One of Langkawi’s top natural attractions, Seven Wells Waterfall (Telaga Tujuh Waterfall) is a scenic series of rock pools set atop a towering waterfall in the middle of the jungle. The waterfall itself drops around 295 feet (90 meters) through the forest, while monkeys add local color even when water is short. Sweeping views stretch across the island.The Basics
There is no charge to enter either the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall or the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park (part of Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark) to which the falls belong. They are typically visited as part of a day trip that takes in other northwest Langkawi sights, perhaps riding the Langkawi Cable Car to Mt. Mat Chinchang, or unwinding on Pasir Tengkorak Beach or Pantai Kok. Telaga Tujuh tours generally include ample time at the top of the falls to make up for the 1,000-odd steps that lead up to them, while the site also offers a range of jungle hikes.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is a must for connoisseurs of natural beauty.
- It’s worth wearing your swimsuit as there are no changing rooms at the top.
- Don’t go beyond the barricade that blocks the top of the falls. People have died here.
- Due to the large number of steps, Telaga Tujuh Waterfall isn’t suitable for travelers with disabilities.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is located in the northwest corner of Langkawi, about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) from Pantai Kok. It’s possible to hike here from the top station of the Langkawi Cable Car following the Sky Trail, but most travelers either drive or join an organized tour. There’s a small fee for parking.When to Get There
Water flow at Telaga Tujuh Waterfall can be variable, and at dry times of year the rock pools can be close to empty. The monsoon season (September and October) is the best time to visit, although the stairs to the top can be slippery. Arrive early in the day to beat the heat as you climb.
Monkey Business at Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is located within the Langkawi Global Geopark, recognized by UNESCO as a site that’s not only geologically significant but culturally and naturally important. You’ll definitely see monkeys here, and you may well see hornbills. While the monkeys are already habituated to humans, please don’t feed them—and that means keeping food supplies well hidden, since they are expert thieves.