Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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, plants of Taman negara
Taman Negara
plants of Taman negara
Taman Negara, water buffalo
Taman Negara
water buffalo

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:

Wikipidia:Taman Negara



Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara

Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara

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

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

How to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian Islands ... more

Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

How to get from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands by bus ... more

Things to Do & See
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Boat Ride to 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. ... more
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Orang Asli Village
A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people. ... more
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Canopy Walk
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground ... more

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

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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
Durian Chalet

Family run, outside of the village with basic chalets, the place to stay if you want a quiet place to get away from it all.

Teresek View Motel

Small multi-storey budget hotel near the jetty in Kuala Tahan