KENONG RIMBA NP
PAGE - PENINSULA
KRNP covering area of about 121 sq. kilometers is situated
in the Kenong valley, southwest of Taman Negara. This
scenic valley is home to many mountain streams and Batek
aboriginal tribe, abundant with exotic and unique species of
flora and fauna.
The natural surroundings inspires numerous of folklore such
as mango tree which bears deliciously luscious fruits.
Visitors may eat as much as desired but may not take home
even a single fruit lest be blighted with a curse. Folklore
aside, the park offers great adventure such as exploring
limestone caves and river swimming, camping and jungle
Flora and Fauna
This tropical rainforest is reserved for specific purpose of
fauna and flora research and opens to everyone. Speaking of
tropical rainforest, humidity and confusion of the thick
forest comes to our mind. Of course, important inhabitants
of giant trees, lush green foliage, tigers, elephants, lots
of wilderness and dangerous animals. Besides, it is home to
long list of unique and interesting species. Just to list a
few, there are flying lizards, insect-eating plants(pitcher
plant), the rafflesia, swooping squirrels, timid mousedeers,
dung beetles, lantern bugs, bats, the slow loris', a variety
of birds and primates.
Some of the more special plants live are the tallest tree in
the tropical rain forest, Tualang (Koompasia excelsa),
gigantic ficus tree ‘pokok ara’, water lilies in pink and
white colour floating on the still green waters and
beautiful varieties of wild orchids clinging on the bigger
For birdwatchers, dove (Chalcophaps indica), merbah red eye
“Pycnonothus Prunneus” and Copsycus malabaricus,prized for
their singing ability can be spotted here. Mammals such as
the prickly porcupine, the deer (Tragulus javanicas) "pelanduk",
Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) or "tenuk" and elephants (Elephas
maximus) also can be found.
Attraction and interest
This reserve park is basic facilitated and visitors can
truly sink into a bit of roughing out at the campsites. From
the visitors’ feedback, there seems to be a unified
appreciation for the raw, no-frills experience. One can
literally feel the pulse of the jungle; the complexity of an
intricate ecosystem, everything that lives and dies in the
realm of the rainforest jungle.
There are a complex network of caves with its own unique
geological formation and fascinating legend. The caves have
all the necessary qualities – dark, damp and narrow
passages, cave inhabitants, tough jungle trail and wall
climbing. Experienced guides will make the trip much more
interesting with their rich story of information and local
folklore. Trekking varies from 2 to 6 days durations.
There are number of caves scattered along the way to the
first camp at the base of Gunung Kesong. The first few
caves, namely Gua Batu Tangga and Gua Batu Talahup are
easily assessable. These notable caves have rock formation
bears an uncanny resemblance to a flight of stairs.
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