Taman Negara National Park

Location: Pahang

Location Info

Address: Taman Negara, Pahang, Malaysia

District » Taman Negara


Taman Negara National Park is set in between 3 states in Malaysia. The largest area is in Pahang which cover an area of 2,477km2, followed by Kelantan (1,043km2) and finally Terengganu (853km2). With a total area of 4,343km2, it is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia and some believed to be the oldest tropical rainforest in the world too.


It was establishes and named as King George V National Park in 1937 and upon independence was renamed to Taman Negara National Park. Being is the largest in Peninsular, there are many activities to do in the tropical forest.Many visitors around the world come by to enjoy the tropical rainforest, bird watching and conquer the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Tahan.

Apart from the mountain, there are caves like Ear Cave (Gua Telinga) and many streams such as Lata Berkoh for rapid shooting. Canopy walkway trail is amongst the most popular trek, where you can experience the mysterious art of nature. There are a few species of rare and unique mammals such as the Malaysan Tiger. Finally, Orang Asli village is an educational experience where you can learn how the aborigines survive based on theier skills in the jungle. Accommodation are plentiful, ranging from basic backpackers tent to chalet/resort.


By Car

The easiest entrance to the park is via arranged services from travel agencies, where they will take care of transport, lodging and meals.

If you prefer driving, coming from Kuala Lumpur will take 3.5 hours to Kuala Tahan. With that you will miss the boat ride experience. Using East Coast expressway and exit at Temerloh, and head down to Jerantut. Take a right turn at the T-junction to Kuala Tahan (75km).

There are also many express buses departing from many majpr cities to Jerantut. From there you can catch a taxi/public bus to Kuala Tahan.

By Boat

If you would like the boat ride experience, catch a taxi from Jerantut to Kuala Tembling jetty (RM16), the boat departs daily at 9am and 2pm, and the journey take about 2-3 hours to reach Kuala Tahan.