time Will Change Without Notice) and will be arrived at Jerantut 1.30 PM (ticket below RM 20.00 pax).
They have also afternoon train living at 5.30pm .
From Johor Bahru (kastam) / Singapura
By Express Train - Living 8.00 Am and 6.30 Pm Everday (Ticket Price From Johor Below RM 20.00/Pax)
From Jerantut to Kuala Tembeling Jetty 17.00KM (Local Bus Or Driving)
By Boat to Taman Negara Every Day 9.00 Am & 2.00 Pm Except Friday the 2 o'clock boat living at 2.30 PM)
From Kuala Lumpur
Every 3 hour The bus lived from (Express Bus) Kuala Lumpur Putra Bus station to Jerantut . Journey wil take 2 1/2 Hours to Jerantut. The Ticket Below RM 20.00/pax
Jerantut to Taman Negara By Local Bus (Last bus At 5.00 PM - RM 8.00/pax)
Other Fee Must Consider for entering the park.
1. Entry Permit - RM 1.00 / Person
2. Camera License RM 5.00 / Camera
3. Sleep At Hide - RM 5.00 / person Except Hide No. 1 (Must Pay at Wildlife Department
4. Boat Crossing RM 1.00/Person/ Crossing
5. Get Taman Negara Map at Golden Water Holidays For Free
A tourist traveling to the Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia might engage in following types of activities.
"The walkway is 450 meters long and is believed to be the longest in the world. The system is built around the use of Tualang trees, the tallest in the rain forest. Within the park grounds is Gunung Tahan, the highest
mountain in peninsular Malaysia.
Open 09.00 am to 3.00 PM (Everyday)
Friday 11.00 am to 3.00 PM
(800 meters high) or Gunung Tahan (343 meters high)
that is 1.7 km away from the resort From the top of
Teresek Hill will see the view of Gunung Tahan..
Lata Berkoh Waterfalls
Lata Berkoh is the best scenario river in
Taman Negara. The river from the mountain
Tahan, water is clean with dark crystal
colour, cool and fresh. At Lata Berkoh there
have many small waterfall actually that is
water cascade. is a Good place for swimming
Go to an hide for animal observation
In Taman Negara also have 5 Hides (Bumbum) are Bumbum Tahan
(500m from resort), Bumbum Cegar Anjing (2.9 KM), Bumbum Tabing (3.1 KM) ,
Bumbum Yong (3.1KM) and Bumbum Kumbang (11 KM).
Reservation have make at Wildlife Department.
Go on a jungle night walk
Orang Asli or Aborigines live nomadic lifestyle in the jungle of
Taman Negara. Witness their simple lifestyle & have a go at
their traditional hunting weapon (blow pipe).
Visitors to the park stay in a hostel with 8 beds per dorm. "Most people go to Taman Negara for jungle treks, fishing and boat trips along virgin jungle rivers where you can picnic and swim. The more adventurous can trek up Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in east Malaysia", at 2187 meters or 7174 feet. About Malaysia Parks, "Taman Negara: The National Park". It is actually the sixth highest mountain in Malaysia, but the top five are all on the island on Borneo, in the provinces of Sabah and Sarawak.
The park headquarters is at Kuala Tahan, a small river-side settlement on the edge of the park. Kuala Tuhan is the site of the Taman Negara Resort, a 15-acre area, containing accommodation (chalets, hostel and campsite), restaurant and provision shops. Immediately across the river from the resort is a small village with or accommodations for visitors and floating restaurants.
Prepare For The Blood Sucker (LEECHES)Insecticide, Baygon (Green colour) has proven to be effective in keeping the leeches out for a few hours. Spray it on your shoes and socks. Tobacco,Soap and Salt also helpful