SEEING IT AS IT IS !
One of the oldest rainforest in the world, dating back over 130 million years, is right here in Malaysia and it can be found in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia where the much revered Royal Belum State Park is located. Indeed, Belum is in line to become one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism destinations
Within the state park you can do wonderful nature tours (mainly boat cruises) to spot wildlife like elephants, deer, wild boars, birds, insects and many tropical trees and plants. There are also quite a few endangered animal species that live within the state park; Malaysian tigers, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malaysian sunbear, tapirs and the white-handed gibbon. Chances on an encounter with these great animals are however very slim. It is said to be the only place inMalaysia where you are able to spot all species of the hornbills. Besides, this is also one of the places to visit if you want to ‘experience’ the rafflesia as there are three species of this enormous flower.
Within the Royal Belum State Park lies Lake Temenggor, the second largest lake in Peninsular Malaysia after Lake Kenyir. Lake Temenggor is, just like Lake Kenyir, a manmade lake used for water catchment. The lake has a variety of freshwater fish species including the Kelah, Toman, Sebarau, Tenggalan and Baung, which makes it the perfect destination for anglers. As it used to be a forest area, the place is full with small islands (actually peaks of mountains and hills) that can be visited. The main resorts are also located on these islands.
There’s much to see and do around Belum State Park. As many of the attractions are located along Lake Temenggor, you will often make use of a boat to venture out to these places. Among the attractions and activities are; numerous jungle trails and river cruises ,the Pulau Tujuh waterfalls (or any of the other beautiful waterfalls in the area), the Pulau Talikail Lookout Tower (amazing views), Temenggor Dam, the White Rocks (Batu Puteh), the search for the rafflesia, a visit to Kampung Chuweh (authentic Orang Asli village), trek to the salt licks (Sira Gajah) with the chance to spot wildlife.
There are quite a few decent resorts nearby Royal Belum State Park, the resorts are usually located at the shores of Lake Temenggoh. As most resorts are at a distance apart it is not easy to stay at one resort and eat at another resort, you are basicly limited to what the resort has to offer. Rule of thumb is that locals meals are of much better quality than western styled meals. One of the Most popular resorts around Royal Belum State Park is; Belum Rainforest Resort The great thing about the resort at Belum is that you can easily book a package deal that includes a 3D/2N or 4D/3N stay, breakfast and also all daily activities and tours.
Especially for adventure and nature lovers, Belum Rainforest Resort is your gateway to the outdoor life of astonishment and mesmerizing natural splendour.
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