"Ethnobotani Park, Gua Musang was developed as a research and recreation center for forests, focused on preserving the importance of forest products and related products, especially herbal products. It is located near the city of Gua Musang. It has become a popular place."
Taman Etnobotani – Gua Musang
The Etnobotani Park, Gua Musang was developed as a forestry research and recreational centre intended to preserve the
importance of forest and forest related products especially herbal products. It is located near the town of Gua Musang at Jalan Gua Musang – Kuala Lipis with an area of 35 hectares.
The main component of the Etnobotany Park is the herbal park, herbal gallery, incubator centres (8 units) for herbal-based SME entrepreneurs, leisure
activity facilities, chalets, mini animal parks and various support facilities. Among the activities available for visitors is a visit to the herbal plants cultivation areas, hiking,
camping, canopy walk and enjoying the beauty of caves.
Parts of the Etnobotany Park area are currently being utilised as youth training centres under the National Service Training Centre programme. The main
issue which has been identified grappling the Park is the lack of interests from the local community, visitors and tourists.
It is located about 3 km from the Gua Musang city centre at the Jalan Persekutuan Gua Musang – Kuala Lumpur (8). From the city,
500 meters ahead of Taman Wangi is where the Etnobotany Park is located.
There is no public bus service that operates there. Taxi services are readily available in two taxi stations – Bandar
Baru and Bandar Lama Gua Musang charging a fare of RM2.00.
The Etnobotany Park is famous for its herbal plants and
livestock centre for Cassowary and deer. Visitors have the opportunity to see the habitat of these species of birds and the
Rusa Timor species as well as the opportunity to learn on nutritional property of herbs for health purposes. Against the backdrop of limestone caves and tranquil surroundings, a number
of recreational activities are also offered such as rock climbing, camping, organising special activities such as family days, trainings and the like.
Basic facilities and equipment for activities, including accommodation facilities are also
available and now the Etnobotany Park has become the National Service Training Centre (NS) in addition to opening it for tourists.
• Free entry
• Operates from 9 am – 5 pm and closes on Friday
Special Activities (Family Day/Trainings)
• Requires permission from KESEDAR and early reservation
• A fee rate ranging from RM 1000.00 – RM 3000.00 (based on
number of participants and days)
• Most equipments can be obtained from the
Etnobotany Park (rental basis).
• Requires permission from KESEDAR
• Participants must bring their own equipment or they can
rent the equipment from the Etnobotany Park authority.
• Safety is of own responsibility
Regional Office KESEDAR:
Bandar Gua Musang
18300 Gua Musang
Kelantan Darul Naim Malaysia