Probably one of Malaysia’s best-kept secrets is that it’s home to the world’s longest canopy walk. Clocking in at an impressive 925 metres and standing 26 metres from the forest floor, the Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim lies in Kedah’s Sungai Sedim Recreational Park where it stretches in a rectangular pattern around the dipterocarp rainforest.
If you’ve never walked among the treetops before, this awe-inspiring structure offers an incredible experience with sprawling vistas over the land and the opportunity to get close to the dense canopy and its wildlife. Many of the trees here are over a century old and rich with life – each a thriving ecosystem in its own right. It feels like a real privilege to be able to study them from this perspective.
The structure isn’t attached to any trees so by definition it’s more of a suspension bridge than traditional canopy walk, but like the latter, it sways and wobbles in certain sections due to its sheer length. The self-supporting design also meant that no trees were damaged during its construction while also making it easy to maintain, repair and upgrade.
Once you’re done with the tree top walk, there is an array of other activities at the park, many catering to thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If you’re in those categories you can partake in a round of paintballing, hit the river for white water rafting, navigate a nature obstacle course or zoom down a flying fox.
Those that would rather stay grounded can opt for jungle trekking, bird watching or orienteering. There’s no shortage of attractions here, including accommodation if you’d like to stay a night or two to explore further. For a true roughing-it experience you can also camp out in designated campsties. The park offers packages the include accommodation and entrance fees for the tree top walk – make sure to visit the website to find out the latest deals.
Consider making Kedah your next destination; when the current travel restrictions are lifted, this could be just what you need. You’ll find a world of natural wonders and adventures waiting for you if you do!
Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim
Where Kg Ulu Riau Tree Top Walk Kg Ulu, 09700 Karangan, Kedah
Tel 04 4901588