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Hailed by many as the state’s most scenic waterfall, Chiling (note the single L) waterfalls is located
How to get there
The most convenient way to travel towards Kota Kubu Bahru (“KKB”) would be on PLUS highway. From the KKB exit, head towards Fraser's Hills and you would pass the Selangor Dam and the bridge crossing Chiling River after which you park your car. An arch would be visible to the right side of the road. Walk in.
When you’re there
You would find an open area with a few surrounding wooden buildings including the registration booth where you write down personal details and pay an entrance fee of RM1 per person. There are 6 river crossings en route to the main waterfall. The suspension bridge you see to the right of the registration booth is the first crossing.
It is crucial to make a left turn at the 4-way junction you meet after coming down the bridge. Turning right would take you back to the river you just crossed. Going straight would mean hiking up away from the water.
All river crossings are marked with steel signs as well as red plastic bag tied around nearby trees. The
After trekking for about 40 minutes, before you’re done marveling at the nice cascades and green surroundings, you would meet the main waterfall which welcomes you with its mighty sound. On busy days, the area would appear too crowded but rest assured that the turnaround at the pool is rather fast, due to its chilliness.
For those looking for more, the adventure could be extended by climbing up steep slopes toward the 2nd waterfall (not accessible) and finally the 3rd and last waterfall which would offer a more quiet and private space ideal for picnics.
(Reminder: Waterfalls can be dangerous! Always be careful. Always go in a group. Tell someone outside the group where you are going and when you expect to return. And please, keep nature CLEAN, take your rubbish home with you)-->
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