Taman Negara National Park sits in the state of Pahang and has several claims to fame that mean that it continues to attract a steady stream of visitors. One such claim is that this is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the fact that the park features the longest rope walkway in the world. At 130 million years old, this is also thought to be the oldest rainforest in the world. All good reasons to stop off on your way around Malaysia.
The big draw here are the nature trails, some of which can turn out to be serious treks that span 100km round trip, although of course there are also more gentle hikes if you want to take it easy.
Taman Negara is full of wildlife and plant life that will thrill nature lovers and some parts of the part have labeled information to teach you about the region. Other activities that are popular here include boat rides down the river that runs through the park, as well as other water based fun and games like tubing.
Perhaps even more reason to come here if for a chance to visit the camp of the Orang Asli, an indigenous group said to be the first inhabitants of Malaysia (the name Orang Asli actually means Original People). The Orang Asli are given special permission to live in the park and save for a few updates do so as they have done for centuries, living off the land and hunting in the park. Visitors are allowed to enter some of their settlements where the Orang Asli will demonstrate traditional hunting techniques using blowpipes as well as explaining their history and culture to interested visitors.
Taman Negara is a unique place in Malaysia that allows you access to local settlements, primary rainforest, and look at the interior part of the country, so if you want to get back to nature then allow a good few days to explore all the areas that Taman Negara has to offer.