Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is said to be the most beautiful waterfall in Langkawi.
Known to the locals as Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, its name means Seven Well Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Langkawi’s second highest mountain, Mount Machinchang. The total vertical fall is 91 metres.
Legend has it that the fairies were so captivated by the beauty of the place that they made Telaga Tujuh as their bathing place. As they bathed in the pools, healing powers are said to be instilled into the water of these pools. The surrounding foliages near the pools are also said to be left by the fairies.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is located in Pantai Kok area, close to Oriental Village where the cable car ride takes place.
The climb to the top of the waterfalls is steep with two options. You can either (1) walk along the steep service road or (2) take the stairs from the car park that goes all the way up to the top. There are 640 steps to climb and the total altitude to reach the top is about 480 metres. There are signs on the way to show how many steps and height are remaining.
However, if you are tired and not fit for a strenuous exercise, there is a lower area with pools and food stalls to enjoy. The lower pools take about 5-10 mins to reach.
The waterfall is surrounded by forest and you are likely to spot macaques / monkeys, hornbills and giant squirrels along the way.
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Once at the top, you can see lovely natural infinity pools formed by the streams. The gushing water have smoothened the rocks and formed a natural water slide into a pool. One is unable to resist but slide down the rock surface into the shallow pool.
Photo: Langkawi Gazette
Do not stand on the edge of a rock. The slipper rocks may cause a bad fall.
Do not go beyond the barricade area that has prominent warning signs. Accidents may cause fatality.
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Getting there: Drive (parking is charged at RM2 per entry) or grab a taxi there but ensure that you request for the taxi driver to wait for you for the return trip. It is a nightmare trying to get a passing taxi especially on a weekday.
Operating Hours: Opens all the time but please remember that the area can turn dark fast during late afternoons due to the thick forest canopy.
Entrance fee: Free