Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
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Din
Batu Caves, Malaysia150 contributions
Feb 2020
About 45 minutes drive from KL city center and parking is ample. Entrance fee is RM 2 per person for local and RM5 per person for foreigner.

As mentioned, there are 7 tiers of fall in total. My personal favorite is the third level as it is closer to level 2 (in case level 3 gets crowded) and near to public toilet. Wild monkeys are around but as long as you hide your food & drinks you should be fine. Do not feed them as advised.

Come early if you can so you can really pick your spot and don't have to bother climbing higher for a spot.
Written February 25, 2020
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Climber63790604689
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
The great place near the city. After getting tired of work that's a nice place to picnic. Only one thing is surprised me is they charged us for entry. So far I know it's just need to pay the parking but the two man in the entrance charged us RM 8 per person.
Written October 17, 2023
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Nicole T
Legian, Indonesia44 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Loved the waterfalls! Deff worth going. They are not very far out of town and you do not need a tour guide. The first 4 levels are great very easy hike however the 5th is a lot harder and I don't think worth the trek, we did not go further than that. It wasn't busy at all when we went about 11:30am and not many monkeys around either.
Written February 3, 2020
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Daniëlle
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The beginning of the path is very dirty, heaps of garbage, when we wanted to cross the river to follow the pathway to the higher waterfalls a group of wild dogs approached us and where agressive. It was quite scary. Luckily we received some help from a local fisherman. He told us that we needed something to protect ourselves so he cutted some sticks for us so we could walk back down safely. The locals also left the place immediately. I would not recommend to go there!
Written August 2, 2022
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Eugene K
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia209 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
For those living in central KL and PJ area, Kanching offers a nearby nature escape with cooling rivers, falls, and jungle without driving too far away. Easily done as an early morning till noon escapade. Was a bit disappointed at the large amount of trash, bottles (even broken glass!), and food packaging scattered around. Bins are available people! Please use them.
Gazebos are scattered about, but with several levels of waterfall pools, there's plenty of space although considering its proximity to town, it gets pretty crowded the later you go.
Written July 20, 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
May 2022
An average rainforest experience. Thanks to its near vicinity to Kuala Lumpur, it is very accessible. However, it comes at the cost of many tourists. We wanted to experience a serene forest but here it's more of a party vibe, for better or worse. The waterfalls are still beautiful, but good luck getting a clean shot of it without the crass tourists!
Written October 10, 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,853 contributions
Sep 2020
Really enjoyed the sequence of waterfalls - a lovely place to visit. Only reached waterfall number 4 due to shortness of visit but will definitely return to make a day of it. RM5 for parking and RM2 per person.
Written September 22, 2020
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myloismylife
KL143 contributions
Everyone is talking about Kanching Waterfalls. Pictures and blog posts about the waterfalls are abundant and seems to be ENDLESS. Well, I'm gonna write three posts about my solo exploration to Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls.

It was a spontaneous decision to explore Kanching Waterfalls. Getting to Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls (Kanching Waterfalls) is not difficult. The rainforest is located next to Templer's Park. It took me only 40 minutes to reach the place by car. I paid RM1 (for entrance) and another RM2 (for parking).

You can either climb up the long and winding concrete stairs or move along the jungle trek to reach those MEGA WATERFALLS. The first waterfall is smallest in size and located at the base of the forest. Taking photos of waterfall is the hardest. My lousy tripod can only be extended to a maximum height of 50cm. So, most of the time I have to squat like an idiot. It was really tiring and painful! My biggest worry is having my NIKON DSLR D60 camera falling into the river.

After spending one hour at the first waterfall, I ascended to the second fall. There are two medium-sized waterfalls. I can see a large-sized man-made rectangle pool. Water from the waterfalls flow into the pool. On moving closer to the waterfalls, I can see lots of rubbish strewn all over including leftover swimming trunk, beer bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags. YUCKS! I ignored the ugly sight and move closer to the pool. I removed my shoe and sock, dipped my legs into the crystal clear water. It was so BLISSFUL and RELAXING! Rest assured, the pool is clean and not polluted :)

I am an aqua phobic. Nevertheless, I decided to step into the pool - the water is knee high. I positioned my tripod and camera at the middle of the pool to capture the waterfall. I spent another one hour at the second waterfall.

After that, I proceeded to the third waterfall. This waterfall is GIGANTIC!! There is another large-sized swimming pool at this waterfall. There were lots of people there (over 50). I wanted to capture some pictures here. But, I decided otherwise because some Malay ladies were not very comfortable with my presence with the camera equipments. So, I skipped this waterfall and climbed up the stairs again to the fourth waterfall.

The path leading to the fourth waterfall is partially hidden. You have to be extra careful navigating your steps. There is a minor landslide causing the soil to loosen and reduced the width of the pathway to 30cm. The fourth waterfall is AWESOME! It's the largest and steepest waterfall in the forest. A guy was standing beneath the waterfall letting the flow of water 'piercing' his naked body. Sigh...wish I brought along some spare clothes to enjoy those experiences!!!! WASTED!

From the 4th waterfall, you can climb another 100 steps to the apex of the forest. I was halfway climbing the steps and decided to turn back because the steps are getting steeper and it seems to be endless. So, I call it a day after the fourth waterfall and return back to my car. It was around three in the afternoon, but people were still coming in!

Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls is managed by Selangor Forestry Department and Tourism Ministry. Overall, the place is well-organized. It has ample parking space, few toilets and washrooms, simple changing room, shelters, bridges and man-made pools. An excellent place to unwind yourself! I'll definitely pay another visit to truly enjoy the waterfalls! Avoid weekends as the place will be crowded.

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall - Getting There:

1) Follow the road to Kepong and Rawang (E1) for about 20 to 30 minutes

2) Look for brown signs pointing the way to Hutan Lipur Sg. Kanching.

3) See signs for Templers Park and just after the protruding limestock rock on the right.

4) Kanching Entry Kanching Park is also on the right but you need to make a U-turn another 1-2 km further down.

5) Go straight until you pass by a Petronas station on the left and stop at the next traffic light in the right lane.

6) A Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet will be on your right side.

7) Make the U-turn and go back on the same road until you see the entry sign for Kanching on the left.

8) It's a quick descent to the entrance parking lot, so be aware.

9) If you miss it, no problem. There is a U-turn up the road after passing the limestone rock. So just repeat the above.

Fees and Facilities:

Entry fees - RM1 per adult
Parking fees - RM2 per vehicle
Plenty of food stalls in the parking area for drinks, snacks and lunch
Bring water and snacks for the trail and extra clothes for water play
Restroom and changing facilities available
Take out your own trash, the bins are not monkey proof
No proper overnight camping facilities

Feel free to check out my photo blog and travelogue for more pictures and reviews about Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls:
http://myloismylife.blogspot.com/

Cheers!
mylo
Written April 24, 2009
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Teeradaj R
Nomi, Japan7 contributions
This waterfall is really awesome. You shouldn't miss it. To reach the place, you can go by either a taxi or a bus. For my journey, I took a bus no.43 from Central Market. The bus stop is behind the market. You can ask local people around there where to get it as well as ask a bus driver to stop nearby the waterfall, too. Taking a bus is really not a bad idea because the waterfall is located not that far from the city and its fee is cheap- around an hour with 2RM. If you like treking, I definitely encourage you to visit this waterfall.
Written November 30, 2013
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Liyah R
Los Angeles, CA53 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
I just came back from Kanching waterfall/ rainforest. I was a little unsure what to expect as the reviews were mixed. But it's a must go. I took a taxi from the Komuter train from the Batu caves stop (see more below)

I thought it was amazing and am so glad I went. Oh and my visit was on a Sunday.

One thing I had read was to get there early, however, I did not get there until around 1pm. Should I have gotten there earlier? Probably. But, at the same time as it was my first time, if it was deserted I may have been too chicken to explore more. There were a lot of people. Most it seemed were local. They were swimming, jumping, playing, laying, eating, BBQing all over the place. But they were all friendly and just having a good time. I did not want swim, but I did dip under one go the falls. They were mostly crowding near the water so one could easily go up higher with the stairs to the side.

It's a serious hike....it's not so dangerous as it's mostly stairs. I am not sure which level I went to, but it was pretty high..maybe 4 or 5. We were too tired to go higher and the view from where we were was beautiful.

Another thing I read was about there being trash all over the place. I dunno, but I didn't see any trash. People were eating a lot of food, so perhaps after the weekend when it hasn't been cleaned there's trash left over. But, it looked well taken care of to me.

Where comfy shoes that have good tread as some parts do not have stairs and one could slip.

Ok, so getting there. I took the Kommuter train that goes to the Batu Caves. I started in Bukit Bintang, took the monorail to KL Sentral station (stop...not the actual station, it's across the street). To get to KL Sentral Station you have to go out the station, cross the street, go into the mall straight in front of you. Once inside you follow the kl sentral signs (up the escalator twice, then it connects to kl sentral). Once in KL Sentral just look for Kommuter train signs and buy your ticket for 2.50 RM to Batu Caves. Trip to Batu took around 40 min. Once there I took a taxi. The first one did not know where the park was at, but the second did. Make sure the driver knows where it is before you get in! It was about a 20 minute taxi ride which cost 17 RM. Much cheaper than a taxi from the city. The park name is Templar park. I caught a taxi at the main road back very easily and then went to see the Batu Caves:)
Written March 30, 2014
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Kanching Rainforest Waterfall - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)