Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Bukit Teresek

taman-negara-bukit-teresek.jpg, Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park
Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

getting there
trekking
the path starts at Mutiara Resort on the opposite side of the river from Kuala Tahan (RM1 for the ferry to cross the river), from there it is 45min walk
by boat
if you travel on a package or bookied a canopy walk tour, a boat will bring you upriver from where you start your walk uphill (about 15min)

  • part of the canopy walk tours
  • just a few min walk uphill from the Taman Negara Canopy Walk
  • 1.7km from from Taman Negara HQ in Kuala Tahan
  • bring enough water, it is a relattively short but sweaty uphill hike
  • wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing, advisable to wear a cap

first lookout
first lookout point
on the way up you are passing this first lookout point providing a scenic view towards Sungai Tembeling (the brown patch in the middle of the image)


lookout view from top
Bukit Teresek view
this is the view from the top over the interior of the Taman Negara National Park, on clear days you can see Gunung Tahan (highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, 2187m)

 

Bukit Teresek Tours:

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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara including return transfer from Kuala Lumpur, park entry, accommodation, meals and guided trips and activities

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price from:
RM400


Hotels in Taman Negara

Xcape Resort 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.

Teresek View Motel

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

Attractions

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

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

Attractions

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

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.