Walking the Canopy in the Taman Negara, Malaysia

I walked the longest Malaysian suspension bridge in the world, it’s 530 m. long and around 25 to 40 m. high. You can see the rich flora and fauna of the park and hear a lot of birds and other animals. I unfortunately didn’t see any animals. I did on the nightwalk the night before, we saw all kinds of insects and small animals.

Seen on the nightwalk

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We started walking the canopy in the morning. There are pieces canopy of 40 or 50 m. length. After that you will enter a tree, go around the tree and get on the other canopy to continue your walk. 

The canopy high in the jungle

It was great. You get some great views walkinmg the canopy. The part of the canopy where you walk on is around 30 cm wide, so that’s like two feet next to eachother. You could place your feet next to eachother but walking in a straight line will do a better job.

 

Starting point



Sometimes it begins to waggle because another person is also walking the same piece but that’s oke. It is strong enough to hold up to 4 persons. The only rule there was that there has to be at least 10 m. in between eachother.

 

The canopy is hanging between the trees. It is a strange but great feeling walking it. When you look down you realize you’re really high in the jungle and still it looks like your walking under those big trees.

The person behind me was scared as hell, he had a fear of hights but he did it! He can be very proud himself. When your scared of hights and walking this thing I think you can consider yourself cured 🙂
I gave him the tip to walk like me, in a straight line so the canopy wouldn’t waggle that much. He thanked me for the tip, it helped him a lot. But his friend, walking behind him, didn’t do that so he let it waggle a lot.
What a great view!
Now I realize I haven’t got any good pictures of the trees, the intersections where you can pause and really enjoy the view. And the wooden parts of the canopy. Above is the only picture where you can see a piece of that part.

Walking the canopy again after pausing at a tree

At some point the canopy went up a couple of metres and because a stairs is ofcourse easier for climbing they put in some stairs!
You can  see the canopy climbing 
The stairs

I also made a little film walking the canopy, was a bit hard to do because I wanted to see where I set my feet at the same time. So it is a bit shaky but you can see the view and hear the voices of the jungle 🙂

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