Malaysia National Park

Malaysia National Park the popular natural attractions of Malaysia.  It took tourist from the shoreline of mangrove to the top of mountain.  The natural trees and forests cover almost three quarters of Malaysia land. 

Endau Rompin National Park - Courtesy by Tourism Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Visitors could enjoy the tour of adventures in Taman Negara National Park in Pahang in their visit such as boating through swirling rapids or between emerald green islands, fly-fishing for giant carp, bird-watching, mountain climbing, swimming in good-natured river waters, or camping among giant tropical trees.

There are more than eight hundred different species of trees in Malaysia’s forest.  Visitors can walk for hundreds of miles in Malaysia under a continuous canopy of green.

You would wonder at great quantity of plant, animal species, flowers, birds, ferns, and insects equaled by no other location in the entire world.  Rafflesia, the world largest flower can be found in Kinabalu National Park in Sabah.

Malaysia National Park also shelters the world rarest and most remarkable animals like the Sumatran Rhinoceros, the Clouded Leopard and Malaysian Tiger, the Sun Bear, the Monitor Lizard, and the Orang Utan, or "man of the forest," are just a few examples.

Malaysia's forests are also home to Southeast Asia's highest peak, as well as to the world's most extensive and capacious natural caverns can be found in Niah National Park and Gunung Mulu National Park (Mulu Caves) in State of Sarawak.

Juvenile Proboscis Monkey in Bako National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia

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The forest itself is one of the most ancient on the planet, far older than the equatorial forests of the Amazon or the Congo. It has for tens of thousands of years been the home of nomadic forest peoples, and ancient civilizations have flourished as well as disappeared in its vastness.

Archaeologists have only just begun their efforts here. Equally exciting discoveries are now being made by genetic biologists, who have begun searching the wealth of life in Malaysia's forests for new medicines with which to combat AIDS, cancer, and many other illnesses.

Malaysia's offshore islands are of legendary beauty. Pulau Langkawi and Pulau Tioman a part of the Endau-Rompin National Park have been sought-after havens of peace from the turbulent outside world, a tradition that is evidenced today by their international status as holiday destinations.

Malaysia has set aside many areas as parks and wildlife reserves in order to protect its valuable natural heritage.  Natural forest management, conservation of wildlife, birds and marine life, nature reserves have been established through a system of protected areas. Almost one and a half million hectares of conservation areas are protected by legislation.

Batek tribe of Orang Asli in Malaysia. Taman Negara national park, Pahang

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More than 50 per cent of Malaysia land is still under forest cover.  Several eco-system exist in the Malaysian forests ranging from lowland to sub-tropical mountain.  There are wetlands, desert scrub and limestone vegetation, amongst many others to check out.   With the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean lapping its shores, there is an immense variety of flora, fauna and marine life to be enjoyed by tourist while holiday in Malaysia.

Eco-tourism has become a major enterprise in the last decade and Malaysia’s natural attractions have been carefully developed by the government or Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. 

National parks in Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia:   Malayssia National Park are taken care by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Malaysia.  There are Endau Rompin National Park, which was gazetted in 1993, Gunung Ledang National Park which was gazetted in 2005, Islands of Mersing National Park, which was gazetted in 2003, Penang National Park, which was declared in 2003 and Taman Negara National Park, which was established in 1939.

State of Sarawak:  Parks which are taken care by the state governance of the Forest Department of Sarawak such as Bako National Park,Gunung Mulu National Park, Niah National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Similajau National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, Kubah National Park, Batang Ai National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, Tanjung Datu National Park, Talang Satang National Park, Bukit Tiban National Park, Maludam National Park, Rajang Mangroves National Park, Gunung Buda National Park, Pulong Tau National Park, Kuching Wetlands National Park

State of Sabah:  Malaysia National Park in Sabah are taken care by Sabah Parks. The National Parks such as Crocker Range Park, Kinabalu Park, Pulau Tiga Park, Tawau Hills Park, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Turtle Islands National Park.

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