11 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Malaysia

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1. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall @ Rawang


This waterfall is easy to get to by road from Kuala Lumpur. Take the Lebuhraya Rawang (route #1) which is basically a continuation of Jalan Ipoh. Heading towards Rawang you will see the park on your right a kilometre after Templer Country Club.

2. Temurun Waterfall @ Langkawi


Located in Datai Bay area, Temurun is a three tier Waterfall and the cumulative drop of the falls is about 200 meters. This is the tallest waterfall in Langkawi. The water stream flows down the northern slope of  Mount Mat Cincang. The rocks here comprises mainly of sandstone & shale, and is over 500 million years old.

3. Mahua Waterfall @ Sabah

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Mahua waterfall is a pristine natural fall that nestled deep in the tropical forest of the Crocker Mountain Range. This spectacular waterfall is approximately 17 metres tall and has a pool depth of 1.3 metres.

One of the most accessible beautiful fall in Sabah, the drive up to Mahua takes an approximate 1 and a 1/2 hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. Visitors will pass through scenic uphill drive through small villages and forests on the Crocker Range.

The drive will end at the Mahua Sub-Centre which is the park entrance. From there on, it takes an easy 15 minutes walk along the river to reach the waterfall.

4. Lata Iskandar @ Tapah

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Lata Iskandar is a waterfall along the trunk road from Tapah to Cameron Highlands, located about 25km before Ringlet. The waterfall cascades over several tiers of granite slopes, with the last drop at 25 meters high flowing into a small pool below, before resuming its journey as a narrow stream.

5. Rainbow Waterfall @ Pahang

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The Tapis Waterfall, or popularly known as Rainbow Waterfall, is probably the most beautiful waterfall in Malaysia ( if weather conditions are perfect ) and can be reached by lorry via a 10 kilometres laterite track followed by a 10 kilometres logging trail from Sungai Lembing town. Here the waterfall drop vertically and as it splashes down, the water is broken up and reaches the bottom as mist and in the process forms a rainbow usually between sunrise and 11am when the sun is at a certain angle.

6. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls @ Langkawi

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Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is billed as the island’s most wonderful natural attraction. Set on Langkawi’s western headlands, its name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang.

7. Chamang Waterfall @ Pahang

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Chamang Falls is one of the nicest waterfalls around that requires zero effort to get to. None of those trekking stuff: just park your car, walk a few steps and voila! your eyes will be well rewarded with a beautiful, powerful, cascading waterfall.

It is located near Bentong town in Pahang, accessible from Karak Highway. Take the exit into Bentong/Raub and you’ll come upon brown signs directing you to town and subsequently Chamang Fall.

8. Lubuk Timah Waterfall @ Simpang Pulai


These waterfalls have an interesting background. In the beginning of the 20th century, a dam was built in the Sg Anak Ayer Cina, near Simpang Pulai. The name Lubuk Timah suggest that the water was used for tin mining. The reservoir is completely silted now, and the water spills over the dam at both sides, creating two waterfalls. Access to the falls is from the new Simpang Pulai – C.H. road. Turn left where power lines cross the road. There is a small sign ‘Lubuk Timah’.

9. Chilling Waterfalls @ Selangor

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Chiling Waterfall is one of the most spectacular and impressive waterfalls in Selangor. It is located in a reserve called the Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary, a fisheries research project run by the Selangor State Fisheries Department.

10. Lata Chemerong @ Terengganu

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The Chemerong Waterfall or some call Lata Cemeruh, with its 305 m slope offers yet untouched and diverse riches of nature and wildlife. The tallest waterfall in Terengganu state, it is another good point for trekking activities. This remote and very tall Cemerong Fall though easily accessible, reaching the fall is quite an expedition because of its remoteness and lack of signage.

11. Lata Rek @ Kelantan

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Lata Rek is located about 27 km from Kuala Krai. It’s about 30 minutes drive if you use the Jalan Persekutuan Kuala Krai – Gua Musang.

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