Lata Cemerong

State Terengganu
Location32 km from the Inner Highway Kuantan-K. Terengganu
Coordinates and map N 4 39.60' E 103 0.05'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileNear Vertical Fall
AccessibilityRecreation Park

A Remote, Very Tall Fall

Reaching the Cemerong fall is quite an expedition because of its remoteness and lack of signage.
From Kuantan you follow the Inland Highway to Kuala Terengganu. About halfway you will pass a small river, the Paka river. Take the first road to your left. Coordinates of the junction are N 04 35.854' E 103 12.542'
From this junction it is about 30 km on a good tar road to the Entrance of the Recreation Park.
From the coastal Highway you can cross over to the Inland one at Kemanan or Dungun

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From ver far away, the waterfall is already visible above the palm oil plantations.

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The park has undergone an intensive renovation and now even has showers!

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The main fall is not visible from the park, but there is a small attractive waterfall with a nice pool

The Lower Falls

Near to the carpark, a trail follows the river downhill. Hidden in thick forest you will find a few very attractive waterfalls in a steep ravine (be careful!). There is a nice place to camp nearby.

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It is possible to camp at the lower fall

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This waterfall is difficult to access.

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Impressive buttressed trees along the path uphill

The trail uphill

At the left side of the Lower Fall a trail starts uphill. In the beginning it is cemented. The stream is very quiet here and there are beautiful buttressed trees. Do NOT cross the stream on the new over-sized bridge. Keep following the left side of the stream. The trail becomes less easy, but a suspension bridge and ropes help a lot.

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The trail at the other side of the river leads to the top of Gunung Berumbun

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Some parts of the trail are steep

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This old suspension bridge looks frail, but is still reliable

The Upper Fall

After about 1.5 hour you reach the bottom of the upper fall. And an impressive fall it is. Difficult to estimate the height, must be more than 250 meter.

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The very tall Cemerong Fall. Notice the human figure at the bottom of the fall

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Really impressive!

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The upper part of the fall

From the bottom of the fall it is not possible to climb to the top. Maybe the top can be reached by crossing the new bridge, and following the trail to the Gunung Berumbun.

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


PakaRiverman 29-07-2012
There is a small waterfall and a bathing pool in the park. A trek of 1 hr 15 minutes will get us to the plunge pool where the view of the waterfall cascades down 400 meter from the top is so breath taking. This is the claim that it is the tallest cascade and not the highest. The top is about 6oo meters plus in elevation. From the plunge pool we trek across the river and ascend to the top of the waterfall where there is a small waterfall and bathing pool. From here we trek down to the lookout point where the whole valley can be seen. We can continue to Lansir waterfall (835m) at Gunung Berembun. This is at a higher elevation. The whole trek should take about 3 hours 30 minutes.
Azuwi 26-09-2010
Hello.... anyone can tell me what is the height of the this waterfall from the sea level? Ada orang kata tertinggi di Asia... saya confius sebab ada air terjun di kelantan (Air terjun gunung stong/ jelawang jungle) dakwa dia tertinggi di Asia Tenggara... sekadar untuk pengentahuan.
harry 20-01-2010
mane2 trakker yg nak naik cemerung bole ajak wa skali 0174668320
Hairi 21-09-2009
Ini air terjun kampung aku.. ( umah nenek aku kt Kg. Jongok Batu ok.. ) dr umah nenek aku dh bleh nampak air terjun.. btw, sekarang dh ader coverage clear..maxis broadband pn dpt uhuh..fyi, entry dier bkn Kg. Pasir Raja, tp Kg. Jongok Batu..
HAPPYYEN 29-10-2008
Beautiful waterfall. The park also provides good camping facilities,reasonably clean. Phone coverage is bad. Good to camp here for a night before visiting the 1300 years old Chengal tree. If you need futher info,kindly email me happyyen@gmail.com
uddin 12-11-2007
Nikmatilah keindahan pemandangan matahari terbit Sg Lansir Camp Site, gambar boleh lawati laman web kami di Kelab Alam Sekitar & Kembara [KASRA] Sek. Men. Sains Dungun : www.kasra.smsdonline.edu.my
uddin 12-11-2007
Nikmatilah keindahan pemandangan matahari terbit Sg Lansir Camp Site, gambar boleh lawati laman web kami di Kelab Alam Sekitar & Kembara [KASRA] Sek. Men. Sains Dungun : kasra.smsdonline.edu.my
uddin 11-10-2007
very fantastic sunrise view in Sg.Lansir Camp Site. Kelab Alam Sekitar & Kembara [KASRA] was here last week. If you want see photo, please explore our web site : www.kasra.smsdonline.edu.my
Winda Logie 09-05-2007
amazing waterfall!!
Fendi 02-01-2007
Ni lah air terjun paling sy gemari. siapa yg nak daki ke puncak chemerong, g. berembun & AT lasir (lasir best ooo) boleh contact sy di asruleba@yahoo.com
azizan zolkipli 12-08-2006
i went to this waterfall last month. what a superb view man !! but in this website i don't find any pictures of the last waterfall. please surf my website to view the journey to the top of waterfall.
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