In Kuala Lipis, there is a recreational lake called Empang Jaleh
where visitors can relax. Here too is located gunung tahan, a
mountainous jungle trail which takes about 2 nights to reach its
peak. For birdwatchers, the bukit taching is an ideal bird
sanctuary to while away the hours. And terenggun forest park is
another nature spot perfect for a leisurely holiday. Perhaps its
most endearing feature is its profusion of fabulous nature scenes.
It has four permanent forest reserves. Another point of honour is
that these are amongst the oldest jungles in the world. And nine
other areas have been designated for possible reserves.
Kenong Wildlife Park
Having been to Kuala Lipis, one should not miss the opportunity to
explore the kenong rimba park. Situated at the sungai kenong
(kenong river), kenong rimba park is surrounded by cascading
waterfalls, clear mountain astreams, a variety of flora and fauna
and the merry chirping of birds will certainly create an atmosphere
which is really difficult to express in words. It offers great
adventure such as exploring limestone caves, swimming in the river
and camping. Challenging hiking trails interspersed with protruding
rocks and untouched natural surrounding is a haven for adventure
Within the Kenong Rimba Park, there are several caves to
explore. These are Gua Batu Telangkup, Gua Hijau and Gua Harimau.
The caves, situated approximately 122-152 metres above sea level,
are a natural habitat for a range of flora and nature's other
marvels. For nature lovers, a stop at Kenong Rimba Park is a must.
It is a perfect hideout for bird watchers, campers, anglers,
trekkers and swimmers.
to get to kenong rimba park, one can take a 20-minute boat ride
from sungai jelai jetty which will then take you to the tanjung
kiara jetty. Or, if you are game for it, a 3-hour boat ride direct
from Kuala Lipis bring you to your destination.
apart from chamang waterfalls, other recreational area in Bentong
include the "air panas" or hot spring, which is only about 20
minute's drive from Bentong town via the old Bentong-kuala lumpur
road. The hot spring was a formation of some volcanic activities
back millionof years ago and the mineral in the water is said to be
excellent for health. Moreover, the greenery and mountainous view
surrounding the hot spring is a good-natured sight not to be