Most people think that the Amazon in Latin America is the oldest rainforest in the world but investigators have proven that this isn’t the case. The oldest rainforest in the world is actually based in Malaysia. Taman Negara actually means ‘national park’ in the local language. Luckily the rainforest hadn’t had to interfere with deforestation yet and remains in its original state. Taman Negara is 4343 km² and takes about four hours from Kuala Lumpur to reach.
If you want a real jungle experience, definitely check out Taman Negara in Malaysia. There are actually a lot of activities you could undertake in this national park. If you like fishing you probably won’t be disappointed since the rivers are full of fish. Of course you can also just float on the rivers and enjoy the best nature has to offer. Others prefer to explore this amazing rainforest by foot during long hikes. The most impressive attraction of them all would be the canopy walk. The canopy walk is an enormous gangway 45 meters above the ground. The one in Taman Negara is around 500 meters long and therewith one of the longest in the world.
Taman Negara is well known for its wildlife preservation but because the park is so large the change on spotting wild animals is fairly small. A monkey hanging on a branch or some beautiful colored birds are likely to encounter. You need a lot of luck will you be able to shoot a picture of a wild cats, rhino or some tigers. Nevertheless the park also has an amazing flora with different kind of plants.
For visitors of the park I suggest to pack some mosquito spray and long socks for the bloodsuckers. Leave your heavy bag at the hotel during hiking trips and drink enough water. It’s also good to know that a lot of accommodations in Taman Negara don’t have Wifi yet so be sure to contact your internet service provider if you want unlimited isp in this area. Naturally there are people who can’t go anywhere without having Internet from a Malaysian internet service provider. In my opinion you really don’t need Internet seen the place is absolutely incredible. Humans haven’t left their footprint in this area yet so try keep it that way.