Hot Spring Parks
Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park
A special treat at this hot springs park is hot spring water flowing over the cobblestoned walkway. (Or, so I thought until I read a comment from one who tried this. The jury’s still out on this one.) “A Water Reflexology Path full of Reflexology Stones where the Hot Spring Water is constantly flowing on top.” Also available are a “pebbled reflexology path” and “a pool in which to dip your feet.” Intriguing are the stations of bubbling spring water in which to boil eggs to observe the water’s temperature.
“A healing centre at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range, the Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park in Sungkai, Perak, is one of the best managed hot springs in the country.…Sungai Klah attracts both locals and foreigners, including the Taiwanese, Japanese and Koreans. Many come to seek a cure for their skin disorders, rheumatism, arthritis, insomnia, respiratory troubles, blood circulation and other ailments.…Since the official opening in 2003, it gets some 20,000 visitors each month. It is packed on weekends, when the hot springs are open from 8am till 10pm. …Its manager Mohd Zainuddin Masduki says: ‘Visitors, especially those from Ipoh, Trolak, Slim River and nearby areas, come in just one or two hours before closing time. Then there are those who make a quick dash in after office hours.’…The entrance fee of RM5 (US$1.45) for adults, RM4 for senior citizens and RM3 for children offers access to the swimming and therapeutic pools, water reflexology course , family baths etc. There’s also a pebbled reflexology path and a pool in which to dip your feet.”