Hidden gem Janda Baik offers a quiet nature retreat for the soul.
Situated about 45 km away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Janda Baik is the place where urbanites can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The peaceful traditional village with an estimated population of 1000 people is located in the thick and lush rainforest of Pahang. Although small, Janda Baik receives visitors, both local and international, all year round and has many comfortable accommodations to relax, places to see, and things to do.
Explore the nature and your fitness with jungle trekking. Janda Baik offers guided trekking to interested visitors and is managed by local trekkers who are active in nature preservation works and rescue missions. Breathe in the clear fresh air and treat your eyes to the green scenery. You can also enjoy mountain biking and the 4-Wheel Drive trails.
Those who are up to challenges can hike up Mount Nuang which is the highest mountain in Selangor. Trekkers will have opportunities to witness the exotic flora and fauna the rainforest has to offer.
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Let your troubles flow away with the cool water of the Ulu Tampit Waterfall. Interestingly enough, the waterfall has seven tiers and it takes about 45 minutes of light trekking and hiking through the jungle to reach the top. The walk will be worth it as panoramic and picturesque scenes await you while the clear water just invites you in for a dip.
With a climate that serves between 23° and 28° Celcius during the day and below 22° Celcius in the evenings, Janda Baik offers fresh vegetables and fruits straight from the farm. You can get them at the local market in Bukit Tinggi New Village.
If you are interested in local history, tradition and culture, there is an Orang Asli Museum about 24 km away from Janda Baik.
Don’t shorten the morning by getting up late – rise early and listen to the songs of birds, take a walk in the woods before breakfast, and simply enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of nature. Plan your weekend escape to Janda Baik now.