Jungle Escape for a Day in Hutan Lipur Kanching ~ Part 2Posted on May 24 in Jungle, Mountain and Waterfall, Malaysia Explorationby ShelynPrint
Always look up the sky when you hike in the forest. We saw this amazing “Crown Shyness” Phenomenon. The leaf tips appear to shy away from their own kind which lead to the “Crown Shyness” phenomenon. This has been attributed to mechanical abrasion and to changes in the rate and direction of branch elongation in response to neighbours. Many animals use this as ‘highways’ to cross from one crown to the next. Amazing huh?
Adventurous Don as usual, waded through the challenging trail instead of using the normal path.
So I had to follow behind him hiking up the falls. Luckily the trail ended somewhere and we had to go back to the man made path to ascend.
There were natural water pools on the top of the hill where you can have a long dip without worrying the water isn’t clean.
The water was ICY COLD! It took me some time to slowly dip my feet into the water.
Don is crazy about cold, he just blissfully jumped into the water and pretended like a dead body.
I wandered on the water enjoying the quietness and soaked up the sun.
I love Hot, Don loves Cold.
My first experience of having FISH SPA!
These tiny fishes gave me massage on my feet. I think they were eating my dead skin. I stood still for about 5 minutes enjoying their tiny bites.
“I’m more concerned about my face. Do you think we can soak our face in the water and let the fishes to cleanse our dead skin?” Ok… I should stop the nonsense.
When we were about to leave at 11a.m., there were more people streaming in. So it’s advisable to visit Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls (Hutan Lipur Kanching) early in the morning.
~ Useful Information ~
Open to Public:
Everyday from Sunrise to Sunset
Fees and Advice:
> 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
> Public transport availability difficult
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.
Kanching Park is also on the right but you need to make a U-turn another 1-2 km further down.
4. Go straight until you pass by a Petronas station on the left and stop at the next traffic light in the right lane.
5. A Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet will be on your right side. Make the U-turn and go back on the same road until you see the entry sign for Kanching on the left.
6. It’s a quick descent to the entrance parking lot, so be aware.
7. If you miss it, no problem. There is a U-turn up the road after passing the limestone rock. So just repeat the above.
You may visit http://www.nature-escapes-kuala-lumpur.com/Kanching-Rainforest-Waterfall.html for more information and MyLoisMyLife’s Kanching trip for more awesome photos.