A wholesome journey of adventure and astounding nature awaits every visitor to this sanctuary, promising a breathtaking retreat for everyone who needs a break from the rush of the city.
Bordering the states of Johor and Pahang, this well-preserved verdant rainforest offers a peek into pristine lowland rainforests and splendid mountain waterfalls, presenting an awe-inspiring feast of fresh scenery. Covering a luxurious area of approximately 870 km2, this national park is also a crucial shelter for the country’s endangered species, such as the Malayan Tiger, Malayan Tapir, and the River Tristania.
Getting here is a bit of a hustle, as the main entries to the park are only accessible via 4WD vehicles. The road is a bit rugged and promises a bumpy roller-coaster ride, so hang on tight!
Adhering to its name, the two rivers of Endau and Rompin streaming across the national park will provide a refreshing experience to all visitors.
A serene and relaxing scenery of waterfalls intertwining with the beauty of raw and tender tropical trees will render an experience of a paradise-like escapade; a scenery that is significant to the national park. The first spectacular wonder here would be the Buaya Sangkut Waterfall: a majestic 120-metre tall waterfall featuring a shape of a crocodile in its rock formation. While the Upeh Guling Waterfall is known for its formation of holes in its rock, portraying a solid handiwork of swirling waters across the waterfall. The Blue Lake (Tasik Air Biru) will provide a quicker journey for those with limited time, providing an enchanting experience of an outrageously clear blue water.
A visit to Endau-Rompin National Park will also provide a peek of Malaysia’s native group, namely the Orang Asli. The many rivers and forests of the park are what the countless generations of the Jakun tribe called home. Immerse yourself into the history and folklore of this tribe and make sure to get a closer look at their glory as the hunter-gatherer of the forest!
As Malaysia is well-known for its monsoon season, travellers should plan their journey to Endau-Rompin National Park accordingly. The park may be inaccessible from November to March and will normally open from April to October.
WP Kuala Lumpur