BOA Outdoor Trails: Matang Mangrove Forest, Larut, Perak

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is the largest single mangrove forest in Peninsular Malaysia, covering an area of 40,151ha. It is one of the world’s best well-managed mangrove swamp in Perak.

Mangrove ecosystems are highly productive and represent the life support systems for fisheries, forestry, medicine, food and other products. Within this mangrove swamp are found multitudes of tree species, birds and marine life which is a heaven to nature lovers.

Other attractions there are the charcoal ovens which produce charcoal out of selected mangrove trees, fish rearing and the picturesque fishing village.

GETTING THERE: The Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is located in the Larut Matang District, in Perak, Malaysia.For visitors coming from Kuala Lumpur, access from the North-South Highway and take Changkat-Jering Interchange (Exit 146). For visitors coming from Penang, take Exit 148 Kamunting/Taiping.

Take the road towards Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld). Ask for directions if necessary. The Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is about 2 km from the pekan of Kuala Sepetang.

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