Planning An Itinerary
to get there I Planning
an Itinerary I Park Regulations
The park provides ample opportunities for a variety of adventure-filled
If you have a head for heights, scale the steep rocky face of Gunung
Kesung and Gunung Putih. Chances are that you might be lucky enough
to see the footprints of the rare "Kambing Gurun" (mountain
goat) - so rare that even chancing upon its footprints sets you
apart from other less fortunate individuals. Local folklore has
it that the animal is reared by the "makluk halus" (fairies)-hence
The park boasts of a complex network of caves, each with its own
unique geological formation and fascinating legend. The most beautiful
is Gua Batu Tinggi the habitat of a variety of captivatingly lovely
orchids species. It is also the home to some beautiful birds and
is perfect for nature lovers and bird-watchers. According to legend,
the Sultan's messenger and the 'sampan' (dug-out boat) he was in
were changed into stone, at this very spot, as a result of a curse.
Another notable cave is Gua Batu Tangga, whose rock formation bears
an uncanny resemblance to a flight of stairs. Other caves include,
Gua Batu Tangkup and Gua Batu Telahup. Within the interior of Gunung
Kesung are several attractive caves which include Gua Kesung, Gua
Hijau, Gua Buta and Gua Harimau. All these names are probably derived
from the unique geological formations making up the caves, suggesting
an intriguing set of fascinating legends.
Nature lovers will be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the
park by venturing along the jungle trails. Experienced guides will
make the trip much more interesting with their rich store of information
and local folklore. Trekking are varies from 2 to 6 days duration.
More Leisurely Activities
Air Terjun Tujuh Tingkat (Seven step waterfalls) is Kenong's very
own waterfall, a vision of frothy white tumbling down into a clear
rocky pool below. The spot is ideal for swimming and relaxing picnics.
It is also a good place to cast your line and reel in your catch.