8 Awesome Waterfalls In Malaysia To Visit For A Refreshing Outdoor Adventure


Ili •  Nov 13, 2020

Do you love the outdoors just as much as we do? If yes, then this list of waterfalls in Malaysia is just what you need for your next nature adventure! With cool waters and lush greenery to enjoy, a visit to some of the most amazing waterfalls in country is a trip that you won't regret taking. Let's check them out ?

1. Air Terjun Lata Penyel, Perak

Located fairly deep in the Orang Asli village of Kampung Pendeq, Pos Yum, the waterfall is a 2-hour drive from Ipoh. Once arrived, throw on your hiking shoes and prepare to trek for about 20 minutes starting from the entrance. Soak in the lush greenery around you and enjoy sounds of birds chirping, leaves rustling and streams trickling nearby. You may feel a little drained during the hike, but the majestic view that awaits you at the end is worth every step!

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2. Chilling Waterfalls, Selangor

Chilling Waterfalls is one of the most popular and stunning waterfalls in Selangor. Located 21 kilometres from Kuala Kubu Bharu in a reserve called Sungai Chilling Fish Sanctuary, say hello to this amazing nature spot that boasts three impressive vertical waterfalls. Whether you're an outdoor lover or not, the beauty of the waterfalls here will no doubt leave you breathless!

P.S. Don't miss out on these other 10 amazing waterfalls in KL and Selangor!

3. Rainbow Waterfall, Pahang

The Rainbow Waterfall is one of the most prominent landmarks of Sungai Lembing and is named so because of the rainbow that appears from the sun's reflection! It typically appears around 9AM to 10AM - so if you'd like to catch a glimpse of it yourself, make sure to rise and shine early in the day. Don't forget to wear the right footwear because you'll need to trek for about 45 minutes through small streams and rocks. Our contributor, Natasha, shared her experience visiting this magical place and you can read all about it here!

4. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall, KL

Situated between Kuala Lumpur and Rawang, make your way to the magnificent Kanching Rainforest Waterfall that's nestled within a lush forest. This seven-tier waterfall in Selangor is the perfect place for you to kick back and unwind as the sounds of the cascading water pull you into the ultimate relaxation. Do note that since the place is fairly close to the city, there's a high chance that you'll find more people here compared to other waterfalls on the list. So, time your visit wisely if you prefer a less crowded area.

5. Lasir Waterfall, Terengganu

With water cascading from as high as 153 meters, you can find the majestic Lasir Waterfall in Terengganu. It's known as Malaysia's largest man-made lake and you can get to this stunning spot by taking a 30-minute boat ride just south of the Gawi Jetty. Soak in the incredible view of the waterfall with all its cool stone formations and multi-leveled pools that are perfect for dipping and cooling off on a hot day.

P.S. Here are 10 things to do in Terengganu on your next road trip (near local eateries)

6. Sungai Pisang Waterfall, Selangor

Deep within the district of Gombak, this is where you'll find the gorgeous Sungai Pisang Waterfall. Here, you'll be trekking through unconventional pathways that'll lead you to the 20-meter drop tucked away at the end of a river trail. With the Jungle Lodge as your starting point, it'll take you close to an hour to make your way to this waterfall in Selangor. The unique thing about visiting Sungai Pisang Waterfalls is the pair of twin tunnels you'll chance upon in the midst of your journey to the waterfalls! So make sure to snap an Insta-worthy photo for a cool memory of the place.

7. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Kedah

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (also known as Seven Wells Waterfalls) is one of the most popular waterfalls in Langkawi. Named after the seven natural pools formed by the waterfall and streams that cascade down from Machinchang Mountain, it requires physical effort to climb up the several flights of stairs to reach the top! During the rainy season, more water flows down compared to the dry season. If you want to see the full effect, it's best to visit outside the dry season months between January and March. At the very top, you'll find a viewing platform where you can soak in the scenic landscape.

P.S. Don't miss out on these 8 best things to do in Langkawi for your next island getaway.

8. Air Panching Waterfall, Pahang

Located near Kuantan, Air Panching Waterfall is also known as Sungai Pandan Waterfall. If you're driving from KL, all you need to do is get on the Karak Highway and follow signs heading towards Sungai Lembeng. Right before the main fall, you can either make your way to the suspension bridge for a sweeping view of the waterfall or use the trail that'll lead you to the foot of the waterfall.

While we may not be able to travel freely just yet in Malaysia, you can always work on your bucket list by adding these stunning waterfalls to it! Once the situation improves and the time is right, you'll be all set and ready to go ? If you need some travel inspo, you can check out these articles: