Jerantut, Malaysia · 8 hotels available
A small town, located about 50km from Jeratut Pahang or about 240km from Kuala Lumpur. It’s the base for Malaysia National Park. It’s erected from the confluence of both Tahan and Tembeling rivers – thus the name, Kuala (confluence) Tahan. This is a small, quaint village that received travellers that are going to the national park. There are guesthouses, restaurants and shops selling (and renting) the equipment to help and ease the journeys into the lush green forest of the park.
A drive from Kuala Lumpur is one of the options to get to Kuala Tahan with the trip taking about three-and-half hours. There is also a bus service from Kuala Lumpur to Jerantut, Pahang and then, from there to Kuala Tahan via another bus. Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) also offers their service from Kuala Lumpur to Jerantut Pahang, if you prefer a train ride.
Being the base for the national park, it is the main attraction of Kuala Tahan. National Park was established at the Titiwangsa Mountain Range, in the year 1938/1939. It was known as the King George V National Park and when Malaysia got its independence, the name was changed to National Park. It covers an area of 4, 343km2 and also one of the oldest rainforests in the world, with an age, estimated to be around more than 130 million years.
The National Park envelopes three states in Malaysia, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, with the biggest, and the headquarter happened to be in Pahang. The park has been developed as an ecotourism destination in Malaysia. It has both abundant amount of floras and faunas in the park.
The park offers wide-range of activities such as birdwatching, jungle trekking and camping inside the tropical, dense rainforest and river view of the Tahan River. There’s also a canopy walk, starting in the Pahang-part of the National Park. Aside from that, visitors can go for an exploration into Gua Telinga (cave system) or if you prefer water-sport, there is a rapid called Lata Berkoh for you to enjoy.
Government-issued documents (such as identification card or passport), credit card or cash deposits are required before entering the national park and Mutiara Taman Negara hotel. Bring torchlights as the electricity is a bit unstable during the evening.
The only resort that is in the National Park, the Mutiara Taman Negara hotel has received many great reviews from its customers. Built in the lush greenery, surrounded by nature and located just beside the Tembeling River and the park headquarter, this resort is definitely the best choice for people to have a comfortable stay whilst enjoying their trip to the National Park.
With a price that is slightly expensive than what you normally found at a 3-stars hotel, Rm332 per chalet per night is worth it to spend on a splendid service and comfortable stay that you will receive at this resort. Other than standard hotel’s facilities, it also offers a safety deposit boxes for the customers to put all those important documents, money and such while you are exploring the park. It also has a shuttle service for the customers to enjoy with an extra charge.
Most customers that stayed there voted for their friendly and very helpful staffs, together with the great location as the great points of this resort. Do book, and tell them your preferences of the chalets (such as non-smoking chalets) before you arrived there as the chalets are pretty limited. All booked chalets are prepaid thus guaranteed the availability when you get there.