Le' Manah Retreat
Travel Blogs from Janda Baik
... reach over 40m high in places, but it was hard to feel that high as there were still trees towering above us. We were only on the walk for maybe 15 minutes as we made our way slowly along and then it abruptly ended - just as it was about to go up even higher and to where it looked more spectacular it had been closed for maintenance. Slightly annoyed by this I guess, and the thunder we could hear we seemed to both think the same. There really was nothing to do back in the ...
... couple of kilometres, closest to the park entrance, is only accessible via a raised walkway. I can see why it's there, given the droves of tourists that come here, as the track needs some protection and there are some obvious areas that are benefiting from being untrodden.
I can recommend a visit to Taman Negara for families with children. It's remote enough but easy to escape back to the comfort of your hotel if needed, especially if ...
... our stress. As we were in the brink of giving up and taking the risk of entering the jammed up town for more options, Sheelan spotted a hote, Hotel Orkid which was situated on the far end of the street.
To our relieve, there were rooms available in this hotel and without any further delay we booked a room and started unloading the car with the necessary items required for our stay. As we entered the hotel room, my face dropped as ...
... town. Our 2007 LP guide said route 9A is an easy option, but obviously a lot can change in six years as we had to slash away overgrown shrubs and clamber through fallen trees on steep slopes. It was worth it to see the chocolate mud river at Robinson Falls, though, and was good exercise! We ended up in the next village and visited the honeytastic bee farm there before catching a minibus back to the start to enjoy a well-earned cream tea. The next stop on the tourist line is Taman ...
... quite a few people. We seemed to have lost our fear of leeches on the way back and began to relax. We spotted a big monitor lizard, which looks like a smaller komodo dragon, we saw a lot of pretty butterflies and we spotted a couple of squirrels or chipmunks. After our walk, we were going to the boat to go back to the town and we saw a cute small green snake on the steps. It looked harmless, but luckily we didn't get very close to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting