Sights of Tioman island, what to see
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:
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 guide (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.
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