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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Taman Negara National Park

One of the world’s oldest rainforests, the Taman Negara National Park boasts of the most extensive protected area of pristine lowland, evergreen rainforest in Malaysia. This national park is also the most important centre of endemicity in Malay Peninsula. The Park, with the highest point as Gunung Tahan at 2,187 meters above sea level, measures 434,351 hectares across the States of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Location
States of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu
Area
528.65 sq km
Date declared as an AHP
29 November 1984, at the 2nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand
Other international designations
Habitat types
Contact Information

Mohd Desa bin Putch
AHP Manager
Tel.: +6092661122
E-mail: matdesa@wildlife.gov.my

Unique Flora: Wild durian (Durio sp); Pucukpaku (Athyrium esculentum), the edible fern; bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus); staghorn fern (Platycerium coronarium); Aquilaria sp; rattans and bamboos. The Park is rich in woody tree species like the dipterocarps and the tall, buttressed tualang (Koompassia excelsa),known as the tallest tree in Southeast Asia.

Unique Fauna: Seladang (Bos gaurus); elephant (Elephus maximus); Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus); leopard (Panthera pardus); tiger (Panthera tigris); sun bear (Helarctos malayanus); white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar); langur (Presbytis sp.); great argus pheasant (Argusianus argus); Probarbus gulieni and Rasbora dusonensis, which are rare species of fish.

Habitat Types: Generally hilly and mountainous; lowland dipterocarp forests dominate the Park; limestone hills; limestone caves; montane and ericaceous forests of the higher elevation; riparian forests; lower montane forests; heath forests

The world’s longest canopy walk can be found in Taman Negara National Park. Also, guests can take part in activities such as river cruises and laid-out jungle trekking, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, camping, and swimming.

Orang Asli settlement can also be found here, and visitors can observe their traditional hunter-gatherer life.

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