Royal Belum State Park
Gerik, Hulu Perak District, Perak and Kelantan
Area: 1,175.00 sq km
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
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.
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.