Kenong Rimba Park
|| Taman Negara, 27000 Pahang, Malaysia
|| +609 3121 273
Kenong Rimba Park in Pahang is similar to Taman Negara and Endau Rompin State Park, contains one
of the oldest rainforest in the world, approximately more than 100 million years. There are a lot
to explore in the park, ranging from rivers, trekking, caving and bird watching and much more. It
covers about 128 square kilometers in Pahang State.
Its beauty is beyond the green lush rainforest that one can see. Situated near the Valley of
Kenong River, no wonder it houses many of the beautiful cascading waterfalls in Malaysia. No surprise
that it's a popular site for camping and swimming. Apart from that, the rich natural habitats also
attract many nature lovers to the park. Insect studying, bird watching and jungle tracking are among
the most popular activities.
Of course it also has one of the best limestone caves for the caving enthusiast and bat lovers.
The most striking one is the Gua Batu Tinggi which resembles a dug-out boat. The Kenong River passes
through this cave and it's believed that once upon a time the King's messenger of Pekan was turn
into a stone while passing through the cave.
Kenong Rimba Park is located near the Kuala Lipis Town. Coming from Kuala Lumpur is about
180km and 300km from Kita Bahru. You can access to Kuala Lipis via the Karak highway
from both state.
You can also access via railway links via the Lipis Railway Station located 3 hours from
Kuala Lumpur, and get off at Batu 9 station. Then take a 5 mins walk to Sungai Jelai Jetty
and take a 20 minutes boat ride to Tanjung Kiara Jetty which will leads into the park.