Gurun Kuari Fall
本地名称 Local known as
Air Terjun Gurun Kuari, Air Terjun Gurun Batu Kuari, Air Terjun Kuari Pecah Batu
|地点 Location||Behind Taman Sri Utama, Gurun, Kedah.|
|坐标 Coordinate||N5.79585 E100.47304.|
|类型 Profile||Stream, cascade.|
|进入 Access||Jungle trekking.|
源头 Water source
+/- 2km from Gurun Town.
|水池/营区 Pool/Campsite||Deep pool, campsite available at trailhead.|
A - 步行难度 Trekking Difficulty : 
Slippery trail along the water pipeline..
B - 步行时间 Trekking Time : [1.5]
Average 1 hour trekking time from carpark.
C - 水蛭数量 Leech Factor : 
Lot of leeches found on the trail and along the stream.
D - 车辆行进 Vechicle Accessibility : 
Normal sedan cars can reach the trailhead through dirt road.
E - 惊艳指数 WOW Factor : 
Cleanliness? Still acceptable.
Gurun是一个位于Guar Chempedak与Bedong之间的一个小镇，可使用南北大道前往。“Gurun”在英语里意思是“沙漠”，但这里丝毫看不到沙漠的痕迹。其实Gurun取名自“Gerun”，意为恐怖；又或取自“Kurun”，在泰语方言里意为大象。这两个词可联系到一起历史事故：当时掌权的霹雳苏丹（Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II 1874-1876), 在1876 年泰军入侵时，就在现在的Gurun警察局后，惨遭泰军大象压死。
Gurun是通往Jerai大山（986m）唯一的交通通行入口。Gurun也是全马最长的运河，Wan Mat Saman运河的起点，伸展约36公里一直到Alor Setar市，连接着Gurun河及Kedah河。
Gurun is a small town and located between Guar Chempedak to the north and Bedong to the south and can be reached via the North-South Expressway, "Gurun" in English means desert, however the town does not desert looks alike. Gurun derived its name from the word "gerun", which means terrify or "kurun" meaning elephant in the Siamese dialect. These words are associated with an incident during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II (1874 - 1876 Sultan of Perak), who was killed in 1876 by the invading Thai armies when they crushed his body using an elephant. This incident took place behind the current Gurun Police Station.
Gurun is a transit point to Gunung Jerai (986m）, The town also known for the starting point of Wan Mat Saman Canal, the longest canal in Malaysia with approximately 36 km that stretch out until Alor Setar town, where it connects Gurun River to Kedah River.
Within the Gurun area, there are 3 waterfalls found.
(info taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurun,_Kedah)
Use road no.1 to Taman Murni housing area, the Loji Pembersihan Air Gurun is located nearby here. The trailhead of the dirt road is at the front of the Loji Pembersihan Air Gurun （Gurun ·Water Filtering Station). Follow the dirt raod, this an old mining road.
We stopped near a bridge and saw a caution signboard. We never been here before and guessed this is the Sungai Gurun and the entrance to the Gurun Kuari Waterfalls.
A warning signboard at the entrance stated this is dangerous area. Several fatal drown cases had been happened, the saddest is the case which had took 5 sisters away. Therefore, members are prohibited to swim here.
The 1st tier of Gurun Kuari Fall located not far from the entrance. Think this is the place where the tragedy took place.
Back to the trail, we went to upslope direction. Lucky there is hand rail along the way, make our trip easier especially walking on the slippery water pipe.
A small cascade along the trail.
The 2nd tier.
The 3rd tier. Looks like every tiers own a big deep pool.
The 4th tier.
At the end of the trail is a weir.
Closer look of the dam.
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