in Batu Kurau
Batu Kurau is located about 15km from Taiping town. The area still retains its traditional village characteristics. The population is dependent on agriculture and cottage industries, besides tourism related activities including extreme recreational sports. The rustic charm of Batu Kurau is often overlooked.
The rustic charm of Batu Kurau is often overlooked. The emergence of ecotourism has ignited renewed interest for local and foreign tourists to visit here and taste the delicious King of Fruits – durians while learning more about the unique culture of Batu Kurau. Batu Kurau is a labyrinth of waterfalls, rivers, caves and mountains abound.
FISHING AT THE RAPIDS
Besides waterfall, there are many rapids with beautiful cultural environment and nature in abundance. Many good old fishing traditions have been preserved to attract locals and tourists.
There is nothing like embracing and drinking into nature’s beauty while patiently waiting for the fishes to take to the baits.
For many years, there had been rumours that it was possible to climb Bukit Larut from Batu Kurau. By descending from Sri Kayangan, in after a two-hour hike, hikers will link up Bukit Larut with the track from Batu Kurau. Besides the Batu Kurau – Bukit Larut trail, there are other jungle trekking trails that give different kinds of thrills and adventure to explorers.
ROCK CLIMBING & CAVING
WHAT TO EAT ?
Definitely a must-try! Most especially the award-winning durians, and of course the out of this world seafood and equally tempting local spreads. Check in at any by the roadside, or hawkers, or restaurants, you will be left with wanting for more each time…
WHERE TO STAY?
Stay in Taiping or Bukit Merah or Kuala Sepetang at either the inns, hotels or resorts.
Kuala Sepetang for example is only about 40km from Taiping, so you can either choose to spend the night in Taiping or choose to stay at the Happy 8 Retreat @ Kuala Sepetang or nearby hotels which are central enough for you to get close to Batu Kurau.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
Batu Kurau is accessible via train from Taiping. If you’re driving, exit the North-South Expressway at the Taiping Utara Interchange.