If you always choose Cameron Highland or Bukit Tinggi as your getaway spot from the scorching weather in the country, maybe, it is time for a change. For a breath of fresh air, why not head to Kedah and discover its gorgeous and calming waterfalls.
Not only famed as ‘The Rice Bowl of Malaysia,’ but Kedah is also blessed with magnificent natural wonders including the pristine Langkawi beaches and wonderful recreational parks. On top of that, there are many beautiful waterfalls in Kedah that remain hidden and unspoiled.
Here is a list of 10 serene and stunning waterfalls in Kedah that you might have never heard of. Let’s go!
Durian Perangin Waterfall
Durian Perangin Waterfall located on the slope of Gunung Raya, the highest mountain in Langkawi. It is one of the most well-maintain waterfalls in Kedah. It features a 14-tier waterfall with most section has formed a natural pool of clean and crystal clear water, so you can choose either lower or upper fall for a dip and swim. The best part is all of it comes with a scenic view!
Address: Durian Perangin Waterfall, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Alur Naga Waterfall
Located almost at the top of Gunung Jerai, Alur Naga waterfall is about 900 meters above sea level. Interestingly, you will reach the summit first, and then you have to go downhill to get to the waterfall. It features a mysterious yet romantic atmosphere with its natural pool and a cave, along with the sound of dripping water.
Address: Alur Naga Waterfall, Gunung Jerai, 08300 Gurun, Kedah
Bukit Hijau Waterfall
Bukit Hijau waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Kedah. Tucked deep in the Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, it is a beautiful combination of a recreational park, a multilevel waterfall, and a clear water stream. It features five levels of cascading waterfall with a natural pool that you can enjoy. The walkways and tracks are well-maintained, so you can climb up to the higher falls and have a refreshing dip.
Address: Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest, 09100 Baling, Kedah
Lata Bayu Waterfall
Lata Bayu waterfall is the second biggest waterfall in the state after Bukit Hijau. It is a multilevel waterfall created by a stream flowing out from the uphill forest. The top fall can be reached easily on a clear trail. As for the bottom of the falls, it features nice, large pools for you to swim. Lata Bayu is a popular destination amongst locals, so it can be crowded during weekends.
Address: Lata Bayu Recreational Park, 09100 Baling, Kedah
Batu Hampar Waterfall
Located in a forest recreational area in Yan district, Batu Hampar waterfall is rather secluded and away from the bustling crowd. It features several small but charming waterfalls with a nice, large pool. Plus, it offers a quiet and peaceful ambiance–the perfect place to spend a lazy and relaxing day in nature.
Address: Batu Hampar Waterfall, 06900 Yan, Kedah
Nestled just 14 km away from Kulim town, Junjong waterfall is a popular spot amongst locals. It features cascades and multiple falls. The lower part of the falls has been landscaped with pools and bridges. On the other hand, the upper cascades and waterfalls have not been developed and remain untouched. There is a path that leads you to the main fall upstream.
Address: Junjong Waterfall, 09000 Kulim, Kedah
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh waterfall is a prominent, must-visit spot in Langkawi. Nestled in Mount Mat Cincang, Telaga Tujuh or seven wells is actually a natural series of seven interconnected pools with different levels of water streams. If you are up for an adventure, climb up a steep and well-maintained trail to the top of the waterfalls and get the chance to marvel at the captivating wells.
Address: Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, 07000 Langkawi Kedah
Lata Mengkuang Waterfall
If you have time to spare in this remote part of Kedah, a visit to Lata Mengkuang waterfall is highly recommended. Nestled in a remote part of Kedah between Sik and Baling, it features cascades and single fall with several parts that you can have a dip and swim. After the cascades, there is one almost vertical fall with a stunning pool.
Address: Lata Mengkuang Recreational Park, 09100 Sik, Kedah
Puteri Mandi Waterfall
The most spectacular waterfall at Gunung Jerai, Puteri Mandi waterfall is located in Titi Hayun Recreational Park. To reach the waterfall, it requires about 1 km trekking through the jungle. It may take some time and energy, but you will be rewarded with a magnificent single fall that will leave you in awe.
Address: Puteri Mandi Waterfall, 08300 Yan, Kedah
Tucked deep in Sungai Badak Recreational Forest, Badak Fall remains secluded as not many locals know about this place. It features cascades of a single fall with beautiful pool. Compared to other waterfalls in the list, Badak Fall is not as spectacular but the scenic surroundings are worth it. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, this is the perfect spot.
Address: Sungai Badak Recreational Forest, 08000 Gurun, Kedah
So what are you waiting for? Head to Kedah now and discover these serene, awe-inspiring waterfalls. For more amazing nature wonders in Kedah and beyond, check out KKday now!
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