Jeram Penitih

State Terengganu
LocationWest of Kemasik
Coordinates and map N 04 26.87' E 103 21.64'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileMultiple falls
Accessibility4WD and trekking

The Penitih waterfalls are located in a remote region between the Coastal Highway 3 and the Inland Highway 14. Follow the signs for Bandar Seri Bandi. A signboard tells you where the plantation road to the waterfalls starts. During our visit the palm oil plantation was being rejuvenated, giving the landscape a desolate outlook. The road quality was reasonable, but a 4WD is advisable.

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Signboard at the beginning of the plantation road.

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A desolate landscape

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Finally, the start of the jungle

After another 2 km through secondary jungle, the road ends at the Penitih stream. A clear trail follows the river, which you have to cross several times. The water is extremely clear. A pleasant 15 minute walk brings you to the first waterfall.

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A pleasant river walk

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The first waterfall

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With a few local visitors

Continuing the trail you will hear the small second fall (not easy to reach) and in about ten minutes you will arrive at the beautiful third fall. Pristine surroundings.

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The third fall

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With a beautiful pool

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View from the side

There was no time to explore further upstream where there should be (many)more falls. The third fall is at an altitude of 140 m only, while the river has its origins at Bukit Kundur (565 m)

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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