for the adventurous
The Ijok 1 Cascades
length of mountain range that runs parallel to the Perak River is
not well publicized. So far there is only one notable fall i.e.
the Kekabu. This particular river too, has another vertical
waterfall further uphill away from the recreation Park. With the
time on hand, you could also scout elsewhere for lesser known
waterfalls, for example:- the Ijok.
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by now a beautiful mountain road cuts across from
Lenggong in Perak to Selama in Kedah. Another road turns
south back into Perak State and Batu Kurau.
cross mountain road will join up an existing road mark in the map
here as Kampong Masjid. If you happen to drop by around April,
the durian from the Upper Perak, further north of the town of
Batu Kurau is unbeatable.
|This road from Lenggong that leads
through the "Pass" is so remote that motorist
will get a chance to see this rare sign- a deer crossing.
||After going through the highest
point at the pass the road starts to descend revealing a
panoramic valley ahead. Here the disappointment begins.
From the lush pristine forested terrain on the Perak
side, at that time we were there, the scene changed to
that of massive deforestation.
Even in this remote
corner, one is made to feel that urbanized area is
nearby. The main road is beautiful, passes through durian
orchards and some rubber trees.
At a short
distance from the "pass" the Ijok 1 as we
called it cuts across the road.
For a remote area,
this waterfall is extremely popular with the locals. On both
occasions, we were there, the rest areas were filled with young
thrill seekers. At the end of the long cascades, the river
collects the water into a deep pool just below the main road.
Then among the boulders towering this pool, one of them has
vertical side. The locals boys used this edge of 6 meters as a
is a long cascades with 3 stages dropping about
100 meters within sight.