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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Canopy Walk

address: Taman Negara National Park, Pahang, Malaysia
Canopy-Taman-Negara.jpg, Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground
the canopy walk high up in the tress
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground
PLEASE NOTE: the Canopy walk is currently closed for maintenance!!!

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 jungle trek
by boat
part of the tour packages, 5 - 10min boat ride from the HQ in Kuala Tahan, then hike up the steps of the wooden boardwalk trail to the entrance of the walkway

  • one of the world's longest canopy walks
  • 530 meters long and up to 40 meter above ground level
  • located about 1.7 km upriver form the HQ
  • open daily from 10am to 4pm, might be closed on a rainy day
  • entrance fee RM 5 (included when you book a tour)
  • steep climb to the canopy walk platform, decent physical fitness required
  • people are asked to enter each canopy walk bridge at a gap of about 10m for safety reasons, one person at a time
  • beware of leeches
  • bring enough water, you will sweat profusely
  • wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing, advisable to wear a cap
  • after the canopy the trail will continue up to the lookout points of Bukit Teresek

 

canopy walk
the canopy walk amidst the tree tops

 


interactive walk along the canopy walk image: Google Street View

 

ladder
ladder going up to the canopy

 

looking down
looking down (this is not the highest part of the canopy yet)



Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Julie’s Hostel

Hostel in Kuala Tahan

Agoh Chalet

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty

Things to do & see
Canopy Walk
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground ... more
Bukit Teresek
Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park ... more
Things to do & see
Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city. ... more

Cave Temples at Gunung Rapat, Ipoh
3 picturesque cave temples at Gunung Rapat (5km south of downtown Ipoh): Sam Poh Tong, Ling Sen Tong and Nam Tin Tong ... more