Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Perak Map
  Ipoh Map (State Capital)
 
  History & Traditional Performance
  Shopping & Dining
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Nature & Adventure Travel
  Cultural Destination
  Fun & Excitement Holiday
  Heritage Sites
  Hot Springs & Waterfalls
  Island Holiday
  Museums & Galleries
   
  Ipoh (State Capital):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Gunung Korbu Forest Reserve
  The Lost World Of Tambun
   
  Gerik:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Rafflesia Wonderland
  Royal Belum Forest Reserve
  Temenggor Lake
   
  Gopeng:
 
  General Info
 
  Gua Tempurung (Cave)
  Kampar River White Water Rafting
   
  Kuala Gula:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
   
  Kuala Kangsar:
 
  General Info
 
  City Attraction
  Deer & Ostrich Farm
  Keris & Parang Making
  Tekad Benang & Labu Sayong
   
  Lumut:
 
  General Info
 
  Pulau Pangkor Island
  Pulau Pangkor Laut Island
  Pulau Sembilan Island
  Teluk Batik Beach
   
  Pasir Salak:
 
  General Info & Attraction
   
  Taiping:
 
  General Info
 
  Bukit Larut
  Kota Ngah Ibrahim
  Malaysia Oldest Prison
  Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
  Old Clock Tower
  Perak Museum
  Rustic Kuala Sepetang
  Taiping Lake Gardens
  Uniquely Zoo Taiping
   
  Tapah:
 
  General Info
 
  Kuala Woh Recreational Park
  Lata Iskandar Waterfall
  Lata Kinjang Waterfall
  Sungai Klah Hot Springs
 
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

GERIK : Tourist Attraction

 
 

TASIK RABAN (LAKE)

 

 

Tasik Raban is the only major natural freshwater lake in Perak and has several bodies of water that stretch out from both sides of the road that runs to Gerik. The water is placid and serene, blue hills form the background and dumps of aquatic grass and vegetation riddle the lake and break the flow, adding to a sense of mystery and adventure especially if you choose to explore the place by boat Behind every island like dumps of vegetation, a new vista unfolds.

 

From the shore itself, you will see traditional fishing boats in the distance, adding a serene feel to the ambiance. There are also several restaurants and stalls with some offering local freshwater fish dishes. Raban lake supports a small aquaculture industry and you can see some of the numerous tilapia fish cages by the shores of the lake. If you have the time, you may spend some moments with the farmers to discover interesting facts about inland fish farming. There is also a new rest house and a several chalets for those who wish to spend the night here.

 
 

LATA KEKABU

 

A couple of kilometres on the western side of the lake and down the slopes of the Bintang Range. tumbles a refreshingly dean and cool body of water called Lata Kekabu. The area around the waterfall and the stream that ensues is a now a forest recreational park complete with basic facilities such as a car park, hanging bridges, rest shades, brick walking paths, camping area, dormitories, restrooms, and picnic areas. The air here is soothing and the ambiance serene. Huge trees remind you that the forest here is primary. The tracks that run along the flow of the water takes you higher and higher till you reach a main fall, with water falling some 30m down a boulder wall into a catchments pool.

 

The misty spray that ensues engulfs the surrounding bringing crisp to the sultry tropical jungle heat. This is the water that flows a few hundred metres through the recreational park, allowing countless number of visitors the opportunity to refresh in its rejuvenating caress. Apart from its natural bounty, which the place has to offer its visitors, there is also an air of mystery to the surroundings of Lata Kekabu, compounded by the shady darkness that comes from the huge trees and layers of vegetation. The whole place offers a unique feel that is not often experienced in most other forest recreational parks.

 
 

LENGGONG VALLEY - PERAK MAN (ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE)

 

The Lenggong town and the whole place itself exudes a laid back atmosphere that belies the fact that you are just about a little more than an hours drive away from lpoh and couple more from Kuala Lumpur. The Lenggong valley also has many limestone hills that hide another secret - caves. And these caves used to be the home to men many thousand years ago, making this place an important archaeological site. Few will realise that the Lenggong valley has yielded some of the oldest finds including ancient skeletons, tools, pottery, weapons, and drawings, which are all currently preserved and exhibited at the Lenggong Archeological Museum located at Kota Tampan.

 

The Lenggong Valleys emergence as an important archaeological site came with discoveries of evidences revealing early human settlements with the most famous finding being the Perak Man. Its the 11,000 years old human skeletal remains that were discovered in 1991. With 100,000 year-old stone tools found at at Kampung Geluk, and Kampung Temelong, other findings also suggest that this was the site for bronze manufacturing during the Bronze Age.

 
 

LAWIN WATERFALL

 

The drive continues north to Gerik and will take you through the village town of Lawin. Comprising just several shops and many villages, this is also the place where the lovely Lawin waterfall flows through a serene recreational forest that comes with facilities for picnics, camping, and trekking. There are shades here, a car park, restrooms, and even stalls selling drinks and snacks on weekends. The water is delightfully cool and refreshing.

 
 

GERIK'S GIANT PYRAMID - GUNUNG KENDERUNG

 

One of the most imposing landmarks near Gerik town, the pyramid-like 1,223m Gunung Kenderung.

 

With a large part of the mountain comprising 70 to 80 degrees slope, it is a challenge that attracts many hardy climbers to test their mettle attempting the overnight climb. Viewing the mountain from a logging camp by the Gerik to Baling expressway, the mountain?s peak above 900m seem barren, no thanks to the forest fire, but its lower slopes are cloaked in rich forest where wild animals including tigers and elephants, still roam. A fit climber will take at least four hours to reach the peak but six is a more conservative number of hours for the climb. The mountain also does not have water sources so climbers have to bring along adequate supply. The view from the mountain peak is described as fantastic for you get unhindered 360 degrees vistas of the surrounding lowland and the distant mountain ranges unless the day gets cloudy and nothing can be seen from the top.

 
 
 
GERIK : Tourist Attraction
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA