Monday, September 10, 2012


T a m a n N e g a r a   is indeed one the oldest rainforests in the entire world, estimated at 130 million years old. The abundance and diversity of nature is phenomenal in Taman Negara, one of the world's most complex and rich ecosystems. A veritable treasure of the planet. 


Taman Negara is the largest and the oldest protected area in the country. It covers 4,343 sq km; the central coordinates are 04°30' North latitude and 102°59' East longitude. The altitude ranges from 60m to 2187m at the summit of Gunung Tahan. This huge area shared among three states: Pahang 2,477 sq km (57%), Kelantan 1,043 sq km (24%) and Trengganu 853 sq km (19%).

Getting There

By Coach and By Boat (via Kuala Tembeling)
From Kuala Lumpur, a 3-hour journey coach departs daily for Kuala Tembeling jetty  Then a 2 ½ hours boat ride will take you to the Kuala Tahan entrance of Taman Negara. The return coach departs at 12.30pm daily and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at approximately 3.30pm. 
By Car
From Kuala Lumpur, travel via Karak Highway (Gombak - Bentong - Karak) and later adjoin East Coast Expressway in Karak. Take Exit 819 at Temerloh Interchange and drive another 50km towards Jerantut until you reach a T-junction with Jerantut District Mosque (with gold colour egg-shape dome) on your right handside as a landmark. 

 If you chose to continue your journey via scenic boat ride, turn left and drive towards Kuala Tembeling jetty (16 km). However, please observe the boat schedule as mentioned above.

Alternatively, you can turn right and drive to Kuala Tahan (75 km) via Padang Piol and Sungai Retang using new tarred road. Please observe the speed limit as the road passes local villages . It is highly advisable to drive during daytime as there is no road lights along the way.

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