Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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

Kuala Tembeling Jetty

address: Kuala Tembeling, Pahang, Malaysia
Kuala-Tembeling-Jetty.jpg, The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara
The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara

map and location of Kuala Tembeling Jetty

boat departure from Kuala Tembeling to Taman Negara: 2pm
duration of boat ride: 2.5h - 3h

The boats from Taman Negara arrive here in Kuala Tembeling at about noon time.

 


the building on the left is where HAN Travel is located and in the building on the right is the NKS office and also the counter to pay for the park fees image: Google Street View

 


view from Tembeling River of the jetty and the long-tail boats, turn around you can on a virtual ride along the river image: Google Street View

 

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More information about the boat ride to Taman Negara




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

Hostel in Kuala Tahan

A-G-H Abot Guest House

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan with a total of 13 rooms

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
Kuala Tahan
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. ... more
Things to do & see
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages. ... more

Tekek beach, Tioman
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island ... more