Chiling Waterfalls (Air Terjun Sungai Chiling)

Often hailed as Selangor’s most beautiful waterfall, the Chiling Waterfalls and Santuari Ikan Sungai Chiling (Mahseer Fish Sanctuary) are located just over an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Together with Gabai Waterfalls, the Chiling falls are situated within Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State Park).

An enjoyable jungle trek takes visitors across streams and rivers, passing exotic plants like wild orchids and bamboo, before reaching the signature 80-meter waterfall overlooking a calm lagoon.

Santuari Ikan Sungai Chiling

The waterfalls and river are also the site of the Mahseer Fish Sanctuary managed by the Selangor Fisheries Department and Selangor Forestry Department.

The main aim of the sanctuary is to provide a safe haven for mahseer fish. Today, the area has become an important habitat and natural breeding grounds for the fish who roam the creeks along the river to the main waterfall area.


Tel: +603 6064 1214 (Pejabat Perikanan Daerah Hulu Selangor)


Website:,, Facebook of Jabatan Perikanan Hulu Selangor (Fisheries Department)


44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

Opening hours

Saturdays and Sundays only: 8.00am – 6.00pm. Closed during public holidays.

The entire site is closed to visitors from Monday to Friday. No night activities are allowed.

Price/Entrance fee

RM1.00 per person.


How to get to Chiling Waterfalls

The falls are around 20 km from Kuala Kubu Baru, the capital of Hulu Selangor district. PLUS highway makes it convenient to travel towards Kuala Kubu Bahru (“KKB”).  From the KKB exit, drive towards Fraser’s Hill. You should pass the Selangor Dam and a bridge crossing Chiling River after which you reach a carpark. Walk towards an arch visible on the right side of the road.

When you’re there

You will come across a defoliated area with a few wooden buildings housing the registration booth where you write your particulars down and pay the entrance fee.

There are 6 river crossings en route to the main waterfall. A suspension bridge on the right of the registration booth is the first crossing.

It is important to make a left turn at the 4-way junction you come across after descending the bridge. Turning right takes you back to the river you just crossed. Going straight means hiking up away from the water.

Look out for river crossings marked with steel signs as well as red plastic bags tied around nearby trees. The river bottom is rocky and slippery making your choice of footwear as important as your ability to maintain your balance. The water goes waist-deep at certain points; you’ll start noticing the harmless Kelah (mahseer) fish swimming around the river. Note that fishing is strictly prohibited.

After trekking for around 40 minutes, you’ll reach the main waterfall which welcomes you with its mighty roar. On busy days, the area may be crowded but know that the turnaround at the pool can be rather fast due to how chilly it can get.

Those looking for more adventure may climb up steep slopes toward the second waterfall (not accessible) and thereafter the third and last waterfall which offers more private and quiet enclosures ideal for picnics.



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    • Muhammad aliff on August 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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    Hello. Boleh tolong beritahu Santuari Sungai Chiling dibuka atau tidak waktu PKPP ini?

      • on August 5, 2020 at 4:50 am
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      Untuk makluman Sungai Chiling masih belum dibuka. Kerja-kerja naik taraf sedang dijalankan, terima kasih.

      For your information, the Chiling River has not yet been reopened. Upgrading work is underway, thank you.

      • abby on October 28, 2021 at 8:47 pm
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      hai alif ,nak tanya sg chiling sudah dibuka ke sekarang>?

    • Hena on August 7, 2020 at 11:23 am
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    Good morning

    Roughly when the route will be reopen?

      • on August 7, 2020 at 1:27 pm
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      Sg Chiling is temporarily closed due to the MCO and RMCO as well as upgrading works. For reopening dates please see the Facebook page for Hulu Selangor Fisheries Department listed above.

      • Zahid on August 28, 2021 at 2:36 pm
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      Sg chilling buka x skrg nie

    • fatin on August 13, 2020 at 12:35 pm
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    HI saya cuba calltiada jawapan. Boleh berikan nombor telefon yang boleh di hubungi?

    1. Hi, sila hubungi Jabatan Perikanan Hulu Selangor melalui laman Facebook mereka yang tertera di atas.

    • Arif on August 21, 2020 at 10:25 am
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    Hi, Chilling waterfalls dah buka ke? and is it okay to go by alone?

    1. Sukacita dimaklumkan Santuari Ikan Sungai Chiling akan dibuka dan beroperasi semula bermula September 2020 (Sabtu & Ahad sahaja) bermula dari jam 8 pagi hingga 5 petang. Sekian terima kasih.

    • afzanizam on August 24, 2020 at 9:02 am
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    Cant wait Santuari Ikan Sungai Chiling to reopen soon

    • Aeman on September 6, 2020 at 11:27 pm
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    Hye..boleh buat aktiviti berkhemah ke di Sungai Chiling?

    1. Hi, aktiviti malam termasuk berkhemah tidak dibenarkan di Sungai Chiling.

    • Uday on September 10, 2020 at 8:05 am
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    Is Chiling open now?

    1. We are pleased to inform that starting September 2020, the Chiling River Fish Sanctuary has reopened (Saturday & Sunday only, 8am to 5pm). Thank you.

    • Jeevan on September 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    Hi team, is chilling waterfalls open to public now?

    1. Hi, the place was reopened on 1 September 2020.

    • Raghav on September 25, 2020 at 10:09 am
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    Hi, is chilling waterfall open all days? Can you please publish the operational timings please.

    1. Hi, the operational hours and days are indeed published above.

    • Aqmaa on December 8, 2020 at 12:41 pm
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    Salam nak tanya sg chilling masih ditutup atau sudah dibuka sekarang?

    • Hafeeza on March 10, 2021 at 11:47 am
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    Hi, May I know whether Sg Chilling is open or not?

    1. Santuari Ikan Sungai Chiling ditutup dari 2 March 2021 sehingga pemberitahuan selanjutnya dibuat. Ini kerana pihak jabatan akan menjalankan kerja-kerja penyelenggaraan kemudahan awam dan bagi tujuan pemuliharaan ikan.

    • John on March 17, 2021 at 12:42 pm
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    HI. I would like to organise a conservation oriented trip by expats living in Mont Kiara. May I know if the fish sanctuary and waterfalls have reopened?

    1. The Chiling River Fish Sanctuary is closed from 2 March 2021 until further notice is made. This is because the fisheries department will be carrying out maintenance work on public facilities and for the purpose of fish conservation.

    • khadijah on April 1, 2021 at 9:56 am
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    Hai.. May I know if it is already opened on 1st April 2021?

    1. Hello, it is still closed until further notice.

    • Cammy on April 7, 2021 at 12:20 pm
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    Hai.. Can I know 1st of May is Public Holiday are your open already?

    • Lim Siew Kim on April 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm
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    May I know the Chiling fish sanctuary is open on 17/4/2021?

    • Yang ME on April 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm
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    hello, is Chiling waterfalls open already? tomorow saturday planning to go.

    • BM on April 25, 2021 at 11:52 am
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    May know if the waterfall will be opened next week (2nd of may?). Thank you

    • ILMA on September 4, 2021 at 11:53 pm
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    Salam, may i know if the waterfall will be opened for fully vaccinated people? Thank you.

      • Ragavendran on September 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm
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      Will Chilling waterfall will be open after 10 September 2021 for fully vaccinated people?

        • Shamel on November 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm
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        Still closed. I went there last week ago

    • Nur aisyah on September 7, 2021 at 9:56 pm
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    hi sekarang sudah buka ke

    • Iqbal Samad on September 9, 2021 at 7:40 pm
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    Hi , I wonder if Sungai Chilling is now re-open for fully vaccinated people ? Thanksss

    1. Update (10 Sep 2021):
      Sg. Chiling masih lagi ditutup kepada orang ramai kerana kerja-kerja penambahbaikan (yang terpaksa dihentikan sementara semasa PKP) masih lagi dijalankan. Sg. Chiling dijangkakan akan dibuka pada tahun hadapan (2022).

      Sg, Chiling is still closed to the public as upgrading work (which had to be stopped temporarily during the MCO) is still underway. Sg. Chiling is expected to reopen next year (2022).

    • Alif on October 29, 2021 at 3:39 pm
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    Hai.. boleh tau tak bila nak bukak..

    • bunnyrabbit on October 30, 2021 at 1:59 pm
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    When Sg Chilling will be open for fully vaccinate people ? I wish 7th November will be open ’cause i’ve plan to go there.

    • ezza on November 1, 2021 at 3:04 pm
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    hai.. sungai chiling dah dibuka ke?

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