Kuala Tahan is a Malay village located at the confluence of the Tahan and Tembeling rivers. This is the entry point to Taman Negara and can be reached either by boat from Kuala Tembeling. It is located about 185km from Kuala Lumpur by road.
There are several amenities in Kuala Tahan such as river crossing jetty, floating restaurants, tourist information center, groceries shops, public toilet, small government clinic, bus stop and car park.
Kuala Tahan also serves as base camp where most of the tourists stay while they are in Taman Negara. There are several types of accommodations available in Kuala Tahan such as hostel, dormitory, guesthouse, chalet and resort.