You’ve probably watched Train to Busan AND Train to Busan 2. In Malaysia, we have train to Dabong and no zombies are involved. Which makes it a perfect family getaway! The Train to Dabong has become a national phenomenon after the pandemic as people take the opportunity to travel to the underrated gems of Malaysia. Train travel is a unique way to travel and you can easily take the KTM train to Dabong from Kuala Lumpur. While the jungle train journey takes about 12 hours, you can enjoy the scenic views!
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Dabong, a small town in Kelantan is now famous for its natural beauty — from waterfalls to caves, there’s plenty to check out! Read on to find out what you can do in Dabong for your outdoor adventure!
Jelawang Pipe Resort & Extreme Park
The Jelawang Pipe Resort & Extreme Park is a good place to start your adventure. You can spend the night at one of the colourful culvert pipes and enjoy being in nature. The resort is also a park where you can take part in extreme sports activities such as zip lining, water tubing, via ferrata, waterfall hiking and caving. It has the best of both worlds!
Price: From RM60/night
Address: Kampung Sungai Batu Jelawang, Dabong 18200 Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Ikan Cave is one of the famous caves in Dabong. For you, extreme sports lovers, make sure to add this spot to your list! The limestone cave is more than 150 million years old and as the name suggests, you can see the fish shape of the cave from afar. While you’re here, be sure to check our other caves such as Pagar Cave, Keris Cave and Gelap Cave. It is not for the faint-hearted though, so be sure you have high stamina to explore these caves!
For hiking lovers, don’t think we’ve forgotten you. Be sure to pack your hiking gears as Stong Mountain waits for you. Don’t worry, there are plenty of signages along the trail so you won’t get lost in the beautiful views. Make sure to pose for photos at the Instagrammable “chalet”! While you’re there, be on the lookout for wild animals such as elephants, tigers, deers and tapirs, so keep an eye out!
While you’re in Dabong, make time to take a dip in Stong Waterfall a.k.a Jelawang Waterfall. Did you know at 303m high, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Peninsular Malaysia? How exciting! Follow the cemented steps and it will take you to the lower falls. It’s a big pool but it’s not recommended to swim in there. Rather, cross the bridge and follow the clear trail that leads to the top. It’s a one and half hour rather steep hike with some climbing at the beginning of the trail.
Dabong might be a small town, but it is mighty when it comes to outdoor activities. Adrenaline junkies would surely get their fix here! For more outdoor activities, check out our articles here:
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