Lata Payong

State Perak
LocationNear Kg Kuak, west of Lake Cenderoh
Coordinates and map N 05 0.553' E 100 55.255'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileNear Vertical falls
AccessibilityTrekking

The Bintang mountains, West of the main Titiwangsa range, have quite a number of waterfalls, for example Perahu and Kekabu. In between these two falls there is a relatively unknown waterfall, Lata Payung. Access is from the Kuala Kangsar-Grik road (76). Take care, coming from the South, to take the old 76 road at kg Ngor. Near Kg Kuak you turn left into small road (coordinates N4 59.70 E100 55.92) leading to a small kampung where you can park your car. It is advisable to ask for directions here, or take a guide, as the trail forks several times passing the village gardens.

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House in the kampung

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Trail head

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First through plantations

It is not a long hike until you enter the jungle and reach the river. This river has actually three falls, first you will reach the Bayas fall. From there keeping the river to your left, you will reach Lata Payung after a few hundred meters.

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Following the stream

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The Bayas fall

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Climbing up

The fall is quite tall and impressive. Not a big pool, but you can take a refreshing bath and shower. It is possible to climb to the top of the fall, at the left side of the river. Careful, the rocks can be slippery. From the top you are rewarded with a nice view of Lake Cenderoh, deep down.

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Lata Payong

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Upper part of the fall

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View of lake Cenderoh from the top

There is a third fall, not yet visited by us

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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