Perlis State Park (Taman Negeri Perlis)
|| Wang Kelian,
|| +604 976 5966
|| 08:00 hrs - 12:00 noon - Daily
| Admission Fee:
|| MYR2.00 (Adults)
Perlis State Park is located on the western border of Perlis, meeting the border of Thailand.
It is sitting on the longest continuous limestone hills in Malaysia, 36 km long called the
Nakawan Range. The park consists of two forest reserve area, Mata Ayer Forest Reserve and
Wang Mu Forest Reserve, measuring a total area of 5,000ha.
The park is surrounded with beautiful, thick lush forest, sheer cliff faces and extensive
cave system. The rich and extensive flora and fauna is now being protected and preserve
for its biological diversity. Currently it's believed to house more than 600 species
of flora, 70 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and 35 reptile species. The main
objective of the park is to protect, conserve, research, educate and recreation. It is
no surprise that the park is heavily trek by nature lover, be it the day or night trekking
along the Prince of Denmark and Rainforest trails. Due to its wide variety of bird
species around, there are also many bird lovers whom will camp in the park for a couple
of days, dedicating their time for bird watching.
Apart from the forestry and flora and fauna, limestone caves are the unique treasure
of Perlis. Recite within the park compound, Wang Burma Cave are amongst the most
explore cave. The whole exploration of the labyrinthine routes of Wang Burma Cave will
take about 3-4hours, with a lot to see, including the stalactites, bat, centipedes and
scorpions. The exploration gets more exciting when you have to squeeze through the
narrow muddy tunnels. You can send a night in one of the hotels in Perlis. Although
the hotels around are not luxury, but they are clean and comfortable, not forgetting
the quiet and serene surrounding.
Take the North-South Expressway to Alor Setar Utara exit, and follow through Kangar.
Then continue Route 7 towards Padang Besar. You will pass Timah-Tasoh on your left and
take a left turing to Gua Kelam. Head towards Kaki Bukit town. From here take Route R15
and head towards Kampung Wan Kelian. You will see the entrance of the
Park Visitor Center on your right.