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Taman Negara established in 1939 and covering three Peninsular States of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, is Malaysia's premier park and the largest in the country. It covers a total area of about 4,343 sq. km. of primary tropical rainforest estimated to be more than 130 million years old. The park was formerly known as King George V National Park to commemorate the silver jubilee of the British monarch but after Independence in 1957, the name was changed to Taman Negara. Taman Negara Pahang, which forms the largest part of the park, covers an area of 2,477 sq. km (57%), followed by Taman Negara Kelantan with 1,013 sq. km (24%) and Taman Negara Terengganu with 853 sq. km (19%).

There are three principle legislations governing Taman Negara with separate legislation covering the states in which the park is located. The legislations are the Taman Negara Enactment (Pahang) No. 2 of 1939, Taman Negara Enactment (Kelantan) No. 14 of 1938 and Taman Negara Enactment (Terengganu) No. 6 of 1939. The park is under the authority of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment and administration by the Park Superintendent who comes under the supervision of the Director General Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

The objective of establishing and protecting Taman Negara is clearly stated under Section 3(1), Taman Negara Enactment;

' The Park is hereby dedicated, set aside and reserved in perpetuity in trust for the purpose of the propagation, protection and preservation of the indigenous flora and fauna of Malaysia, and the preservation of objects and places of aesthetic, historical of scientific interest'

There are four entry points to get to the park;

Kuala Tahan, Jerantut - Pahang

Sungai Relau, Merapoh - Pahang

Tanjung Mentong, Kuala Berang - Terengganu

Kuala Koh, Gua Musang - Kelantan
Is about 290 km from Kuala Lumpur and 185 km from Kota Bharu. The journey from Gua Musang takes about 1 ½ hours. The park entrance is at Aring Junction on the Gua Musang to Kota Bharu road. From here, the journey is 45 km with paved road. The road passes through Felda oil palm estates.

License, Permit & Fee:

Entry Permit - RM 1.00 / person

Camera License - RM 5.00 / unit

Fishing License - RM 10.00 / unit

Camping Fee - RM 1.00 / person / day

Department of Wildlife and National Parks,

Km 10, Jalan Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603-90752872
Fax: 603-90752873


Jungle Trekking
Canopy Walkway
Boating / River Safari
Rubber Tubing
Night Jungle Walk
Night Safari
Visit Orang Asli Settlement

6 Chalets, 72 beds dormitories & camping ground are available and a small cafe serves local foods at reasonable price.


D'Keloh café offers variety of local and international delicacies at reasonable prices.