Malaysia – Getting to know Taman Negara

Taman Negara is one of the oldest rainforests in the world – more ancient than both the Amazon and the Congo. Its primary forest is a haven for endangered species such as the Asian elephant, rhinoceros, clouded leopard and tiger to name a few, although you are more likely to see some of the 350 species of bird, a wide variety of primates, lizards, snakes, and the perhaps the odd leech.

What to do in Taman Negara

Explore the rainforest on a river cruise or jungle trek

The canopy walk is a must-see, offering a fantastic close-up view of the rainforest sprawling out below

Get comfy in an observation hide – another great way to spy on animals in their natural habitats

Visit an Orang Asli village, where you can meet aboriginal tribesmen and witness some of the traditional activities that these hunter gatherers still practise today

Malaysia’s first National Park

Taman Negara was the first officially protected area in Malaysia, and was originally named King George V National Park. Designated in 1938 (during King George’s Silver Jubilee) by the Sultans of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu, it was created to preserve the land’s wildlife and indigenous populations. The park was renamed Taman Negara when Malaysia became independent from the British Empire in 1957.

The word ‘taman’ means both ‘park’ and ‘garden’ in Malay, while ‘negara’ means ‘nations’. Together they translate as ‘National Park’, although ‘garden of nations’ would be equally fitting for such a significant habita

Speak to someone who's been there

meet
Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our travel experts

MAP VIEW
LIST VIEW

Kanazawa

Perhentian Islands

Redang Island

Kuala Terengganu

Malacca

Kuala Lumpur

Pangkor Islands

Cameron Highlands

Penang

Langkawi

Photos of Taman Negara


Discover Asia with our multi-day cycling adventures, suitable for riders of any skill level. Count on our quality bikes, knowledgeable guides, and excellent support for an incredible experience.

Tailor-made design

Create cherished memories that will last a lifetime through our exceptional and inspiring travel experiences.

True experiences

Embark on an enriching journey to explore the world, where every sight, sound, and encounter offers valuable insights and learning opportunities.

Connect people

Reconnect with nature, engage with diverse cultures, and rejuvenate your senses through immersive travel experiences.

Connect with a certified specialist to begin planning your trip.

Feel free to call one of our experts or schedule a video appointment for personalized ideas and advice.

  • Give us a call: +1 (315 ) 998 1998
  • Send an email: info@amazingbiketours.com

Make an Inquiry

    • Matt
    • Asia Specialist
    • Laura
    • Asia Specialist and New Zealand Specialist
    • Emily
    • Thailand and Asia Specialist

Get the latest from Amazing Bike Tours: Sign up to our newsletter

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Give us a call: +1 (315 ) 998 1998

Send an email: info@amazingbiketours.com

Or fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch

Selected Value: 0

Add Text and Images to Your Form With Ease

To get started, replace this text with your own.