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NATIONAL PARKS

TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK

Kuala Koh - Kelantan

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TRACKING IN KUALA KOH

(Negeri Kelantan)

 

The entrance to the Kelantan side of Taman Negara was only opened in 1995. Although it is a slope-filled area with many bamboo species, the name Koh comes from the local Kelantanese name for a type of palm; known in standard Malay as Palma Daun Payung and is seen along the upper estuaries at 1,000m high. Kuala Koh is also a historic area where Mat Kilau, a Malay warrior who fought against British occupation, lived in and launched his resistance efforts. This entryway is said to have the best potential for wildlife sighting, maybe due to the denser undisturbed jungle.

 
 

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bird Watching

Some of the rarer dense jungle birds are among the over 200 species seen here. Experienced bird watchers have been known to spot more than 150 species within a few days.

 

Wildlife Photography

Again due to the dense unspoilt jungle and undulating terrain, this area may afford more opportunity as a photographer?s paradise. Explore the limitless possibilities with a variety of flora and fauna.

 

Bumbun (Observation Hides)

An overnight stay at the Bumbun Impian high hide, about 30 minutes hike from Kuala Koh, may reward you with views of the shy tropical wildlife visiting the salt licks nearby.

 

Fishing

There are some great fishing spots here. However, take note that in certain rivers fishing is prohibited, as these rivers are designated breeding grounds for local species of fish.

 

Orang Asli Aboriginal Settlement

Visit the friendly native inhabitants, the Batek and let them regale you with ancient jungle tales as they demonstrate their fascinating blow-pipe and fire-making skills.

 

Climb Gunung Tahan

The trail to Gunung Tahan from Kuala Koh offers all alternative route to the Kuala Tahan and Merapoh-Sungai Relau trails. The Kuala Koh trail is more challenging and rigorous, as climbers have to go through steep ridges. Guides are available.

 

Suspended Bridge, Canopy Walkway and the Ara Circle

Several interesting jungle trails are available. One of them is located across the river, where visitors make their way via a suspended bridge and on to a canopy walkway. A highlight not to be missed is an aged circle of giant ara (Ficus spp.) roots that you can walk in and under, giving a magical feel. There is also a newly-discovered rare Rafflesia trail.

 

Kayaking or Rafting

The crystal-clear rivers around Kuala Koh provide the perfect spots for kayaking, or bamboo rafting from Kuala Pertang to Kuala Koh. The flip takes about 2 hours.

 
 
 

PERMIT & LICENSE

 

Each visitor must obtain an entrance permit at RM1 per person. A fishing license costs RM10 while a camera license is RM5 per camera.

 
 
 

ACCOMMODATION

 

There are 6 chalets and a 74-bed hostel. Rates are RM30 for a chalet and RM5 per person for the hostel. Campers are charged RM1 each.

 
 
 

GETTING THERE

 

Visitors can either drive or take the public transport to Kuala Koh from Gua Musang in Kelantan. There is a road connecting this park entrance to the Gua Musang - Kuala Krai main road.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Department of Wildlife and National Parks Jajahan Gua Musang,

Wisma Persekutuan, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan.

 

 Tel / Fax: 609 912 2940

 
 
 
 

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Kuala Koh - Kelantan

TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK

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