Lata Kinjang

State Perak
LocationNear Chenderiang
Coordinates and map N04 18.14' E101 15.38'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileTall cascades, vertical fall
AccessibilityFrom carpark

This waterfall is one of the best known falls in Malaysia, because it can be seen very well from the N-S highway. But many people have never actually visited the fall, because the access road is not straightforward. Coming from KL via the N-S highway, you take the Tapah exit and continue north on the trunk road nr 1. Follow the signboards to Chenderiang. Past this village the road to the falls is clearly indicated. At the end of this raod, there are hawker stalls and you can park your car.

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The fall is clearly signposted

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Hawker stalls and carpark

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From the carpark it is only a short walk to the lower cascades.

Lata Kinjang is one of the tallest falls of Malaysia. From the highway only the middle part with the huge cascade can be seen. Cement steps bring you to a suspension bridge at the beginning of the main cascade

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The suspension bridge is visible halfway

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Part of the cascade below the bridge

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The suspension bridge.

At the bridge the cemented steps come to an end and so does the easy part of this waterfall. On both sides of the cascade you can climb further up, but the trail is sometimes vague and relentlessly steep. But you get a reward. At the top of the cascade there is a last, vertical fall.

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View from the bridge downstream

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View from the bridge. Life can be fun!

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The last fall is invisible from the highway.

From the top of the cascade the view of the surrounding landscape with deep down the N-S highway, is spectacular.

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The last fall has a beautiful pool.

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The highway, deep down

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Spectacular views

It is possible to climb up further, to the delapidated pump station, but you must take care, orienteering is not always easy. To go down, you can cross the stream and find your way down. through the neglected rubber plantations. Not easy, this is Orang Asli country, there are numerous vague trails, and take care about traps! If you keep left, going down, you should come across the Lata Yuk. We almost got lost once, so take care.

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


amme 21-05-2010
i wanna do my high school reunion there...is it safe 4 us 2 go there?how long it takes from penang 2 reach there?
micheginny 04-10-2008
The hanging bridge is out of order when i visited on 1st Oct
cala1900 23-06-2008
May i know how long is the trek to the top of the waterfall (pump) from the base (car park?)
ykin 22-04-2008
There is some construction undergo,they are building few shelter,so park your car near the toilet,dont go in.I went there middle janaury,the falls is not well taken care,you can see trash alont the way to the bridge,some visitor is burning things,you can see can and disposal tupperware on the rock and also in the water,it is a good place for visitor to have fun and the locals to earn money if they keep the place clean.
jeremy goh 25-04-2007
could someone tell me an easy way to get to the top? i have been up twice and it is indeed a beautiful sight. past the pump station, there is a rather swift and river. the volume of water is quite alot. however i only got up 3 times by directly bashing up the slopes and vegetation on the left side of the falls. i wish to bring my gf up there but she\'ll only make it if there is a proper trail. pls advise
Thierry Bedos 03-02-2007
just went there last week (end Jan 2007). Going up to the top was very steep but the view was great indeed. From the top we found a track going down on the right of the fall, which was an easy descent all the way to the stalls. To go up with this trail, cross the stream near the stalls, and look for a trail going up to a small hut and then further to the rubber tree plantations.
wl 27-09-2006
Not many stalls as in the photo during my visit. Parking fee was RM1. It's about 20 minutes drive from the Tapah exit.
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