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National Park

National Park

 

Basic Info

The National Park is the largest and oldest tropical rainforest in the world. It is a major attraction for both domestic and foreign tourists. This area is enriched with limestone caves. Among them area the Gua Telinga (Ear Cave) and Gua Kepayang Besar (Great "Kepayang" Cave). Tourists can also experience many types and species of animals and plants through the ‘Bumbum Tebing" and "Bumbum" Blau. For the comfort of visitors, the National Park provides facilities such as chalets, camping grounds, benches, public toilets, restaurants, gift shops and etc. Other than that, water and electricity supply and telecommunication service are available.

The Kuala Tahan National Park is the largest park in this country with an area of 4,343 square miles. It is rich with fauna and flora and is considered as a national treasure. All wildlife and plants are protected to ensure the beauty of the nature is maintained and prevented from extinction and destruction. Visitors may also experience the beauty of nature by taking the "Canopy Walk" which is a bridge made of rope, net, timber and cables 25 metres from the ground with a length of 400 metres. Visitors to the National Park usually stay from 2 to 4 days depending on the activities chosen.

How to Get There?

Kuala Tembeling is the entrance to the Kuala Tahan National Park for visitors choosing to come by river. In Kuala Tembeling, the rivers Jelai and Tembeling meet to form a confluence (kuala) and the beginning of Pahang River. Kuala Tembeling is located 16 km from Jerantut. A new terminal is under construction to replace the existing jetty. This jetty serves visitors to the National Park by boat, a journey of 59 km that takes around three hours. Visitors can also come by land using 4-wheel drive vehicles through Felda Padang Piol direct to Kuala Tahan. This journey takes around 1 hour.

 

Water and Land Access

  • By water transport – take bus or taxi to the Kuala Tembeling Jetty. From there it is a 3 hour journey by boat direct to Kuala Tahan, going upstream on Tembeling River and passing several villages along the way such as Pasir Tambang, Pasir Durian, Jeram Ampai, Kg. Chebong, Kg. Labu, Kg. Merting, Kg. Gol, Kg. Sg. Tiang, Kg. Padang, Kg. Tekah and Kg. Belebar
  • By land – take land transport (bus, taxi, etc) to Jerantut town. From there, it takes around 1 hour to get the the National Park. Head towards Feld Padang Piol through Felda Sg. Retang, Kg. Merting, Kg. Sg. Tekal, Kg. Gol, Kg. Padang, Felcra Tembeling Tengah, Kg. Tekah, Kg. Belebar until you get to Kuala Tahan.

List of Hotels/Resorts at the National Park

Mutiara Taman Negara
Kuala Tahan, 27000 Jerantut
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel:09-2663500 / Faks:09-2661500
E-mail:fomtn@mutiarahotels.com
http://www.mutiarahotels.com/
Pesona Village Resort
Taman Negara 27000 Jerantut
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel:09-2669696 / 2662622 / 2662622
Faks:09-2671196
Teresek View Motel
Taman Negara Kuala Tahan, 27000 Jerantut
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel:09-2602720 / 09- 2602721
Faks:09-2602722
Rainforest Resort Taman Negara
P.O.Box 76 27000 Jerantut Pahang
Tel:09-266 7888 / 7241/ 7637
Faks:09-2672352
http://www.rainforest-tamannegara.com email: resvns@rainforest-tamannegara.com
Woodland Resort
Tel:09-2661111
Agoh Chalet
Tel:09-2663500
Ekoton Chalet
Tel:09-2669897
Homestay Sg. Tekah (House)
Tel:09-2666387
Liana Hostel
Tel:09-2669322
Nusa Camp
Tel:09-2662369
Tahan Guest House
Tel:09-266 7752

Agency List

NKS Travel & Hotel

Mutiara Taman Negara

Taman Negara Resort

 

Activities in the National Park

Climbing the Tahan Mountain will take a total of nine days. For fishing enthusiasts, the Keniam River is a favourite. There are two caves in this area – Gua Daun Menari (Dancing Leaves Cave) in Kuala Keniam and Gua Telinga (Ear Cave), a limestone cave formed by the flow of the river. The management of the National Park, Taman Negara Resort, also provides accommodation for visitors. There are 117 rooms (including chalets), a hostel that can accommodate 64 people at a time and a visitor's lodge in Kuala Terenggan and Kuala Kenyam. Besides that, there are camping grounds in Kuala Tahan and Kuala Keniam. Tents and camping equipments can be rented from the park's management. Facilities for seminars, courses and other events area also available in Bayan Nuri Hall which provided the latest equipment and can accommodate up to 300 participants. 

For more information on activities available in the National Park, visit this website:

http://www.tamannegararesort.com/