Kuala Woh Recreational Forest, Tapah, Perak

 1. heading to Kuala Woh Recreational Forest
1. heading to Kuala Woh Recreational Forest

My trip to Kuala Woh Recreational Forest (Hutan Lipur Kuala Woh) is a continuation of my long standing list of waterfalls and natural recreational parks in Perak to visit.

2. turn this way
2. turn this way
3. property layout plan
3. property layout plan

To give you a rough idea of its location, the park is along Jalan Pahang, that stretches from Tapah to Ringlet, Cameron Highlands. Turn right when you see Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Tujuh (7th milestone) on your left. It is then a short drive to the entrance of the park.

 4. Information Centre - closed during my visit on Sunday
4. Information Centre – closed during my visit on Sunday
5. camping ground
5. camping ground

It was raining cats and dogs when I arrived, but it couldn’t be helped as Sunday was the only day I could pry myself away from my desk. Also, I had thought that after a night of rain, it would let up, but it did not. Anyway, the planned road trip had to go on.

6. chalet area
6. chalet area
 7. herbal garden
7. herbal garden

Kuala Woh Recreational Forest is said to be one of the more established and popular eco-parks in Perak. During my visit, members of Proton Club were there for team building. Yes, in the rain!

8. hot springs area
8. hot springs area
9. a boy enjoying the scenery, unfazed by the drizzle
9. a boy enjoying the scenery, unfazed by the drizzle

There were a few families there as well for picnic but I guess it would be way more crowded if not for the wet weather.

 10. this is the hot springs area
10. this is the hot springs area
11. suspension bridge - maximum ten to cross at a time
11. suspension bridge – maximum ten to cross at a time

Kuala Woh Recreational Forest may not be five-star but they are equipped with basic amenities. They have many signs in the park on the Dos and Don’ts. What are allowed include photography, camping, picnicking (and BBQ), swimming, trekking, nature studying and kayaking.

12. ferocious rapids
12. ferocious rapids
 13. team building activities continue
13. team building activities continue

On the other hand, visitors are not allowed to ride a motorcycle, fish, destroy the plants, start a campfire, cut tress, catch fauna, graffiti, and romancing.

14. changing room cubicles for men and women
14. changing room cubicles for men and women
15. Forestry Gallery - Kuala Woh Amenity Forest
15. Forestry Gallery – Kuala Woh Amenity Forest

Do take precaution when entering the river (Sungai Batang Padang) or hot springs. There is always a risk of contracting communicable diseases. Besides, stay alert for flash floods (kepala air) gushing down from the summit of the hills, which could cause drowning.

16. facilities for wheel-chair bound visitors
16. facilities for wheel-chair bound visitors

There are many signs put up here that visitors are using the facilities at their own risk. Therefore, important phone numbers to note down are:

Pejabat Hutan Daerah Perak Selatan: +605-4011216
Balai Polis Tapah: +605-4011222
Bomba (Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia): +605-4011444

Admission fare to Kuala Woh Recreational Forest:
Adult: RM2
Senior citizen: RM1
Child: RM1
Foreigner: RM5

Parking:
Car: RM2
Motorcycle: RM1
Bus: RM10

Commercial photography: RM200

GPS Coordinates: N 04.24292° E101.32273°
Web: LINK

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13 thoughts on “Kuala Woh Recreational Forest, Tapah, Perak

  1. I love suspension bridge! If the other 9 humans are people I know, I will sure jump and dash through and forth to make thr bridge wobble to scare them xD

  2. Nice place, its not all the time someone look for a five star hotel for relaxation.. This is my kind of ideal place for relaxation, i love staying close to nature. love this.

  3. Heard many beautiful places in Perak but no chance to go yet. Long school holidays also son got to tuition in school too as it’s compulsory.

  4. I love that they have the wheelchair routes! This not only allow them to explore around the forest and able to experience the beauty of the nature too!!

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