Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sungai Kampar and Gua Kandu, Gopeng 8thFeb2011

From Gua Tempurung, we followed Mustafa's car. He led us along a dirt road and we passsed mining ponds before reaching his kampong.
Mustafa's treehouse is shown above as promised.
Run by an adventure company that conducts white water rafting on Sungai Kampar. My kids loved the sight of the treehouse. JY intends to organise a camp to this place later this year. So it looks like I will be able to make another trip to Gopeng this year. Hooray!

Halim, my guide into Gua Tempurung last year was enjoying the sight of carefree kids leaping into the river.

1, back up the river bank and leap once more. So much joy and laughter. No PSP or any other electronic gadgets required.

Kampar River. We just had to take off our shoes and dip our toes in.

A fisherman on the bridge took us into his recently cleared land and told there is a plant we have never seen before...and sure enough, we have never seen such a flower before.
The white flower looked like a tulip and was as big as a football.

An unopened flower bud.

We were informed by the fisherman that there were chalets and a nicer spot down the road. We followed his directions and came to a lovely river.
It had a swimming pool made by damming the side of the river with river stones.

Chalets and dormitories run by a former headmaster from Subang.

As we made our way back to Ipoh, we stumbled upom Gua Kandu. It can be seen from the North-South highway.

Looks interesting.
As it was nearly dinner time and the sun was about to set, we gave the cave a miss.
I will be back for Gua Kandu with proper equipment another day.

I love Gopeng. For all my trips to Ipoh and Gopeng, I have only encountered friendly and helpful guides who were more than willing to share their knowledge with us. I came away with more than what I expected.
Noticed this' For Sale' sign next to Gua tempting :)


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