Endau Rompin State Park
Endau Rompin, straddling the Pahang / Johor border - is the second National Park, after Taman Negara. It covers an area of approximately 80,000 hectares of rich and exotic flora and fauna, encompassing the watershed of the rivers Endau and Rompin, from which it derives its name. In other words, this place is huge.
The entry point to the park is an Orang Asli (Malaysian aborigines) village. Although the natives have been influenced by the modern world, they still practise a hunting and gathering lifestyle. They are also the custodians of fascinating myths and legends about the jungle that have been handed down from one generation to the next. But apart from exploring this spellbinding cultural aspect of the park, how can you get your hands dirty in this giant, timeless Garden of Eden? Easy. You can camp, hike, fish, canoe, shoot rapids, explore caves, climb mountains, bird watch and swim in this amazing national park.
The park is home to a vast range of species of birds, mammals, frogs, insects and exotic varieties of orchids, herbs, medicinal plants and trees. It seems that every time a scientific expedition returns from Endau - Rompin, they discover a new species!
In existence for over 130 million years, this rainforest holds rare flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else in the tropics. The most prominent of these unique species is the Sumatran Rhinoceros. Regular treks through the jungle will give adventurers sightings of leaf monkeys, long-tail macaques, white-handed gibbons, elephants, deer, tapirs and the occasional tiger and leopard. For adventure lovers and river trekkers, there are exhilarating rapids and fairly substantial waterfalls.
To protect the pristine environment, only limited areas of the park are open for ecotourism. Entry to the park requires a special permit from the Johor National Park Corporation. But the much easier option is to get the permits at the District Office, which is just next to the Police Department in Kuala Rompin before reaching the FELDA Selendang turnoff from
The park is closed during the rainy season (November to March). Please read the park regulations before you enter the park
Places Of Interest:
Padang Tujuh is an area of bonsai trees.
- Sungai Kinchin and Sungai Kemapan
Some of the best fishing spots in
can be found within the Endau Rompin area. The most popular sites are along the lower reaches of Sungai Kinchin and Sungai Kemapan. The best time for fishing is from the months of February to April and from June to August. Fish caught here are noticeably larger than those caught in rivers elsewhere in Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysia
- Mahkota Waterfalls
Mahkota Waterfalls, which is a cascading 50-meter fall is perfect spot for picnic.
Upih Guling Falls
Upih Guling derives its name from an Orang Asli legend. Upih, an Orang Asli, was about to go for a cockfight. As he was about to cross the river at one end of the waterfall, he saw his fiancée. He slipped upon turning and fell, or "guling" (roll in Malay Language), down the cascading slope and died at the foot of the falls.
Buaya Sangkut Falls
After a long and tiresome trek, one can heave a sigh of relief upon hearing the thunderous roar of the 40m high waterfall. One can take in the breathtaking sight of the calm, tranquil lake and fascinating rock formations.
, which is 25 meters high, is situated in the midst of the waterfall. Kelapa Gading Cave Kelapa Gading Cave
- Jungle Trekking
- Bird watching
- Cave Exploration
- Mountain Climbing
- Cave Exploration
- Night Hide Orang Asli (Aborigines) Settlement
- The Rapid Shooting
- Canoe / kayaking
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