Conquered the TreeTop Walk in MacRitchie Reservoir Park and itching to traverse through other tropical forest canopies? Well, look no further. Our overseas neighbour, Malaysia, is home to several awesome canopy walks. The next time you visit Malaysia, do make it a point to check out these suspended bridges – surrounded by lush greenery – for a scenic healthy hike.
From Penang National Park Canopy Walk, Sungai Sedim Canopy Walk to KL Forest Eco Park’s Canopy Walk, here are 7 Canopy Walks in Malaysia To Visit.
#1 DANUM VALLEY CANOPY WALK
Located in Sabah’s Danum Valley Conservation Area, Danum Valley Canopy Walk offers you the splendid opportunity to immerse yourself in the 130-million-year-old jungle’s splendour. The walkway is elevated at 26 metres at its tallest point and spans across 300 metres.
#2 KL FOREST ECO PARK
Fun fact: The capital of Malaysia is the world’s only metropolis with a natural rainforest right smack in its city centre. Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park boasts a newly erected treetop walk – standing at 15 metres – that is 200-metre long.
#3 MULU CANOPY SKYWALK
Mulu Canopy Skywalk is situated in UNESCO World Heritage Site Gunung Mulu National Park. Constructed 20 metres above the forest floor and spanning across 480 metres in length, Mulu Canopy Skywalk showcases picturesque aerial views. Embark on a journey through this suspension bridge and catch a glimpse of the Malaysian rainforest’s rich biodiversity.
#4 PENANG NATIONAL PARK CANOPY WALK
With an elevation of 15 metres above the ground floor and a length of approximately 250 metres, Penang National Park’s Canopy Walkway features a spectacular bird’s eye view of the forest and the cascading river below. Note that the skywalk will be closed in an event of bad weather or fallen trees.
#5 PORING CANOPY WALK
With a length of 175 metres, Poring Canopy Walk is the shortest bridge in this listicle. While it might be the shortest, it is one of Malaysia’s tallest walkways – it stands at 43 metres! Yes, it is taller than an eight-storey building. Do note that an admission fee (RM3 for locals, RM5 for foreigners) is required to enter this skywalk. Those with cameras have to pay an extra RM5.
#6 SUNGAI SEDIM CANOPY WALK
925-metre-long Sungai Sedim Canopy Walk is characterised by its metallic structure. The world’s longest rainforest canopy bridge is a hot spot amongst bird-watching hobbyists, where you are almost guaranteed to spot several different types of birds here. Highly recommended!
#7 TAMAN NEGARA CANOPY WALK
Perched 40 metres above ground level and stretching 530 metres, Taman Negara Canopy Walk can be reached by boat or via trekking. The sky bridge was initially built for research purposes but has since then opened its gate to the public. A stroll here will grant you panoramic views of the jungle’s flora and fauna.
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