Home to seven majestic waterfalls, Kanching rainforest is tucked away in between Rawang and Kuala Lumpur.
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A natural wonder and testament to Mother Nature’s marvellous handiwork, Taman Eko Rimba Kanching boasts an impressive multi-tiered waterfall and Hopea subalata (Merawan Kanching) forest trees found nowhere else in the world.
Ensconced in lush vegetation and greenery, the waterfalls, which are located a mere 35 minutes drive from the city centre, are a paradise for the senses.
The impressive seven-tier waterfall is no doubt the star attraction here. Concrete steps have been constructed to make it easier for visitors to reach the waterfalls.
All 7 levels of Kanching Waterfall can be accessed, although with increasing difficulty. As a result, the higher up you go the fewer people you’ll encounter and the less litter you’ll be confronted with.
A concrete stairway and path connects lower levels 1 through 4, while Level 5 and 6 are reached via a well worn footpath. Level 7 is the hardest and furthest away to get to and requires climbing up a steep and sometimes rocky trail.
This place is actually pretty close to the city, so it does get quite a large number of visitors during the holiday season. It’s a great spot for picnics, camping, swimming and jungle trekking, too.
To reach the astounding waterfall, visitors need to trek along a trail that is quite easy. The trail leading to Kanching Waterfall is sheltered by rich and beautiful greenery, giving the sensation that you are in your own little world.
7.00am to 5.30pm daily.
Entrance fees: RM1.00 (per person), RM2.00 (per car for parking).
Taman Eko Rimba Kanching is part of a trio of forest parks in Rawang located next to each other, with the other two being Taman Eko Rimba Templer and Taman Eko Rimba Komenwel.
It is also some 15km from FRIM, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, another recreational forest park worth visiting.
How to get to Kanching Waterfall
About 13 km from Rawang town, Kanching Waterfall is located next to Templer Park and Commonwealth Forest Park Falls.