Monday, February 25, 2013

Top 5 rainforests of Malaysia

There are countries that have a rich biodiversity and then there’s Malaysia. The country has a stunning array of rainforests that impress the visitor. Here are 5 rainforests you want to go when you are going to Malaysia.
1.       Taman Negara
The oldest rainforest in the world, Taman Negara boasts of plant life that has flourished for over 20,000 years. This rainforest also has opportunities to canoe, explore caves, fish, camp and swim. Plus, it also has another feather in its cap – the world’s longest canopy walkway.

2.       Kenong Rimba Park
Walking through this pristine tropical lowland forest is an experience in itself. You can discover limestone caves, enjoy a quick shower under a waterfall, trek, camp and even rock climb. The clear waters and vibrant fauna means you have plenty to explore while you are here.

3.       Penang National Park
It’s a whole new world out there at the Penang National Park. This mixed tropical rainforest has well marked trails, a turtle sanctuary , campsites with good facilities and opportunities to spot some rare species of flora and fauna. There’s also a meromicitc lake here which forms when two bodies of water do not mix. Don’t miss this!

4.       Endau-Rompin National Park
If they were to make an ad about rainforests, this is where they would shoot it. The Endau-Rompin National Park is endowed with a scenic landscape peppered with lowland forests, steep ridges and sandstone plateaus. All this is nestled amidst the sounds of the animals and cascading waterfalls. Surely, this is paradise on earth.

5.       Loagan Bunut National Park
A virgin rainforest, Loagan Bunut National Park’s beauty is untouched by commercial and human activities. A quiet area, this rainforest is home to the local Berawan people and a host of exotic bird species. There’s also animal life to explore here. Head here for some quiet time.

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