Episode 17: Exploring The Jungle Heart Of Malaysia In Taman Negara

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Wondering if it’s worth visiting Taman Negara on your Malaysian adventure?

A massive national park in the centre of Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara is the perfect place to get outdoors and enjoy the natural attractions that Malaysia offers. From thick rainforest to deep caves, this park is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Taman Negara is calculated to be around 130 million years old and is home to one of the world’s oldest rainforests as well as the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Tahan.

The gorgeous scenery on the way to Lata Berkoh Taman Negara
The gorgeous scenery on the way to Lata Berkoh – see what I mean about it looking like a painting?

This is the place to head to see the natural beauty of Malaysia. And it’s not far from Kuala Lumpur! In fact, you can even visit here on a day trip, although I highly recommend you stay longer.

In this episode, I’m discussing why (and when) you should visit Taman Negara, what to do when you’re there and where to stay as well as how to get there.

By the end of this episode, you’ll be all set for a visit to Taman Negara.

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Here’s an overview of what we talked about today:

  • An overview of Taman Negara
  • When to visit Taman Negara
  • Why you should visit Taman Negara
  • How to get there
  • What to do in Taman Negara
  • Where to stay for a great visit

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Exploring The Jungle Heart Of Malaysia In Taman Negara

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Note that we have stopped offering our own tours in Taman Negara.

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Next episode, I talk all about day trips you can do from Kuala Lumpur. So if you are planning your trip and wondering what you can do different from Kuala Lumpur, like visiting Taman Negara, make sure you listen to it here!

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.