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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

#7 of 21 things to do in Taiping Features Animals
Taiping 34650, Malaysia
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Take a trip with Damia Boat Service!

We got a taxi from Taiping to the Forest for 25 RM. We did the boardwalk, which costs 15 RM, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joachim L
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World's longest managed mangrove forest

If you want to see how nature can be merged with local people's livelihood this forest managed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilyas2010
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Brussels, Belgium
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Kuala Sepetang Eco Track operates in Matang Mangrove Forest which boasts 28 true mangrove species and 13 associate species, 19 mammals, 155 species of birds, 112 species of fishes, 3 species of stingrays, 50 species of crabs, 3 species of firefly and 20 species of prawns. Lucky visitors have also spotted the Chinese White Dolphin swimming along the river-mouths.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a taxi from Taiping to the Forest for 25 RM. We did the boardwalk, which costs 15 RM, but there was not so much to see. The trees were beautiful though and the shade was welcome! At the end of the boardwalk, our...More

2  Thank Joachim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see how nature can be merged with local people's livelihood this forest managed since 1902 is worth a visit. If you like winged animals you definitely should go on the firefly tour or go bird watching.

Thank Ilyas2010
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The forest is well preserved and there are many things that you can learn. Best to visit the forest before taking the boat to see the fishing village and eagles

Thank Ariel S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well, it's a mangrove forest, so take plenty of mosquito repellent and be prepared that the monkeys will have had their muddy paws all over your car before you return to it. But if you love nature, this is a treat. The forest itself is...More

2  Thank pianoman_ajl
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

When I heard that there are tours to see eagles, I asked a friend, who is a local, to hire a boat to see the eagle feeding. We had a boat all to ourselves (3 of us). It was such a treat to see the...More

1  Thank Margalit K
Reviewed 22 January 2017

You can reach the forest reserve by bus 77 from Taiping bus station. (Schedule can be get from bus station/tourist info at clock tower.) The visit was quite expensive in Malaysian standard (but of course not of western standards) - 15 ringgit per person for...More

1  Thank HelsinkiBunny
Khairul S, Public Relations Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

The Matang Forest was designated as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906, and it has been intensively managed by the Forestry Department since 1908. Approximately 80 percent of the area is managed through a sustainable-yield production system, with a 30-year rotation cycle to produce charcoal...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Matang Mangrove forest is 10km from Taiping .well taken care by the forest deparment with basic facility safety measures ,trained guides as well skilled boatman to take the visitors to the mangrove forest as well river cruise aroung Kuala sepetang ,kuala gula and kuala selinsing...More

2  Thank pvsubramaniam
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We can have know how about the mangrove forest. It takes around 20-30min to walk arounf the forest. Fresh air brezzing, cool and nice surrounding.

Thank pawaiwei
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee: RM2 per car, RM5 per adults in the car; RM2 for each child. The lady at the entrance will provide you with a small passport book to each child, and it contains a map and also the stations where your kids can stamp...More

3  Thank RowdyMonster
Khairul S, Public Relations Manager at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

The Matang Forest was designated as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906, and it has been intensively managed by the Forestry Department since 1908. Approximately 80 percent of the area is managed through a sustainable-yield production system, with a 30-year rotation cycle to produce charcoal...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

As the name suggested, this is the mangrove forest filled with thousand of rare mangrove trees. Boats are available for cruising and the main attraction here is the eagle feeding. Along the river one will come across of fishermen villages which is a feast for...More

1  Thank sargunarao
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taltalvong
2 November 2016|
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Response from Khairul S | Property representative |
Hi there, I would like to welcome you to Malaysia. Our state Perak is holding Visit Perak Year 2017 and we welcome you. From KL you can get train directly to Taiping. Stay overnight at Sojourn Beds % Cafe Please contact me... More
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lumsaufoong
24 July 2015|
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Best time for firefly is just after dunset, dark night on during new moon
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