Sungai Chilling

Kuala Kubu Bharu

Sungai Chilling is a waterfall and fish sanctuary at the foothills of Fraser's Hill, located after the Selangor Dam from Kuala Kubu Bharu close to Sungai Pertak. On weekends, this picturesque nature destination attracts many visitors from Kuala Lumpur and those en route to Bukit Fraser. Managed by the state fisheries department, the river was gazetted as a nature park and fish sanctuary to preserve a local species of mahseer (green 'Kelah'). Access is by a small entrance with an arch along the trunk road to Fraser's Hill, immediately after the steel bridge. There is a small clearing for parking vehicles, but do not display any items of value on the seat or dashboard.
From the entrance, a short trek leads to the campsite and office, where after registering and paying a small entrance free, a trail begins at the suspension bridge towards the waterfall. Depending on speed and fitness, the riverside walk should take between 20 and 45 minutes, passing through verdant jungle and crossing streams (several times). Along the way, look out for numerous fishes that shoal in the fast flowing water, which eagerly accept food tossed in with a frenzy. Eventually, a magnificent multi-tiered cascade comes to view, dropping from an 80 meter height across several tiers of rocky outcrops and pools. A trail at the right side leads visitors to the upper tiers, only one which is accessible for swimming safely. The park opens only on Fridays and weekends from 8am to 6pm; using the campsite facilities requires advance notice at the office and a cash deposit to ensure cleanliness of the compound.
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