About Temurun Waterfall
Temurun Waterfall is located at the Mat Cincang Nature Park in the Datai Bay area of Malaysia. It cascades from the northern incline of the 850 m high Mat Cincang Mountain. The fall is one of the tallest and a three-step natural waterfall. The collective height of all the 3 tiers of the Temurun Waterfall is about 200 meters.
The stream coming from the steep slope forms a small pond at the footsteps of the hill. The pond is not very deep but good enough for swimming and bathing. Most tourists and locals enjoy diving off the adjacent cliff.
The first tier of the waterfall is at a walkable distance (5-minute walk) from the car parking area, located on the main road. Visitors take the paved pathway to reach atop the first tier. The cemented pathway with railing on one side through the thick woods provides a romantic touch to the surroundings. The pathway rises gradually upwards although some steps are steeper than the others.
The several summerhouses or canopy styled structures located along the way provide shade and comfort to the visitors. Visitors enjoy taking a break at these gazebos and soak in the scenic vistas. Tourists climb 10m to reach the top tier. The 30 m waterfall at the top tier, which forms a 100 ft natural pool entices the trekkers. The stunning panoramas, the myriad colorful butterflies, birds, and squirrels allure the visitors.
How to Reach Temurun Waterfall
1. By Road: The distance between Langkawi and Temurun Waterfall is approximately 40 km. Taxis are the most popular type of transport on the island. Though they are expensive, they can transport tourists to their preferred destination (TemurunWatefal or their hotel).
Rentals (self-driven) are another option. If visitors know driving and manage left-hand driving, then this mode of transport is cheaper than taxis. Plenty of car rental services are available on the island.
Visitors have a driving license in their country, another choice to try out is the rental motorbikes, scooters and bicycle rentals.
2. By Rail: No information.
3. By Bus: There is no proper public bus transport system in Langkawi.
What Not to Miss at Temurun Waterfall
Places to visit near Temurun Waterfall
1. Pasir Tengkorak Beach: The secluded beach with soft white sands, pristine clear waters, and banked by thick forests is located 4 km from Datai Bay. Its recreational activities such as swimming, trekking, camping, and sunbathing will give the visitors’ their money’ worth fun and entertainment.
2. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi: Locally known as Taman Buaya, the adventure land is spread over an extensive area of 20 acres. While half of the area is used for crocodile farming, the other 10 acres are used as an adventure land. It houses more than 1000 saltwater crocodiles of different types and alligators.
The different sections in the farm like Juvenile Crocodile pond, Species pond, Hooking pond, Show ponds, and bridge pond keeps the visitors' interest perked up. Crocodile feeding and Crocodile stunt show draw whistles and applause from the tourists
3. Seven Well Waterfalls: Seven Well Waterfalls, locally known as Telaga Tujuh, is situated in the Pantai Kok area, which is near Oriental village and Langkawi Sky cab. The water cascading down the second-highest mountain “Mount Mat Cincang’ of Langkawi, forms seven pools at different levels.
The top of the 91 m falls can be reached by climbing a total of 638 steps. The journey takes visitors through rainforests inhabited by amazing flora and fauna.
4. Langkawi SkyCab: It is one of the prominent attractions in Langkawi Island.The 2.2 km aerial journey by the Sky cab between Oriental bridge at Teluk Burau and the summit of Machinchang (Langkawi Sky Bridge) enable visitors to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the rainforests and adjoining islands.
5. Langkawi Sky Bridge: The Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 410 ft (125 m) arched pedestrian cable-supported bridge, located 2200 ft above the sea level at the top of Gunung Mat cincang mountain. Visitors can enjoy the mind blowing view of the vast expanse of the sea, islands, mountains, and rainforests.
Other Essential Information About Temurun Waterfall
1. Timings: The Waterfall is open 365 days a year and 24 hrs a day.
2. Entry Fee: Free. There is no entry fee.
3. Location: Hutan Lipur Air Terjun Temburun, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, Langkawi Island.
4. Height: The total height of the Temurun Waterfalls is 200 m.
5. Best Time to Visit Temurun Waterfall: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
6. Distance from Langkawi city center: Temurun Waterfalls 40 km from the Langkawi city center.
Places to Stay near Temurun Waterfall (Camps and Homestays)
1. Berjaya Langkawi Resort (8.3 km –Rs. 11,106): A resort set at the edge of the rainforest and extending into pristine waters, the place is a dream that comes true. A range of luxurious chalets built on stilts offers an unbelievable experience.
2. The Datai Langkawi (4.3 km- Rs. 53,405): An array of accommodations, each better than the other, puts the visitors under pressure over selection. The 54 canopy collections, 40 rainforest villas, 14 beach villas coupled with many dining options, Spa and wellness center make it a paradise.
3. Hideout Langkawi (4 km – Rs. 4284): The 11 beachfront chalets built on stilts with patios amidst beautiful landscape offers visitors an insight into nature and unique experience. The rooms with conventional amenities and free breakfast offer a basic yet comfortable stay for the budgeted class.
4. Padimas Village Inn (4.4 km – Rs. 2,142): The 11 air conditioning rooms featuring fully furnished kitchen and wide range of facilities like satellite TV, private bathrooms, etc. offers money’s worth comforts. Its proximity to various tourist places and availability of cycle and car rental services makes it a viable hotel for the economy class.
5. The Andaman Resort, Langkawi (3.5 km – Rs. 20,524): The Andaman is engulfed between lush green rainforests on one side and the azure Andaman Sea on the other side. Words fall short to explain the beauty of the surroundings. The accommodation, dining, Spa & Wellness are world-class.
6. The Danna Langkawi (6.9 km –Rs. 28,152): The 5-star luxury retreat, located in the vicinity of the enchanting Andaman Sea, offers customized services and exciting accommodation.
Places to Eat near Temurun Waterfall
1. The Beach Club & Beach Bar (0 km): The Beach Club & Beach Bar is a heaven for revelers and social drinkers. Its open bar and restaurant seating area under shaded trees with the Andaman Sea in the background or canopied dining section with outdoor kitchen enhances the experience multifold. Freshly grilled seafood, artisanal pizzas, delicious snacks, and signature cocktails gratify the visitors' taste buds.
2. Jala Seafood Restaurant (7.9 km): An Al-fresco sand floor Jala restaurant at the Andaman resort offers native Malay and western-type seafood cuisines. Its la carte menu consisting of poultry, beef, and seafood prepared according to visitor’s bespoken cooking method, condiments, and sauces satisfies the stomach and heart.
3. The Pavilion (8.2 km): The Pavilion built on 30 m stilts gives the hotel a semblance floating on the rainforests. Gourmets can look forward to a journey of epicurean delights of authentic Thai cuisines cooked with exotic herbs by Thai chefs.
4. Mare Blu Italian Ristorante (6.7 Km): It is an open informal restaurant on the beach, which allures visitors with Italian delicacies such as pizzas, sandwiches, etc coupled with a variety of drinks.
5. The Gulai House (7.9 km): The conventional Kampung interior decoration, pastoral dining tables, subtle lighting blends with the natural environment and heightens the dining experience. Gastronomical dishes and a variety of wines satiate the senses.
Tips for Visiting Temurun Waterfall
1. It is difficult for people who cannot climb or trek.
2. Travelers are requested to carry their own bottled mineral water & snacks.
3. It is advisable to wear proper comfortable shoes.
4. The 3-Tiga restaurant near the car parking lot provides local Malay food at affordable prices.
5. Visitors are advised to be wary of overcharging by taxi drivers. Visitors should do preliminary research about the place they desire to visit and its approximate tariff rates. It is better to engage a
metered taxi or haggle about prices before hiring.
6. Tourists should keep their valuables and cash tucked in a safe place. Theft and burglary are common.
7. Visitors should always carry a copy of their ID with them.
8. Vacationers are advised not to indulge in excess alcohol consumption or narcotics.
9. Trekkers should beware of monkeys. They are notorious for snatching eatables and mobiles from the unsuspecting visitors.
10. Visitors are requested to keep the surroundings clean and not litter plastic bottles and waste in the area.