Adventure Travel in Malaysia
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Tempurung, Kandu Cave & Kellie's Castle
Day 1 - By 07.00 am depart to Gopeng Town, breakfast at Gopeng Town� (wet market - one will find� all kinds of food from noodles, bread, coffee, tea, rice & etc.......) for 45 minutes, visit Kellie's Castle for 30 minutes than we drive to the mouth of Kandu Cave, Change into your caving attire than commence caving for 3 to 5 hours, depending on the size of the group. Once we are out of the cave, participants should change their clothing before getting into the bus/van. Drive for 30 minutes before reaching the waterfall (Lata Kinjang Waterfall), this is where you and the group will be cleaning up. By late evening we should be in Kampar Town for our dinner. After dinner explore the town for 1 and 1/2 hours then we head back to Ulu Chepor for the night.Day 2 - 09.00 am - Breakfast at Gopeng town for 45 minutes then we drive to the mouth of Gua Tempurung, Change to your caving attire than commence caving for 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the group. Once we are out of the cave, participants are required to change their clothing (changing rooms, showers & toilets are available in the vicinity of Tempurung Cave) before boarding the bus/van. Then drive to waterfall for cool dip for an hour or so. Drive back to Kuala Lumpur with a stop at Tapah town or Bidor town for an early dinner, by 8 pm we should reach Kuala Lumpur.
Tempurung Cave - One of the most majestic White Marble & Limestone formations in Malaysia is�the Tempurung Mountain. Concealed within this limestone massif in an intricate�system of caves of magnificent proportions forming a honeycomb inside the�limestone hill. These caves are actually a breath-taking gallery of Stalagmites, Stalactites, Rim Stone Pools, Curtains, Straws, Flowstones, Crystals, Pillars &�other amazing rock formations, which are a sample of superb speleological wonders found only in this part of the world. Tempurung Cave is the main attraction here. The cave meanders under the limestone hill forming a tunnel of wondrous and endless rock formations that run from East to West with a stream running through�it nearly 1.9 KM in length. In early 1950 to 1960 this cave was used by the Communist as a hide out as there are drawings and writings (in mandarin) found on the wall at the Rolls Royce Chamber and also you will see some tools left by Communist & miners (mining for Tin) in early 1970's at the Gergasi Chamber and a beautiful hanging rock garden at Alam Chamber.
Tempurung cave is suitable for beginners (for educational caving) as well as for the adventurous one, as you walk in to this cave you will see almost all cave formations and it is one of the most beautiful caves in Malaysia besides Mulu Caves & Pasir Dagang Cave.
Kandu Cave - Kandu cave consists of 3 sections with 4 entrances, the most frequently used�entrance is�located in the second section of the cave, Kandu is a direct opposite�of the Tempurung�cave. Where Tempurung is wet and immense, Kandu is dry,�dusty, and narrow: where�Tempurung is visually astounding, Kandu is physically demanding. The best section of the�cave is a narrow downward chamber surrounded�with crystals everywhere you turn, but the damage or impact to the crystals are getting greater day by day as tourists and locals are pocketing them as they leave the crystal passage, wanting to keep them as souvenirs or selling it to someone............. To get�to the chamber, one has to walk over�branches wedged between rocks which do not seem�to have a bottom.Kandu�provides an interesting adventure caving opportunity with its�many narrow passages with a little climb here and there..
Lata Kinjang Waterfall - A visit to Tempurung & Kandu is incomplete without a visit to Lata Kinjang,�ie Kinjang Water-falls. The falls are awesome with its meters high cascade that�can even be seen from the North-South Highway. The falls flow becomes a river�that provides families and sun seekers the opportunity to bathe in its cool waters.�There are some facilities in this area, such as Toilets, Shower, Food Stalls,�Souvenir Shop & etc.
Batu Berangkai Waterfall - This Waterfall is located in the heart of Kampar Town. The difference between�these two water-falls is that, there are no facilities at this waterfall (Batu Berangkai) & the falls�are not as high as the Kinjang Waterfalls, the scenery is beautiful for photographers. The crowd in this waterfall is not as�bad as in the Kinjang Waterfalls but do expect some picnickers or sun seekers on weekends and public holidays. The water is cool and just right for a dip.
Kellie's Castle - This amazing leftover from colonial times is set by a small river about�30 KM South West of Ipoh. The castle referred to is in fact an old unfinished� mansion. It was to be one in the mould of great colonial houses, complete�with Moorish-style windows & even a lift. A wealthy British Plantation Owner,� William Kellie Smith, who lived in a splendid mansion in this area in the early�19th century, commissioned the building of the "Castle", which was to be the�home of his (as yet unborn) son. The house was never occupied, as he died�before the castle could be completed.
What to Bring - Change of Clothing, Towel, Toiletries, Sneakers, Sandals and Shoes.
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