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Taman Negara National Park

Malaysia
03 - 20720336
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kelantan
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Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: The country's largest national park spans across the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

For your best chance at seeing wildlife, make sure you're on the trails early - by 9am things quieten down significantly. A boat ride along the Sungai Tahan is recommended. Also, consider staying overnight at one of the 'bumbuns' (hides). I'd pay the extra RM5 per bed to book the entire hide for myself to avoid noisy neighbours who might... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Highlights: 1. Canopy walkway 2. Up-river boat rides (i.e. Sungai Tahan) 3. Swimming at waterfalls, rapids and streams (i.e. Lata Berkoh) 4. Jungle trekking 5. Flora & fauna photography Negatives: 1. Noisy, inconsiderate tourists who come in droves and scare away everything. This is the jungle, not the mall. 2. Malaysian service industry is still very lacking so local guides... More

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milano
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I spent 3 days and 2 nights there: was really nice and amazing. the tropical trees in the rain forest, the insects seen in the walking tour by night, the experience of the "canopy walkway" at 45 meters high.. wow!.. the incredible view by the top of the hill, take the boat to enter in the park, visit th elocal... More

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Amagerbro, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a tourist trap. We had three nights here. The first night we went on a night tour - there were too many visitors, so we could not hear what the guide was saying. We were not walking in the jungle but on stairs/platforms 1 meter above the ground. We only saw three sticks and one spider – disappointing.... More

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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Fantastic jungle experience. Not for the masses. If you love jungle and nature, this is. Your dream destination

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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149 reviews 149 reviews
110 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

An excellent boat ride across the river to the park. Park ranger was very nice and spoke to me in Bahasa instead of English which was very nice for a change. The park itself is a great place but the walkways are made of plastic which is becoming brittle. As the walkway is suspended about 2 feet above the forest... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Mutiara Taman Negara is a great place to relax and is so close the forest. After viewing the video at night, I only knew Taman Negara is about 250 millions years old!! It is one of the oldest rainforest in the world!! I am so proud of Malaysia!! I stayed at the challet just behind the forest, we were so... More

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Portland, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I just did a self guided solo trip to Taman Negara and had a good experience. This review is going to be very long because I am going to include my entire experience (with transportation, lodging, food, exploration, etc). I found it hard to get such details on the internet, so figure I should go ahead and document it here.... More

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Farnham, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Enjoyed our visit despite the rain which were lucky to (mostly) avoid. You can do most of the guided walks here on a boardwalk but we strongly advise you skip the guide and do your own thing at least once. We got to the canopy walk an hour before the tour groups and had the entire walkway to ourselves for... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We travelled with NKS for the 'package' and where verry dissapointed!! To say the least. The package is way to expensive for the overall outcome. Drivers of NKS where ryding like David Hamilton which resulted in more unneeded waiting. On the way back we where tplaced in a minivan with empty fueldrums, so the windows has to be opened to... More

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