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Stretching across three states – Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu – Taman Negara is one of the world's oldest rainforests, offering an unparalleled eco-tourism experience. Spanning over 4,300 square kilometres, this national park is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike.
THE ANCIENT RAINFOREST
Taman Negara's age, estimated at 130 million years, makes it a living museum of natural history. The dense canopy of towering trees, some of which are hundreds of years old, creates a vibrant ecosystem that supports a vast array of plant and animal species.
The park is renowned for its biodiversity. It's home to rare and endangered species like the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, and exotic birds like the hornbills. Nature trails like the Canopy Walkway offer visitors a unique perspective to explore this rich biodiversity.
RIVER SAFARIS AND CAVE EXPLORATIONS
The Tembeling River, which flows through Taman Negara, provides an excellent opportunity for river safaris. Visitors can explore caves like Gua Telinga, which is known for its unique rock formations and resident bats.
Taman Negara is not just a tourist destination; it's a model for sustainable tourism. The park's management ensures that the natural environment is preserved while allowing visitors to enjoy and learn from the rainforest.
Visitors to Taman Negara can also immerse themselves in the local culture. The Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, offer insights into their traditional way of life, closely tied to the rainforest. Source - NST