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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Malaysia National Park Guide

Malaysia has many big reserved parks and islands that have been declared as national parks. This national park guide page will explore in greater details where one can go to experience the protected species of this tropical country. Malaysia's forest are among the oldest in the world and will continue to hold this record as many of them have been gazetted as National Parks. Many of the national parks have been established as early as the 21st century.

The country has a warm tropical climate with a temperature range of 16 °C in the highlands to 30 °C in the lowlands. The annual rainfall average is in the range of 200 cm. The abundance of sun and rain have enabled many greeneries to grow and enveloped the undisturbed parks of the country, only waiting to be explored by the curiousity of the human mind.

If you are fortunate, you will be able to see Rafflesia, the world's largest flower in Kinabalu Park. The Koompassia excelsa, the tallest tree in the world is also found here. For those who enjoy the sea, there are many national marine parks for you to enjoy the clear blue sea, corals, colorful fishes, turtles and other sea creatures. As with any national parks, fishing and littering are prohibited and one is required to pay a small fee that goes towards the conservation of the parks.

Come and discover Malaysia's rich natural heritage. Do come back to this national park guide page for more articles on the latest happenings in the various national parks in Malaysia.

Find some articles on the various national park guide below..

Bako National Park
See the unique rocky headlands with unique arches and seastacks coloured patterns, the proboscis monkeys, the 7 complete ecosystems and other wildlife in this oldest national park of Sarawak.


Kinabalu National Park
The Kinabalu National Park is located in Sabah, approximately an hour and a half drive from the city of Kota Kinabalu. Covering an area of 754 square kilometres, the highest mountain in South East Asia called Mount Kinabalu is located here. This granite mountain is 4093 metres above sea level and is the focal point of this park.


Poring Hot Spring
Poring Hot Springs is a must for any visitor who goes to Kinabalu Park. It is about half an hours drive from Kinabalu Park. You will pass the town of Kundasang and Ranau on your way here. The local Kadazan people call bamboo "Poring".


Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
If you are looking for a family holiday with your children, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Sabah is worth considering going. Located about 20 minutes away by speed boat from Kota Kinabalu, this marine park consists of five islands and coral reefs.


Redang Marine Park
Redang Marine Park which is located at the island of Pinang is just south of the main island. A popular beach for snorkelling and looking at the marine life here.

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