10 Best Activities to do in Taman Negara Pahang (with photos)

Wondering about what best activities to do in Taman Negara Pahang?

We welcome aboard for visitors to choose their types of adventures to explore here in National Park Malaysia. Indeed, there are a bunch of exciting outdoor activities to discover of what mother nature in Taman Negara Pahang has to offer. Taman Negara is located at Kuala Tahan, Pahang. It will take 3 hours approximately to arrive from Kuala Lumpur. It is a must place to visit in Malaysia among the international tourist.

Let’s check it out Taman Negara activities!

1) Jungle trekking to Bukit Teresek – explore the tricky forest pathways of the oldest rainforest in the world.

The simple trek takes about 20 minutes and up to 7 days depending on the destination. Along the way, there are grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree peeking at you. You can see the beautiful scenery along peak of Tahan Mount here. The trek is easy and has the special wooden pedestrian to make it family friendly use. 

Usually, the family are doing this activity in the morning so that you can feel the air freshness. If you book AsiaCamp Resort, they provide free shuttle to Kuala Tahan Jetty and just pay RM1 to cross the river for starting the activity.


Challenging jungle trekking trek will thrill you along the way to the peak of Bukit Teresek.

2) Walking the Canopy – lets venture into the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long.  It takes an average of 10 minutes of walking. With the height of 45 meters from the forest floor, it surely offers you scenic and panorama view of the surrounding forest floor. You may choose two method to arrive at canopy walk way.

First method- walking with your group. It will take 20 minutes to reach the place. You can enjoy the beautiful environment while walking in the jungle. 

Second method – You can reach there by using villagers boat. The boat will pass by the Tahan River in order to bring you here.

Bird watching activity from the canopy’s view and perspective

3) Inner Jungle– spend your time spelunking wild caves environment.

This is most favorable place visit by European such as from Netherland and Austria. Visitors can enjoy the thrill track made by nature. The best moment of inner jungle is when you sleep at the Kepayang Caves. It is a large cave at National park.

You may refer here to the itinerary of inner jungle :

Exploring the cave system and environment need more patience as it’s more thrill with difficult obstacle and pathway

4) Peeking  – the wildlife activity in the huts.

For those who interested in observing the wildlife in their natural habitat, this activity will suit you best. Watching them closely will embrace your understanding of the ecosystem of the jungle.

5) Bird watching – the best soothing activity.

With more than 600 species of birds in Taman Negara, surely you can find your favourite one. Their diversities in colour, size, and body, as well as sound, will surely become the best therapy to enjoy yourselves and left your life problems aside.

6. Paying a visit to the native people of Bateq.

Let seeing closely of their lifestyle on hunting foods and surviving as well as making handicrafts.

The entrance to the native village

7. Discover the fishing vortex of a 20-pound fish at permitted locations.

For visitors with big fans of fishing activity, you should try this!


Lata Berkoh

8. Climbing Mount Tahan – the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia.

With the height of 2,187m from the sea level, the panorama view of Standing Range will surely become the best activities and precious moments in a lifetime.

9.  Nurturing the biggest earth-mammal – at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.

Lifetime exposure to touch, cuddle and even bathing the Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Don’t miss the chance!

10. River crossing – encounter beautiful waterfalls and river picnic.

Using a long boat ride up to the Tembeling River to explore the national park through a river crossing.

Indeed, Taman Negara Pahang National Park is a natural paradise you must experience. An adventure of a lifetime and best activities awaits you here!!!

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