Taman Negara, Pahang

To visit Taman Negara is to step back in time and experience the land as it was before civilisation came along and replaced primeval jungle with endless rubber trees and palm-oil plantations. Inside this shadowy, nigh-impenetrable jungle, ancient trees with gargantuan buttressed root systems dwarf luminescent fungi, orchids, and rare and beautiful flora. Making their home within are elephants, tigers and leopards, as well as smaller wonders such as flying squirrels, lizards, monkeys, deer, tapirs and serpents of all sorts.