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Taman Negara NP

  • Taman Negara, Malaysia
Sungai Tembeling at the park head quarters
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Destination
The Taman Negara National Park, encompassing three states - Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, is located in one of the old rain forests in the world.
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Wikipedia - Taman Negara National Park

Sungai Tembeling, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
Sungai Tembeling

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after independence, which literally means "national park" in Malay. Taman Negara (total area 4,343 km²) has a reputation as the world's oldest tropical rainforest.[1][2]
Taman Negara encompasses three states, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, each with its own legislation. The Taman Negara Enactment (Pahang) No. 2 of 1939 is enforced in the state of Pahang, the Taman Negara Enactment (Kelantan) No. 14 of 1938 in the state of Kelantan and the Taman Negara Enactment (Terengganu) No. 6 of 1939 in the state of Terengganu. The enactments have similar contents.
Taman Negara Pahang is the largest at 2,477 km², followed by Taman Negara Kelantan at 1,043 km² and Taman Negara Terengganu at 853 km².

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Wikitravel - Taman Negara National Park

canopy walk, Taman Negara
canopy walk

The dry season runs from February to September, which is the best time to visit the park. The peak tourist season is from April to August.
Get In
The easiest way to get to the park is through an arranged service from Kuala Lumpur.
Alternatively, to do the trip yourself, first take a bus or a train to Jerantut (RM19 from Kuala Lumpur), and then take a taxi from Jerantut to the jetty at Kuala Tembling, costing RM16.
The river boat leaves from the jetty at Kuala Tembling at 9:00am and 2:00pm for Kuala Tahan. The 60km journey takes 2 to 3 hours, and costs RM35.

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