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Nature Spots To Check Out While In Perlis

Instead of flocking the capital city and the usual urban attractions, why not take the road less travelled and venture out to this northernmost state in Peninsular Malaysia. Perlis may be the smallest state in Malaysia, but it boasts many attractions that appeal to a variety of travellers for many good reasons!

Here are some of the attractions including nature spots and famous local eateries for you to check out while in Perlis!

Perlis State Park

If you identify as a nature enthusiast or an eco-tourist, you will be delighted to visit the Perlis State Park and what it has to offer. Situated on the continuous limestone hills along the Thai border, the park is home to a diverse range of caves including Gua Kelam and Gua Wang Burma.

Credit : Perlis State Park

As it is a must for a guide to be with you at the park, you can arrange for a guide at the park’s visitor centre.

Address: Wang Kelian, Perlis

Contact number of Perlis State Park Visitor’s Centre: +604-977 7578/7898

Taman Eko Rimba Bukit Ayer

12km from Kangar City lies the Taman Eko Rimba Bukit Ayer or Bukit Ayer Amenity Forest.

The park is perfect for a family picnic or a simple hangout surrounded by nature.

The park is well equipped with all kinds of amenities, especially for camping. Basic amenities like an information centre, toilets, prayer room and playground are also available on site.

Address: Jalan Anak Chelong, R119, 01000 Kangar, Perlis

Inquiries: Perlis State Forestry, Km 2 Jalan Kaki Bukit, 01000 Kangar, Perlis Tel : 604 – 9765 966

Perlis Herbal Forest

Another reason why Perlis is great for eco-tourism is the Perlis Herbal Forest (Rimba Herba Perlis). Located in Sungai Batu Pahat, this park functions as an ethnobotany museum which is a genetic bank that houses various types of herbal plants.

You can view and get acquainted with the whopping 1,000 species available at the park collected over the years. Some of the more famous medicinal plants like Tongkat Ali, Misai Kucing and Kacip Fatimah can also be found here.

Address: Sungai Batu Pahat, 01000 Kangar, Perlis

Inquiries: Perlis State Forestry, Km 2 Jalan Kaki Bukit, 01000 Kangar, Perlis Tel : 604 – 9765 966

Bukit Keteri (Keteri Hill)

This magnificent view is probably what draws climbers from all over the world to Perlis. Known as one of the more challenging rock-climbing spots in the world, Bukit Keteri is a karst limestone formation, where limestone towers stood surrounded by the scenic view of paddy fields.

Once you reach the top after a challenging climb, you will be 'greeted' by the amazing view from the top of the mountain.

Address: Bukit Keteri, 02450 Kangar, Perlis

Contact information of Tourism Malaysia Perlis Office: +604-978 1235/9781

Gua Kelam

Gua Kelam is the most popular cave in Perlis and is located about 25 minutes drive from Kangar. There is only one path to the cave, by means of an 8-foot-wide suspension bridge (those afraid of heights beware!)

Once inside, you have nothing to worry about as the interior is well lit and there is a proper pathway for you to navigate through the cave. Keep your eyes peeled for remnants of the former tin mining operation, curious little bats, and an array of limestone formations.

Address: Kaki Bukit, 02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis



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