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Mother Nature's Treasure Trove
Spread out over 4,343 sq. km. of the formidable Titiwangsa Mountain
Range is Taman Negara - One of the world's oldest tropical rainforest.
A sanctuary to hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, insects,
fish and plants. Home to Malaysia's friendly aborigines, the Orang
Asli. A shy yet gentle race, they continue to live the nomadic way
they've lived for centuries although fully aware of the country's
Come discover the living treasures Mother Nature has to offer. Whether
it's shooting thrilling rapids, exploring spectacular caves, tackling
a 20-pound fish, scaling up Peninsular Malaysia's highest mountain,
trekking through dense, tricky forest pathways or swimming in crystal
clear pools, Malaysia's National Park is a natural paradise you
must experience. An adventure of a lifetime awaits you here.
A 130 Million Year Old Park
Taman Negara straddles the interior border regions of Kelantan,
Pahang and Terengganu, boasting a continuous evolutionary history
that spans 130 million years. Owing to a state legislation in 1925,
about 1,300 sq. km. of tropical jungle in its natural state was
designated the Gunung Tahan Game Reserve. In 1939, the three sultans
of the above-mentioned states declared the area a national park.
It was renamed King George V National Park. Following the nation's
independence from the British in 1957, the park was officially given
the name it goes by now.
Over the years, although Malaysia has promoted Taman Negara as a
popular tourist destination, the goverment has taken careful steps
to ensure the conservation of the park's flora and fauna. All developments
or upgrading programmes to cater for tourists are carried out only
after consultation with environmental experts.