Gunung Stong State Park
|| Dabong Forest Reseve,
18200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
||+609 748 2140
Gunung Stong, formerly known as Jelawang Jungle is now named as state park since 2005
and is one of the popular eco-tourism in Malaysia. It stands 1.442 metre tall and
house many wildlife and flora and fauna. Gunung Stong is located in Dabong, Kelantan.
Gunung Stong State Park is a forested area, surrounded by many mountain peaks at the
backdrop, including Gunung Ayam, Gunung Tera, Gunung Saji and ecetera. By now you would
have guessed, the word 'Gunung' means mountain in local language. It holds an area of
more than 20,000 hectares, surrounding mountain peaks, rivers and caves. With its
dense forest, it house a variety of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, nears
and a good variety of birds like hornbills. Unique flora and fauna, including the
world's largest flower, rafflesia can also be found. Apart from that, the Stong
Waterfalls is believed to be the highest waterfalls in Sourtheast Asia region,
standing about 495 meters above sea level. Gunung Stong State Park is truly the
place for adventures lover.
After a fruitful trek at the jungle and a refreshing bath at Jelawang Jungle, you can
drop by Kelantan town for some wholesome nasi kukus, the hot steaming white rice accompanied
by rich curry. To pull a night at Kelatan town, there are many Kelantan Hotel available,
such as Crown Garden Hotel and Renaissance Hotel which offers comfortable accommodation
with reasonable price.
Coming from Kuala Lumpur, you can take the North-South Highway and exist at Kuala Kangsar.
From there, follow Gerik and head on to East-West highway to Jeli. From there,
head towards Dabong.
At KL Sentra Station, board the express train to Kota Bahru, and it will
lead you through small towns including Dabong. Get off at Dabong and
cross Sungei Galas and head towards Jelawang, which is approximately 3km away