ENDAU-ROMPIN STATE PARK (Kuala Rompin)
Some of the most famous and visually spectacular tourist attractions are found in Pahang. Among them is the Endau-Rompin State Park, one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests. This ancient tropical rainforest has remained undisturbed in its original state through the years.
There Endau-Rompin boasts of some of the most exotic species of tropical plant and animal life. The Park is one of the last remaining lowland forests in Malaysia and it is spread over a generous 80,000 hectares of virgin jungle straddling the state of Pahang and Johor. Visitors will find exploring the numerous jungle trails and limestone caves as well as climbing Gunung Tahan, the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, an exhilarating promotions.
How To Get There
It is best to contact your travel agent for guided tours of Endau-Rompin, as the area is largely underdeveloped and infrastructure is minimal. Entry permits from District Office of Kuala Rompin are a must and visitors will have to provide two passport sized photographs and a photocopy of their identity card or passport.
By Road : The journey take approximately 3 – 4 hours form Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan via private or public transport (e.g. taxi, bus, rented cars).
By Air : A 45 minute flight is available form Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, thereafter road transport to the park.
List of interesting places around Endau-Rompin State Park.
Padang Tujuh is an area of bonsai trees.
Sungai Kinchin and Sungai Kemapan
Some of the best fishing spots in Malaysia 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.
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.
Kelapa Gading Cave
Kelapa Gading Cave, which is 25 meters high, is situated in the midst of the waterfall.
Things To Do
Endau Rompin Exploration