Sights of Tioman island, what to see

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On Tioman island, you will find temples and mosques, historical monuments and museums. Not even here a tourist amusement-type parks or cable cars. Of course, you can find some water fun on the beaches, but the most interesting on the island you will find under water or in the depths of the island: the main attractions of Tioman island are its rich flora and fauna, natural scenery and underwater beauty.

Tioman island is part of the natural Park (nature reserve) of Pahang, and its nature is very carefully guarded. Here is home to some very rare species of animals, including a Panda bear, long-tailed macaque, black giant squirrel, red flying squirrel, mouse deer and many others, which you can see in their natural habitat and in close proximity.

Travel and transport around the island is difficult due to the lack of roads, therefore, to explore the sights on the ground of the island have to be forces for Hiking. To make trekking Hiking you can own, and can join a group or hire a private guide. If you are the most experienced tracker, we recommend you to refrain from independent campaigns, or at least to use light and tested routes.

Attractions on land:

Водопад Мукут на Тиомане Mukut Waterfall

Even beginners are capable of tracking the route to the village of Juara (Juara), where there are pristine deserted beaches and turtle conservation. A dirt road begins in the village of Tekek and runs through the whole island from West coast to the East, where he is Juara. To overcome this route, you can enjoy the trip by jeep was also very interesting. If you do decide to walk, make him at least a whole day. Depending on the degree of preparedness of the way in one direction it can take up to 4 hours and the route is 7 kilometers.

In the South of the village of Juara is a hatchery for sea turtles (Juara Turtle Project), designed to preserve their endangered populations. Here you can not only look at these reptiles, but if you wish to stay here for 100 ringgit per room.

Fans of climbing can conquer the mountain "horns of the dragon" (Dragon's Horn). While only a few people climbed to the top. The starting point for the conquest of the mountain is the village of Mukut. (the mountain is called Gunung-Nenek-samokat).

In the dense green jungle where you can explore trekking routes, during which they will learn about the rich plant and animal life of the island. The island is full of scenic waterfalls, mostly in mountainous areas, access to which is possible only on foot. For trekking through the jungle and mountains strongly recommend the use of qualified guides, which you can find in every village and the hotel.

The sights on the water and under water:

Underwater life around the island is no less interesting and varied. Rarely does the place boasts of water visibility up to 35 meters, and Tioman. And gives divers and snorkelers the diversity of its underwater life.

Tioman is part of the so-called coral triangle in the South China sea, and species of coral there are a huge amount, including hard and soft corals, and even corals alienation and Acropora.

To explore the underwater sights, you can hire a boat with a guide (can be part-time diving instructor), or take a kayak and to swim close to the shores of the island. Rental kayaks available everywhere.

The easiest way to start exploring the underwater life of Tioman island to visit the Marine Park (Marine Park). This is a small area on the coast in the village of Tekek, where you can snorkel. This place is ideal for novice snorkelers who are not yet ready to shell out the money for the boat trip to the rich underwater life of the place and are willing to limit free basic experience. There's plenty to see underwater and most importantly very easily accessible right from the shore. The coral reef here is quite modest, and the setting is at the bottom of artificial origin, but all kinds of fish are just "bulk". The store offers equipment rental for 12 ringgit per set.

If the Marine Park is not enough for you or you far to get to him, almost on every beach of Tioman island, you can snorkel and even scuba dive.

For a more serious study of the underwater world it is better to hire a boat or book scuba diving (complete with boat and guide).

On the boat you can swim not only in Tymanski waters, but also to "Mosey" on one of the nearby small Islands, where the underwater life is even more interesting. Among these Islands are allocated a tiny Renggis island (Renggis Island), which is only a few minutes boat ride from Tioman and is perfect for snorkeling. Also nearby is the island Tulay (Tulai Island). Much further away, about an hour by boat, the island is Paia (Rawa Island), which is perfect for diving.

If you have visited Tioman island and want to share your story and get useful information about it from other travellers, we will be glad to see your information on the forum about Tioman island and then make her page about this island.

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Guzalya January 26, 2012
To Ender
Afraid to answer to this question will be difficult because it's depends on the choice of transport and accommodation. We tried to choose the conditions in which it is possible to live with children. The only thing I can say that for us this journey has cost more than in Thailand (Samui) percent of 25%. Both trips we were preparing ourselves, without any agencies. Here is a web site for example Bergii choose in the drop-down window Berjaya Tioman and see the prices. In addition, there are on several Tymanski hotels. Take a look and choose. by the way, on the website of Melina was the price of the excursion set. You can calculate yourself.
I think if we were only with my husband, we would be more mobile and frequently changed place of residence :-) If you read the article, it says that the island is small and most of the hotels are fenced off from each other or the sea or the jungle. And it's true. To get to the neighboring hotels are not so easy, need to order a water taxi. And 1 hotel and all its surroundings can be explored in 3-4 days maximum. Then boring. by the way, we also visited Melaka. I recommend 2 days to go and at least half a day to dedicate them to the zoo :-) ...
admin 26 January, 2012

I fully agree with Guzalya. To tell something concrete it is difficult, and all depends on your needs. There are people who are in tents and living on Tioman island, or in dormitories with shared bedroom for $ 5 (there are such). Plus how active you plan to include in the plan of excursions, diving, snorkeling and all that. In General the island is quite expensive, as Malaysia as a whole (compared to Ty). ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
I think we all lived in the two most expensive hotels of the island :) More cheap you need to book well in advance, so as to Tioman like to drive themselves to Malaysians and especially a lot of people from Singapore. In our neighboring village of Paya, which we passed through the jungle was a very nice hotel full of people of Asian appearance, presumably Singaporeans and Chinese. Chinese restaurant food seemed delicious, probably after that, which we are regaled in möhlin. And prepare it, apparently by the Chinese. In möhlin the cook was an Indian appearance and was preparing it to be honest not very tasty. Although Indian dishes she was good, everything else tastes again gave Indian spices (mild) and it was too bland for us. Although maybe she was trying to adapt its food under the Europeans, who mostly lived in this hotel. In Bergie was cooked very well and large portions, so that at the end my husband started to order and a children's menu or one dish for two :-)
Generally, if you talk about food in the whole of Malaysia, they have their meals one-two and obchelsya, all fried with rice. Someone seems to have wrote. Often we come across Chinese, Thai and Indian food, and of course American fast food chains. And Thai an order of magnitude worse than in Thailand itself.
Oh, and about Tioman - there is no fruit, all imported, so quite expensive. We had to drink mainly fruit juice (delicious) and we bought them or to Paya or Tekek. In hotels all several times more expensive.
In General, Tioman island has a lot of divers is one of their favorite Islands. Here underwater views of neighboring small Islands, really ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
And yet, about money. The money they need to have cash only, and only in ringgit. From hotels only Berae you can pay by card. ...
Tatjana 30 January, 2012
To Guzalia
And tell us about the sights. What is there to see? I usually always aimed at the inspection of something interesting away from the beaches, and in places like Tioman island, on the Islands, never been there.
Thank you. ...
Guzalya 3 February, 2012
to Tatjana
If by sights you mean the historic building, as far as I know they are not there at all. Tioman is a small island, and as I wrote -a marine reserve and go there mainly because of the sea, scuba diving and wildlife. Read again the article on Tioman island on this website, everything is written correctly :-) ...
july 2 October, 2012
Here just got back from Tioman. What can I say, feelings were mixed. On the one hand the beautiful nature, clean sea. On the other hand, not clean and some is not a good attitude of Malaysians to the island. We lived on Danube (it's between the AVS and Monkey Bay), all vrodeby good: the beach and the food, almost no people... but that's just depart from the hotel at 20 meters there is the mountain of garbage (plastic bottles, old washing machine...) and immediately something not nice. There are no pictures warana walking on the beach, so the shot did not hit the bottle or other debris ((( A village of AVS is generally a gloom ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012
And what about the sea tell me? Especially about the underwater part? ...
admin 2 October, 2012

July is a guest (not registered user), it may not return to answer. Review about Tioman here can read, there exhaustively, I think. ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012

Unfortunately, about the underwater part just not very exhaustively, and me diving and interested. Well, not all are there dive instructor morons, I hope at least that not all... :D :?: ...