Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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
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.

Jai Guest House

Small Budget Guesthouse in  Kuala Tahan

Things to do & see
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
Bukit Teresek
Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park ... more
Things to do & see
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Central Market), Kuala Terengganu
The colourful wet and dry market of KT is right next to Chinatown and along the Terengganu River. At the entrance are still traditional trishaws taking costumers back to their home. ... more

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu
Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu ... more