Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Even hard-core urbanites need their occasional escape from the city. One of the great aspects of KL is that escapes into beautiful nature are possible without having to plan long ahead. We went to Kanching Rainforest Waterfall between Gombak and Rawang which is only some 30 minutes north of Kuala Lumpur.

At the car park we were greeted by a family of monkeys who did a routine check on us (bananas, anybody?) but who otherwise didn’t bother to give us any special attention. After we had passed a picnic area with water pools, we entered the forest and followed the jungle trek along the river. Old trees, giant leafs and a huge variety of plants everywhere. Are we really just on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur?

Eventually we reached our destination and could not wait to get into our swimming trunks which we had brought for the best part of our outing – an all-body rainforest waterfall SPA treatment with compliments from Mother Nature. You have got to experience this amazing “therapy” to see what it does. Within a few minutes your entire body/mind system is recharged and energized – better than anything we have ever had in a real SPA.

After a chill-out in one of the natural pools next to the waterfall, we changed back to dry clothes and eventually found ourselves at the small restaurant next to the park entrance where great local food was waiting for us.

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall can best be reached by car or taxi. This forest reserve is close to Batu Caves which is why a combined visit can be a great idea.

TIP: if possible, visit Kanching on weekdays. Go there in the morning, if you want to have the forest for yourself.

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