Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The La Hot Spring is a natural hot water pool originates from deep under the ground and seeps through cracks creating a pool with a temperature ranging from 45-49 degrees Celsius. The therapeutic sulphuric hot water provides ailment to the skin. There are man-made hot water pools, toilets, chalets, stalls, camping ground and parking areas provided for visitors’ convenient.
Situated in Kampung La, in the District of Besut, 140km north of Kuala Terengganu, it is the gateway to the Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve that entice visitors to explore its diverse flora and fauna, rock tunnels, streams and rivers. The more adventurous go abseiling, trek along jungle paths, caving as well as camping. Under a 20-metre high rock called Batu Bahtera (Ship Rock) is a 15m “secret” passage. Crawl under the rock and you’ll get to the other side. Continue walking another 20 minutes and you’ll come to Sungai Misteri, named after a natural occurrence where water disappears mysteriously into a large hole near Sungai Ping.
Nearby is a scenic spot, Lata Berangin, where water falls majestically down a 50-metre rocky surface into a pond. Other places of interest include Batu Katak (Frog Rock), Gua Kelawar (Bat's Hill) and Kolam Puteri (Princess Pool).
To get to Kampung La, drive to Jertih, about 100 Km north from Kuala Terengganu. There are signages from Jertih, drive about 30 Km towards Kampung La. The hot springs is 9 kms from the village.
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