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Royal Belum State Park - Some Fact

The Royal Belum State Park is a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia. It is part of the even bigger Belum-Temengor Forest Complex (BTFC) that is shared with Thailand. Together with Taman Negara National Park it is one of the oldest rainforest in world, dating back over 130 million years. Belum is a state park and not an official National Park. This means that local government is allowed to use the area for production forest and it is open for future development. There are efforts to get the government to gazette Belum as a national park, though up till now only a part of the huge forest is conserved and protected as state park. Belum has the potential to become one of Malaysia's premier eco-tourism destinations, if managed well.

Belum – Temengor adalah salah satu hutan yang terbesar di Semenanjung Malaysia. Secara khusus, ia terletak di negeri Malaysia Perak dan bersempadan dengan Selatan Thailand. Belum-Temengor dibahagikan kepada dua bahagian iaitu Belum dan Temengor.

Belum – Temengor dipercayai telah wujud selama lebih 130 juta tahun menjadikannya salah satu hutan hujan tertua di dunia, lebih tua daripada Amazon dan Congo yang meliputi 15,200 Hektar yang dipenuhi dengan beratus-ratus pulau-pulau dan bermacam-macam jenis hidupan liar.

Selain itu Hutan Belum juga didiami orang asal dari suku Jahai. Terdapat dua kampung yang dikenal pasti iaitu Kampung Sungai Tiang dan Kampung Aman Damai.

keindahan belum temengor

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Zulkifli Mat Nasir

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