Taman Negara

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Taman Negara
King George V National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Taman Negara Sungai Tembeling.JPG
View of Sungai Tembeling from atop the canopy walkway.
Map showing the location of Taman Negara
Map showing the location of Taman Negara
LocationMalaysia
Nearest cityKuala Tembeling
Coordinates4°42′N 102°28′E / 4.700°N 102.467°E / 4.700; 102.467Coordinates: 4°42′N 102°28′E / 4.700°N 102.467°E / 4.700; 102.467
Area4,343 km2 (1,677 sq mi)
Established1938/1939
Governing bodyDepartment of Wildlife and National Parks

Taman Negara is a national park in Malaysia. The park has been legally protected since the late 1930s. The size of the park is little under 4,500 kilometres square. It's one of the oldest deciduous rainforests (deciduous means the leaves fall off every year) in the world - nearly 130 million years old!

Activities close-by include a canopy walkway, a cave system and rapids. Tourists can also enjoy birdwatching, jungle trekking and views of the Tahan River.

The park covers three states called Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Some rare animals are found in this park, like Malayan tigers, Asian elephants and many kinds of birds.