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Taman Negara Sungai Relau

It is located on the western side of Taman Negara in Peninsular Malaysia. The park was opened to the public in August 1993. The park office is 7 km from Merapoh which is about 30 km south of Gua Musang, Kelantan and 100 km north of Kuala Lipis.

Taman Negara Sungai Relau is the popular point for jungle trekking and mountain climbing to Gunung Tahan (2187 meters). The route to Gunung Tahan is about 2 days as compared to the longer trek of 5 days from Kuala Tahan. It is recognized as one of the toughest trek in the country. A 14-km jeep trail links Sungai Relau to Kuala Juram, the foot hill for climbing Gunung Tahan.


Popular trails :

Interpretive Trail - it provides introduction to the rainforest and the ecosystem. 30 - 45 minutes. Easy stroll with 20 stations that teach you about tree features, species and habitat for a jungle introduction.

Negeram Trail - It follows the Sg Relau river and end at Pasir Gelanggang passing through lowland and swampy forest. 2-4 hours. 4 kilometers trails crossing lowland forests with tualang and soaring canopy trees and a river full of freshwater fishes.

Palas Trail - is about 1.6km long with some hilly terrain, peat swamp and lowland forest. 1-2 hours. A trail that parallels the river, sweeps uphill into palm forest and down across streams into tall trees on flat grounds. Usually lots of animal tracks from wild boars and deers.

Gua Gajah Trail - About 5km long. Gua Gajah is a limestone outcrop and provides shelter for elephants during the monsoon. Inside Gua Gajah, there is a bats chamber where guano and bats are found.


Fees & Facilities :

    • Rest House (15 rooms) - RM 40-50 per room/night
    • Hostel (40 beds) - RM 10 per person/night
    • Entry Fee - RM 1 per person
    • Camping Fee - RM 1 per person
    • Camera - RM 5 per person
    • 4WD Ride - RM 7.50 one way
    • 4WD Night Safari - RM 40 per person (minimum 2)
    • Guide Service - RM 60-80 per day; RM 20 overnight


Getting there

By Road:

Merapoh is a small town about 100 km. from Kuala Lipis town and 38 km from Gua Musang town. From Kuala Lumpur/Kuantan drive toward Bentong - Raub – Kuala Lipis – Merapoh then to Sungai Relau. Long distance bus services to Kuala Lipis is available from these two towns. From Kuala Lipis you can hire a taxi to Sungai Relau, as local bus is not available. Express bus services are link between Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bahru and break their journey at Merapoh. In Merapoh look for a signpost to Taman Negara Sungai Relau and from there another 7 km. to reach Wildlife Department at Sungai Relau.


Alternatively, you may take a train from Pasir Mas in Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu and Singapore to Merapoh. In Merapoh taxi and private vehicles is available to sent you to Sungai Relau and the fare is always negotiable.

Useful Information

Contact Info:

Wildlife Department Sungai Relau, Merapoh
Tel: 609-912 4894

District Office
Tel: 609-355 1963

Town Council (TIC)
Tel: 609-312 3832

Forestry Department
Tel: 609-310 1550

Health Centre
Tel: 609-312 3333

Railway Station
Tel: 609-912 1380

Bus Station
Tel: 609-312 5055

Taxi Station
Tel: 609-312 5106

Merapoh Resthouse
Tel: 609-312 1253

Sungai Relau Resthouse and Hostel
Tel: 6012-983 2851




Public Toilet


Exhibition Center

Telephone Booth

Mini Library

Guide Services

Things to do

Bird watching

Jungle Trekking

Mountain Climbing ( G.Tahan)

Cave Exploration

Wildlife Watching


Wildlife Observation




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