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Location: Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu States  Map

Area: 4,343 km²

Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park






Description of Taman Negara National Park


Taman Negara National Park is a nature reserve situated in Kelantan and Terengganu States in Malaysia. It covers a total area of 4,343 km² in the heart of Titiwangsa Mountain Range. Its biosphere is considered one of the oldest jungles in the World. First protected area date back to 1925 when British colonial government established protected reserve here. In 1938 and 1939 it was named King George V National Park, but after Malaysia gained independence it was name Taman Negara, which literally means "national park". One of the most popular way to explore the jungle is by taking river tips. You can explore wildlife of rush rainforest without getting out of the boat and endangering yourself. After all Taman Negara is home to Malayan Tiger, Sumatran Rhinoceros and other big mammals. Additionally you can take a canopy walkway that is claimed by locals as the longest in the World. Regardless if it is true or not it is a neat way to hike through a forest.




In 1925, on the territory of 9240 hectares, around the Tahan massif, the Tahan Mountain Reserve was organized, in 1938 the reserve acquired the status of a national park and became known as “King George V National Park” in honor of the King of England. In 1957, after Malaysia gained independence, the park was renamed the Taman Negara National Park. From the Malay language, Taman Negara (Malay. Taman Negara) is translated as "national park".






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