‘Kuala Lumpur – Taman Negara’ Road Trip

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Expect a 3.5-hour drive that includes a few of Malaysia’s popular tourist destinations along the journey! Make a slight detour to visit the famous Batu Caves once you’ve left Kuala Lumpur. The Batu Caves is a limestone hill thought to be over 400 million years old, home to a series of caves and a Hindu temple that is of great religious significance to the Hindus in Malaysia.

Taman Negara was established in the Titiwangsa Mountains, Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park.It was renamed to Taman Negara after independence, which means “national park” in Malay. Taman Negara has a total area of 4,343 km2 and has a reputation as the world’s oldest deciduous rainforest, estimated to be more than 130 million years old.

Taman Negara is home to some rare mammals, such as the Malayan tiger, crab-eating macaque, Malayan gaur (seladang) and Indian elephant. As well as birds such as the great argus, red junglefowl, and the rare Malayan peacock-pheasant are still found here in some numbers.

Distance travelled: Approx. 307 km

This article was originally published in a Mariefranceasia Post:

http://www.mariefranceasia.com/travel/destination-accomplished/asia/road-trip-malaysia-220754.html#item=4

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