Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Taman Negara,  transfer boat to the park
Taman Negara
transfer boat to the park
Taman Negara, Orang Asli Village
Taman Negara
Orang Asli Village

Getting To Taman Negara

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on the boat on the Sungai Tembeling River from Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara)

Most travellers will visit Taman Negara from Kuala Lumpur. This journey will include take you to town of Jerantut first. Jerantut is easiest reached by bus (3-4 hour ride).  The second leg from Jerantut can either be accomplished by bus (faster, about 1h) or boat (scenic ride on the river trough the rain forest, 2-3h). The boat ride starts in Kuala Tembeling (at 9am and 2pm), a 20-min taxi ride outside of Jerantut. While everything be arrange as you go by yourself (see more information here), there are also a couple of tour providers that will offer the entire journey a single ticket for ease of mind. These tickets can convinient bought only, see the links below.

From Taman Negara (but also the other way around), it is also possible, instead of going back to Kuala Lumpur (in case you came that way), to travel onwards to Cameron Highlands or to Kuala Besut (jetty for the boat ride to Perhentian Islands). Or you take the bus or boat back to Jerantut and the take the train from there which give you the option to go directly to Kota Bahru or Kuala Lumpur or with transfer to another train to Singapore or Thailand.

Book tickets for bus ( & boat) right here online:

to Taman Negara: 
Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara  
Cameron Highlands - Taman Negara
Kuala Besut - Taman Negara
(jetty to Pulau Perhentian / Perhentian Islands)

from Taman Negara: 
Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur
Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands
Taman Negara - Kuala Besut
(jetty to Pulau Perhentian / Perhentian Islands)


Excellent alternative online resources:

Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara, Kuala LumpurTaman Negara

More information on the combined bus and boat journey from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park and back.

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island, Perhentian IslandsTaman Negara

How to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian Islands

Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands, Cameron HighlandsTaman Negara

How to get from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands by bus

Things to Do & See

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground

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Transport

Kuala Tembeling Jetty, Taman Negara

The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara

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HOSTELS
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	Han Rainforest Resort is the biggest accommodation in Kuala Tahan with private rooms of various standards and also dorm room. All package tours that we recommend include accommodation here. </p>
Han Rainforest Resort
Hostel, Taman Negara

Han Rainforest Resort is the biggest accommodation in Kuala Tahan with private rooms of various standards and also dorm room. All package tours that we recommend include accommodation here. 

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	Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.</p>
Xcape Resort Taman Negara
Hostel, Taman Negara

Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.

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	Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty</p>
Agoh Chalet
Hostel, Taman Negara

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty

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Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Tahan Guesthouse

basic guest house in a green and colorful setting near the mosque, 10min from the jetty

Danz Eco Resort

Located outside of the village in a secluded area by the river offering acccommodation in 10 capsules