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Taman Negara, or National Park

Taman Negara, or National Park

Jerantut District, Pahang.
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Established: 1938

Area: 4,343.51 sq km

Wild Life:
Wild Ox, Gaur, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild Boar, Malayan Tapir, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Tiger, Sun Bear, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Civet, Asian Elephant, Bat, Nocturnal Civet, Squirrel, Tree Show, Primate, Crested Fireback, Great Argus, Indian Pied Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Black Broadbill, Red Broadbill, Leafbird, Trogon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Barbet, Minivet and Woodpecker

Adventure: Bird Watching, Jungle Trekking, Wildlife Watching, Swimming, Tahan Mountain Trekking, Fishing, Caving and Lubuk Simpon Trail

Location: Jerantut District

Region: Located near the equator. Lying within the headwaters of three river systems, the Tembeling in the south the Terengganu in the east and the Relai-Aring-Labir in the north.

Nearest Town: Merapoh Town

Nearest Town: Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, Malay and English

Altitude: 2,150 m

Rainfall: 2,200 cm

Rainfall: 22 c to 26 c

Best Time to Visit: 01-Mar to 30-Sep

Nearest Airport: Pahang Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Merapoh

Accommodation: Reception and information center, chalets, campsite, restaurants and multi-purpose shop. Lodges and fishing lodges. Hides and canopy walkway. Forest trails. More basic facilities at Merapoh (rooms, dorms and campsite). Limited restaurants and shops, but these are available on the main road at Merapoh.

How to Reach there: A daily shuttle service daily between Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tembeling via Jerantut (the jumping off point to Taman Negara). Kuala Tembeling departs from the jetty at 9am and 2pm. Alternatively you will have to take either private transport by van or public transport from Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan, and it takes approximately - hours from these points to Jerantut. From Jerantut, 16km ride in bus or taxi brings you to Kuala Tembeling. From the Tembeling Jetty, the Park's Headquarters at Kuala Tahan, is 2-3 hour boat ride up the Tembeling River.


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Near BY:

hotel Taman Negara-6.1 km
Wau Hotel & Cafe-43.1 km
National Park Orang Asli-4.5 km