What we liked about Poring Hot Springs is they had not over developed the area. There was a definite area set aside for the commercial purpose: Administration, accommodation, stalls and retail, restaurants etc.A 5 minute walk and we were onto the walking trails, some well paved, but others just rough tracks where you had to be aware of low...more
Approximately 10 minutes drive from Poring Hot Springs our bus stopped roadside and we were informed there was a Rafflesia in flower approximately 15 minutes walk into the national park.The government now allows the local people to exhibit these protected flowers in their natural habitat. This allows the local people to earn a living from tourism...more
We had a 10 to 15 minute walk along a rugged track to reach the Rafflesia flower. The walk was easy as long as you watched your footing as it would be easy to trip over.We were in a group of 18 and all made the distance, some quicker than others. Along the way we crossed a creek, climed up rough sections of the track, stopped to rest and enjoy the...more
Poring Hot Springs is famous for its hot pools and they have been developed as a international tourist attraction. The hot pools are attractive, clean and also have shelter from the sun. A modern "Theme Park style" series of swimming pools are located close to the hot pools.more
Once on the Canopy Walkway it took some time to gain confidence, but you have time on your hands as once on it you cannot get off, you have to continue forward and there are 6 walkways in all to be completed before you arrive at the exit.By the time I was on the third walkway i was used to the centre wobble, could look downwards, and move forward...more
This was the major challenge of the day, to climb the 45 degree jungle track to the top of the hill where we could then commence the Canopy Treetop Walk. 15 of our group (3 declined the challenge) commenced and all made it, some quicker than others. Certainly a challenge for the average person, but for our group, all but 2 in their sixties, it was...more
Wave down a bus along the main road out side the head quarter office.( RM 10)
Take a minivan just in front of the office( RM 65) Can be shared.
the journey takes about 1 hour.
The minivan driver took me to the poring hot spring for RM 10 coz he was going there for a tourist group. He speeded up to 90k/h on the mountain road,and my heart was hanging up all the way there. He also overtook 5 cars on the narrow road. Great!
As usual, foreigners pay a lot more, and also for the canopy walk there's a crazy RM30 video camera fee-they will check so you can just surrender your tape to them and pick it up at the end. Just use teh video function on your camera (RM5).