Batu Berangkai Falls

State Perak
LocationJln Bt. Berangkai, Kg Bt. Berangkai, Kampar
Coordinates and map 4.30781, 101.16887 / 4.30454, 101.17872 (Upper)
Water SourceSg. Keranji & Sg Majok, Natural Stream
Waterfall ProfileLower & Upper Falls, with Pools
AccessibilityFrom Carpark (Lower) / Hiking, ~1hr (Upper)

Waterfall near Kampar

It does not happen often that you can walk from the town center to a waterfall, but in Kampar it is possible. A 45 minute walk from the Yau Kee restaurant in Kampar (famous for its Roti Ayam) will bring you there. If you come by car from KL, you turn right to Kg Batu Berangkai, just before the Bomba. From this junction it is less than 2 km to the fall. You will pass an Orang Asli village on your way. The access road to the Batu Berangkai Falls parking is rather narrow and only passable by 1 vehicle at a time at many sections. Village homes have been build very close to the road with very little space on the road shoulder. Visitors should drive slowly and carefully.

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This road leads to Kg Batu Berangkai and the fall

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Orang Asli house

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Some shelters have been built along the stream

There is a limited amount of parking space, visitors are advised to follow the directions of the village caretaker to maximize space usage. There is also a parking fee as well. The Batu Berangkai Fall is not spectacular, but it has a nice pool with very clear waters. You can continue your walk upstream for a few more cascades.

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The main waterfall

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The fall has a nice, large pool

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One of the upstream cascades

Further exploration has revealed that more waterfall levels exist beyond the parking area. There is at least 2 more falls before the river confluence and 2 more falls after.

There is a trail on the left of the river that shares the same path with water pipes going upriver. Visitors can follow this trail and will 1st come upon a large deep pool with a short cascade fall. This pool is very deep but has a gentle undercurrent. Further ahead roughly another 200m, visitors will arrive at a 2 tier cascade fall.(Image 7) There is a smaller pool here and safer for visitors to bath and enjoy themselves.

The falls further upriver has a very faint trail and is bushy. Visitors may have to river trek at some sections and should only be attempted by experienced individuals. Visitors will have to cross 2 streams (one big & one small) to navigate the vague trail on the right of the stream. Visitors will pass some short interesting cascades before arriving at the Upper Bt Berangkai Falls.(Image 8) This is a horsetail fall in-between 2 vertical rockface with a deep pool. Directly above it is another fall, a wider horsetail fall with waist deep pool.(Image 9)

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Image 7

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Image 8

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Image 9

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Nowadays you need a permit for many waterfalls. General information here
Present situation for Batu Berangkai Falls : No permit needed

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments

ckchoo 28-08-2009
Been there today. Nice experience, water was cold. Yeah you can drink it so no chorine safe to drink. The first park (lower) pool water seems deep certain area above 5 feet. So I went up to the falls, there I noticed there are more people. Water current not strong kids will have more fun here. Looks like a popular join among UTAR students. Spoke with locals, they are beautifying the pavement with cement and collecting 40 cents every month. The road leading to the falls were in bad shape better walk. Tar road only the front part of the village because the state gov. not doing anything to preserve the area.
elliazhar 28-07-2008
I have been to this place early this year with absolutely no knowledge of the place beforehand. The road to the stream was not easy to find, due to the road works. When we finally got there, it was a very rewarding experience. The water was crystal clear and refreshing.