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Royal Belum State Park

Royal Belum State Park

Gerik, Hulu Perak District, Perak and Kelantan


Established: 2003

Area: 1,175.00 sq km

Wild Life: Leopard Cat, Clouded Leopard, Black Panther, Viper, Flying Fox, Otter, Porcupine, Armadillo, Reptile, Dhole, Tiger, Gibbon, Bear, Sambar Deer, Kijang, Tapir, Elephant, Wild Boar, Sumatran Rhino, Seladang, Plain-pouched Hornbill, Malayan Gaur, Wallace's Hawk-eagle, Masked Finfoot, Large Green-pigeon, Short-toed Coucal, Blue-banded Kingfisher, Plain-pouched Hornbill and Straw-headed Bulbul

Adventure: Fishing, Kayaking, Jungle Walking, Bird Watching, Boat Riding, Trekking and Camping

Location: Gerik, Hulu Perak District

Region: Located midway between the East and West Coasts.

Nearest Town: Kuala Lumpur

Language: Malay and English

Altitude: 1,533 m

Rainfall: 2,205 cm

Temp: 23 c to 32 c

Best Time to Visit: 01-Apr to 31-Oct

Nearest Airport: Perak Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Kuala Kangsar

How to Reach there: To get there from Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Expressway and head north towards Ipoh. Passing Ipoh, take the Kuala Kangsar exit, and head towards Gerik. Take route 4, which is the East-West expressway. This will take you to Pulau Banding, the jumping off point for your adventure. The journey from KL is about 1/2 hours. Admission to Belum Rainforest is best arranged with resort owners in the area.

Accommodation: Resthouse (Banding) and hotel/motel accommodation. There are also simple accommodation/chalets on Banding and floating platforms out on the lake. Boats and guides can be arranged from Banding itself.