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Hutan Lipur Lata Tembakah or Recreational Forest of Lata Tembakah which was develops in the years 1986 are located in the Forest Reserve of Simpan Pelagat in Besut.
Lata Tembakah is one of the most famous recreational forests in Terengganu as it is the home of the famous Lata Tembakah Waterfall and are the only forest which are majority and concentrate by the Meranti and Keruing tree.
The Lata Tembakah waterfall is an 50 m high waterfall which formed seven beautiful -tiered cascading level of waterfall. Which created an unique landmark to Hutan Lipur Lata Tembakah. With a beautiful pool on each of the seven – tiered waterfall.
Beside the waterfall, there are also many rapids and small pond which are suitable for swimming, bathing and playing in the water. Every visitor including nature and adventure lovers will enjoy the jungle trekking activities along the trek and the overhang bridge. The trek and trail are well organise by the Forestry Department, to educated the many layman of the many flora and fauna that can be found in the forest and its benefit and the important of conservation of the forest and its effect to human kind.
Its distant location from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Terengganu may prove to be the ideal place in your search for peaceful thoughts. Your presence here will be greeted by the lush greenery of its tropical rainforest, teeming with flora and fauna. Its natural beauty is bound to mesmerise you the moment you step into the forest.
Its clean, flowing river, which meanders amongst its lush vegetation, exudes an aura of refreshing calmness. The source of this river comes from a seven-tiered waterfall complete with rapids and small pools. For those who love frolicking in water, this is it!
With the sound of waterfalls in the background, the orchestra of crickets, cicadas and other insects will urge on your continued presence in this forest. When you are here, gaze around you, relax your mind and take in a whiff of its crisp fresh air - this could be your perfect holiday destination.
Lata Tembakah is one of the most famous recreational forests in Terengganu as it is the home of the famous Lata Tembakah Waterfall and are the only forest which are majority and concentrate by the Meranti and Keruing trees.
Being blessed with many natural vegetation and beautiful waterfall, rapid and stream, the area is a great place to have a picnic at with family and friends over the weekend. The waterfall here are beautiful and alluring that you couldn't resist to enjoy a dip in its cold and refreshing river and waterfall that are crystal clear. The small pool and stream will also entertain the many children here as they will enjoy looking and trying to catch the many little fish and little shrimp that swim along they leg and feet.
There are many conveniences that are prepared here like chalet, rest house and camping ground for traveler who want to stay overnight. Many changing rooms and toilets along the river and park can also be found here. Beside that they are also Information Booth, resting hut and many souvenir shop can be found here.
The Recreational Forest in Malaysia are created to let human be close with nature which in the end will create an awareness and mutual respect among us towards the forest and to lead a healthy mind and body to the many visitors that came here.
To get here, visitor can use they own transportation or public transportation like airplane ,bas or taxi from KL to Kuala Terengganu to Pekan Jertih before going to Lata Tembakah .where you can use your own transportation or public transportation like bas and taxi from Pekan Jertih which is a small town.
For overnight visitors, they can choose to stay in one of the 6 chalets ( 1 room ) or in the rest house ( 2 rooms ) which are equipped with bedroom and bathroom.
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