Covering over 4,343 sq. km² of virgin jungle in Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, Taman Negara is the world’s oldest rainforest at over 130 million years old.
Whether it's jungle-trekking, canopy walk, wildlife-watching, fishing, rapid shooting, climbing, caving, river cruising or swimming, Taman Negara is the place to go for eco-adventures. Feel on top of the world with the longest canopy walk, lofted 40 metres above the forest ground. Defy the odds by climbing Gunung Tahan, Peninsular Malaysia’s highest peak. Visit the aborigines in their settlements and witness how they have adapted perfectly to life in the forest. Feast your eyes on the colourful birds, glittering insects, nocturnal animals and other rare wildlife from the Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan tiger, red junglefowl, Great Argus and the Malayan peacock-pheasant. Take a leisurely river cruise and capture nature’s best along the way. Explore primeval caves or just relax and dip in cool cascading waterfalls.
Taman Negara is the first and the oldest official protected area in the country, originally named King George V National Park and was gazetted to preserve the land's indigenous nature in perpetuity. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957.