Kuala Tahan is a Malaysian village located at between Tahan and Tembiling Rivers in the state of Pahang. The word Kuala means "confluence" in Malay, and the Tahan is a tributary of the Tembiling River. This is the entry point to Taman Negara and can be reached either by boat from Kuala Tembeling. It is located about 185 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur by road. There are several amenities in Kuala Tahan such as river crossing jetty, floating restaurants, tourist information centre, groceries shops, public toilet, small government clinic, bus stop and car park. Kuala Tahan also serves as a base camp where most of the tourists stay while they are in Taman Negara. There are several accommodations at Kuala Tahan which serve as Taman Negara's base camps such as hostel, dormitory, guesthouse, chalet and resort. The Mutiara Taman Negara Resort is the only resort within Taman Negara National Park while other hotels and resorts are located within Kuala Tahan village area including; Persona Resort, Rainforest Resort, Woodland Resort, Park Lodge (a bit far from the Taman Negara entrance), Durian Chalet, Teresek View Village, Liana Hostel, Agoh Chalet and Travelers Home.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, you can take a taxi or drive to Kuala Tahan for 3 hours and 30 minutes by using E8 and Route 98 to Jalan Jerantut- Kuala Tahan.
Taman Negara National Park is the first and the oldest official Protected Area in the country, originally named King George V National Park. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957 and was declared in 1938 by the Sultans of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu (during King George's Silver Jubilee). It acts to preserve the land's nature in perpetuity and the most popular activities at Taman Negara are river cruises and jungle trekking. The canopy walk is also a must-see, offering a fantastic close-up view of activity in the rainforest canopy. Besides that, there are also activities such as climbing the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, caving, fishing, camping, observing wildlife, and visitors can start the tour from 4 pick-up points which are Kuala Lumpur, Jerantut, Kuala Tahan and Sungai Relau.
Overlooking the Tembeling and Tahan Rivers, the hotel is just a five-minute drive from Kuala Tahan and three hours from Kuala Lumpur. Fitted with tiled or wooden flooring, rooms and chalets are made of natural timbre and come with living and dining areas and a kitchenette. The 3-star hotel provides guests with an endless amount of activities such as swimming in Lata Berkoh, boat rides, cave exploration, jungle treks, and visiting the night market of the local settlements. Both nature lovers and thrill seekers will enjoy the fascinating sights, sounds, and smells of the surrounding hotel grounds and this resort is only 9- minute walk from the beach. Seri Mutiara Restaurant serves a buffet spread of Malaysian delicacies and international favourites. Other dining options include light snacks and refreshing beverages at Cricket Bar.
Holiday View Inn Taman Negara has rooms furnished with top-class amenities with private bathrooms. It is surrounded by natural greenery and occupies a peaceful spot in the rainforest and offers fishing and hiking activities. Besides that, Holiday View Inn Taman Negara is a 15-minute boat ride from Kuala Tahan Jetty. From the jetty, it is a 20-minute drive to the nearest town, Jerantut. This famous hotel is located in Taman Negara, Pahang and is a popular choice for travellers and with its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Guests of the hotel also can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, family room and free parking on site as well as restaurants that serve local and international cuisines.