Sunday, March 09, 2014
Located near Terengganu’s western border with Taman Negara, this forest reserve is popular with nature lovers for its terrain and wealth of wildlife and plant species. Jungle trails follow meandering streams to intermittent waterfalls and occasional crystal-clear swimming pools. Here stands the world’s oldest and largest Chengal tree (Neobalanocarpus heimii). Chengal timber is a type of hardwood used as building materials in wooden boats and traditional houses and is well known for its remarkable quality and durability. The Malaysian Book of Records estimates the tree, with a diameter of 16.75 metres at the base and a staggering height of 65 metres, to be 1,300 years old. A highly exciting destination for nature lovers and the adventurous, Pasir Raja is blessed with clean, fresh air, countless wildlife, magnificent flora and fauna, numerous winding streams, rapids and a waterfall. It is a perfect setting for jungle trekking, swimming and relaxing.
Pre arranged tours by local travel agents with experienced nature guide should be an exciting and entertaining. Adventurous free and easy travellers should find trip to this forest reserve interesting. Take the scenic route to Kampung Pasir Raja from Pekan Ajil, towards Bandar Al Muktafi Billah Shah.
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