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Adventures With Nature

Established around 1938 as King George V National Park, Taman Negara (Malay for National Park) was renamed to its current name after the independence of Malaysia from British rule. One of the largest parks in the nation, it is spread across 4,343 square metres and is shared between the three states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. It is a famous Malaysian ecotourism destination, widely thought to be the world’s oldest tropical rainforest still in existence today at an estimated age of 130 million years old.

 

Taman Negara attracts visitors with 2 of its greatest treasures, its awe-inspiring geological wonders and also the rare wildlife sheltered in the park.

 

Taman Negara is quite a treasure trove for the nature-explorer, filled with locations to climb, trek and drift. The highest mountain in the Malay Peninsula, Gunung Tahan can be found in the Taman Negara National Park, and the park also hosts other intriguing natural locations such as the fascinating cave systems of Gua Telinga, the rapids of Lata Berkoh and the far-stretching Tahan River.

Being one of the oldest tropical rainforests has also made Taman Negara into the home to one of the most diverse flora and fauna systems in the world. Uninterrupted by development, civilization or calamities for over 130 million years, there are few, if any, forests in the world that can equal the natural paradise that is the Taman Negara. It is home to an estimated 14,000 species of plants, 350 species of birds, over 150,000 kinds of insects and many other organisms.

 

Taman Negara is also notable for housing many endangered animals such as the Malayan Tigers, Sumatran Rhinoceroses, Great Arguses, Asian Elephants and many more. Taman Negara is also widely known as a fishing paradise, with over 300 fish species in 6 different rivers of the national park.

Being one of the oldest tropical rainforests has also made Taman Negara into the home to one of the most diverse flora and fauna systems in the world. Uninterrupted by development, civilization or calamities for over 130 million years, there are few, if any, forests in the world that can equal the natural paradise that is the Taman Negara. It is home to an estimated 14,000 species of plants, 350 species of birds, over 150,000 kinds of insects and many other organisms.

 

Taman Negara is also notable for housing many endangered animals such as the Malayan Tigers, Sumatran Rhinoceroses, Great Arguses, Asian Elephants and many more. Taman Negara is also widely known as a fishing paradise, with over 300 fish species in 6 different rivers of the national park.