Also known as Taman Negeri Bukit Panchor, this forest is located within a designated state park. Initially established in 1963, it provides for outdoor recreational activities as well as to promote public’s appreciation for forests and ecotourism.
What to Expect?
Opt also for camping out at its 8 hectare camping ground which comes with all the basic amenities and even a canteen if you have not brought camping meals. There are several recreational activities such as white water rafting, tubing and mangrove board walking that you can explore and get involved in.
Visitors can find ample space to camp at its designated 8 hectares camping ground that comes complete with basic amenities such as restrooms, barbeque pits even water and electricity supply. There is also a canteen for the convenience of visitors to obtain food and beverages. Being less prominent compared to the recreational forest of Bukit Mertajam means less crowd, more privacy and better enjoyment of the quiet, peaceful surrounding. Located within the forest are several caves opened to visitors, among more famous ones being Kelawar Cave and Tongkat Cave.
With the guide of a forest range, visitors can take a 90-minute hike to the caves and be enthralled by a menagerie of fauna along the way. Visitors can also visit Taman Wetlands, a mangrove forest. A guided tour of the mangrove forest is provided to impart knowledge on the ecology, importance and the variety of flora and fauna of the forest. Picnics can be set up along cooling streams that are perfect for dips.
Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest is one of the few places of interest that brings visitors closer to nature with the highly developed state of Penang.
The Park's Wetland expanse leads into the mangrove habitat where a boardwalk is provided for a guided tour. Guides here will impart knowledge on the ecology of the mangroves importance and uniqueness of the mangrove vegetation. Picnic can be held at the cool streams at the mangrove site where even you can go for a cool dip.
Bukit Panchor Forest Reserve, is an excellent birding site for bird lovers. Once the magnificient Argus Pheasant was found in abundance here. The Park was protected since 1963 as a Recreational Forest so that the general public has a recreational area while at the same time, learn to appreciate the forest better.
Bukit Panchor State Park, is a tract of protected forest in Nibong Tebal, Penang. It covers an area of 445 hectares and reaches a height of 416 meters. This is an excellent site for camping activities as there are many amenities fixed for campers such as restrooms, barbeque pits and even water and electricity supplies to the camp site. It is a great site for school groups going on an nature educational tours.
Located within the Park are several caves opened to visitors. Among the famous ones are the Kelawar or Bat Cave and the Tongkat Cave. There are good tour guides who will take you on a 90minute caving adventure. Be entralled by the abundance of fauna and flora along the way to the caves.
Yungyen Tan3 months ago
Interested in its trekking trail
If you follow the path road it will eventually leads you to an dead end.
And there is a jungle trail when your reach tree 007 turn to your right side
estifa syu5 months ago
A very nice place to visit with family and friends. Helps clear my mind after long week at work. Will definitely recommend this place to family and friends
fiqa aziz6 months ago
Love to spend time on weekend with my family. It is less crowded, the scenery is beautiful and relaxing.
Lina 877 months ago
Very calm, beautiful view and peaceful environment. I advise you to visit here, if you like greenery.
Forest Ang9 months ago
This Bukit Panchor state park was declared many years ago together with Pulau Jerejak state park. Too bad Pulau Jerejak state park was just being forgotten by the state government. Not much improvement since my last visit some 6 years ago. Today this state park border has been extensively developed for tourism by the Kedah state government and naming Bukit Panchor peak as Bukit Angin. An old heritage border stone marker between the British and Siamese kingdom can be seen about an hour hike from the car park.
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