Kenong Rimba Park, Kuala Lipis

#28 of 65 in Outdoors in Pahang
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem

Kenong Rimba Park is locaed at the fringe of Taman Negara on its eastern and northern boundaries. This green precint covers a sprawling 128 square kilometres of Pahang's tropical rainforest. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this park - well known for being the one of the best wildlife reserves in Malaysia. Take a slow boat down the river, explore the jungle trails and seek out the myriad wonders of nature. Kenong Rimba Park is home to pockets of limestone caves, which have become the destination of spelunking enthusiasts. The crystal clear waters that flow through the park and high cascading waterfalls are exotic backdrops to a large array of flora and fauna


Heighten your senses as you traverse the forest and see if you can identify the myriad unique species of flora. Exotic and sometimes rare genuses of orchids cling and thrive on the mammoth trunks of trees like a big brother caring for a sibling - such is the complementary nature of life in the wilds. Spot the tallest recorded tree in the rainforest - the Tualang (Koompasia Malaccensis), which often reach to a height of 150 feet or more. Another giant of the forest is the ficus tree, which often times are found tingly-wrapped around other trees.


Many of Kenong's caves remain undiscovered and unexplored despite the numerous expeditions launched into the area over the years. It is such state of pristineness that makes spelunking in the area a very attractive proposition, given the fact that the interior of the cavers may change from time to time due to the ravages of weather.


The rugged terrain in and around the Kenong area has opened up opportunities for newer persuits, including a 4-wheel drive challenge, motor cross, cub cross and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) endurance tests.


There are several beautiful jungle trails within the park. Here, nature lovers are able to appreciate the natural beauty of the park, endowed with vast treasures of exotic flora and fauna. From Merapoh, it is another way to reach Gunung Tahan


The profusion of caves and subterranean rocky formations make caving (or spelunking) a popular activity around these parts. Barring the fragility of age, all you need is enthusiasm and a spirit of adventure. Climbing the Kesong Valley range will uncover more interesting caves. Some notable caves in the park include Batu Tangga Caves, Batu tangkup Cave and Batu Telahup Cave. You can also drift down the Kenong River by a dugout canoe to enjoy the refreshing riverscape.


Depending on the type of caves you pick to visit, some are relatively easy to tackle, while others may require you to master the art of body contortion ! The darkness of the caverns needs to be suitably lighted up, so always bring along reliable backup torch lights and extra batteries
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  • The Kenong Rimda park itself is absolutely worth a visit. Me and a friend arrived Kuala Lipis around lunch time; leaving early morning the next day. Consequently, we were unable to join the standard.....  more »
  • The place is beautiful..and its great..An experience full of ecstatic adventure, revealing constant amazing moments. Thumbs up for Tuah Travel & Tours and our guide Adam- highly...  more »
  • Superb nature getaway
  • Kenong Rimba Park covers an area of 128 sq kms and borders with Taman Negara. Some of the activities available for visitors to the park are caving, jungle walks, mountain climbing, swimming and fishing.

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