There are top five national parks in Malaysia. Four of these national parks are located in Sabah and Sarawak. Therefore, Taman Negara Pahang becomes the sole national park in Peninsula Malaysia. This national park was established around 1938-1939 and previously known as King George V National Park.
Later, it was renamed as the National Park Malaysia after the country achieved its independence in 1957. The national park covered an approximate area of 4,343 sq km. It caters to three neighboring states of Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu.
Diversities of elements and recreational activities
With an estimated age of 130 million years old, is reputed as the top three of the oldest tropical forest in the world. This record has beats the Amazon rainforest in South America aged approximately 55 million years old.
Pertaining to this, this Taman Negara attracted thousands of environmental scientists, namely, nemophilists, ornithologists, zoologists as well as botanists and the public. As the hiking treks to Mount Tahan are within the national park, it also becomes an attraction for the local hikers as well as international climbers.
Indeed, the National Park Malaysia offered diversities of flora and fauna, 1001 natural elements and recreational activities. Based on the record in 2019, it’s home to 15,000 species of plants, 150,000 species of insects, more than 675 species of birds, 250 species of freshwater fish, and 200 species of mammals. Forthwith, it’s known as the one package and all in place for outdoor and recreational activities.
How to get to National Park Malaysia?
The journey from Kuala Lumpur to the National Park takes about 3 hours through highways. There are 4 entrances you can use to enter the National Park: –
1. Through Kuala Tahan as the most popular entrance.
2. Through Relau River, near Merapoh, Pahang – which is also close to the highest mountain in the Peninsula, Mount Tahan.
3. Through Kuala Koh in Kelantan, which opened in 1995.
4. Through Tanjung Mentong which located in the south of Lake Kenyir in Terengganu.
Before you enter the National Park, you must obtain a permit to access the National Park Headquarters. You also need to declare your belongings as well as purposes to ensure the safety of the forest from damage.
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