National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna

Knowing the National Park Malaysia | Your Ultimate Recreational Destination

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.

National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna
National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna

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.  

The age of trees in National Park Malaysia is determined by its size structure and height

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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National Park Pahang Canopy Walk

The World’s Longest Canopy Bridge

Pahang National Park is another familiar place for Malaysians. As Gunung Tahan the highest point of the Malay Peninsula, this national park has become a place of attractions for thousands of tourists ranged from climbers, environmental biologists and researchers as well as the public. One thing that famous in here is the Canopy Walk.

The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long. The height is about 45 meters from the forest floor. It’s approximately similar to 15 storey height. The travel journey is about 20-30 minutes walking makes it the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Do not forget this!

These are the checklists you need to know before starting your walking journey on the longest canopy walk in the world.

  1. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the canopy bridge by walking from the National Park HQ office.
  2. The journey to climb the canopy bridge takes about 20 minutes walking.
  3. The requirement enforces for a distance of 10 meters between individual to another for safety measures. 
  4. This canopy also limited to 600 visitors per day for safety reasons.
  5. The Canopy hours are from 9 am (every day except Thursday), until 3 pm (except Friday closes at 12pm).
  6. Tickets are available at RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.
  7. Get weather checks and updated. If the weather gets windy or rainy, the canopy walk will be closed for safety reasons.
The entrance to the canopy walk in Taman Negara Pahang National Park

As this national park is a home to 1001 natural flora and fauna, experience spend on the canopy walk will be a lifetime moment. Therefore, the best time to go for the canopy walk is advisable during the morning hours. There is a greater opportunity for you to see grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree.

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Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre normally performed in-group of 10 for the tourists and public to get in-hand experience with the mammals environment.

Nurturing Biggest Mammal in Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Aiming at new experience while exploring the nature in Pahang? Seeking for lifetime experience, yet a fun activity?

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is one of your must stop centre while exploring our Pahang National Park. The centre at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary serves the purpose as a conservation centre. Thus, the main role focuses on protecting and preserving the Malaysian elephants.  

The root of Borneo Pygmy family

As a matter of fact, the elephants in Kuala Gandah have belonged to the Borneo Pygmy Elephant family. These Borneo elephants are much smaller in size and its population numbers. Therefore, the WWF has classified the Borneo elephants as an endangered elephant species in the Asian region. Namely, in Malaysia, it can only be found in the Kinabatangan National Park as well as one in Pahang National Park.

How you can help in nurturing nature and having fun at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary?

Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre normally performed in-group of 10 for the tourists and public to get in-hand experience with the mammals environment.
Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre are performed in-group of 10 to get in-hand experience with the mammals’ environment.

Above all, the services offered in the centre also catered for the volunteering activities centre. As a result, it offered an opportunity for the first-hand experience in nurturing and taking care of the Borneo elephants. Namely, involves feeding, bathing, and cleaning the elephant breeding habitats. As much, it also assists the mahouts in other areas pertaining the elephants cares. In other words, this community social responsibility (CSR) towards the elephant sanctuary centre become a tremendous experience for you to cherish and must try once in a lifetime.

What do you need to know about the volunteering activity?

  • Cleaning baby elephant paddocks, grand areas and fences
  • Bathing the elephants in turn
  • Feeding both babies and adult elephants
  • Taking turns to walk the elephants
  • Grand ‘meeting’ and training with mahouts
Our previous groups encountered with volunteering program at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Our previous groups encountered with volunteering program at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss

At glance, we in AsiaCamp believe that an active encountered with nature offered an excellent chance to learn, to play and to eventually inspire others through experiential learning. Contact us now today! Let’s us brought you a step closer to these largest living land mammals.

Come and join us at our center in Kuala Gandah!