Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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)

map and location of Canopy Walk



Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
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.

Julie’s Hostel

Hostel in Kuala Tahan

Things to do & see
Canopy Walk
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground ... more
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
Things to do & see
Komtar Tower, Penang
Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68. ... more

Koh Lipe, Langkawi
Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi ... more