Telaga Tujuh Visitors to Pantai Kok
usually make it a point to travel a further two kilometres
to the north to see the breath-taking Telaga Tujuh or "seven
wells" Seven waterfalls flow one into the other and create
seven pools on the face of the hill, hence the name. The
swift flowing water has smoothed the rock surfaces so that
water slides from one pool to another; finally cascading 90
metres down into the seventh pool. So pretty are the
waterfalls, it is said that fairies were unable to resist
the charm and made it their bathing place.
A couple of
plants growing around the pools are said to have been left
behind by them. Accessible by car, motorbike or taxi; one
metre after passing Pantai Kok, take the right turn, away
from the Burau Bay Resort until you reach the car park.
There are souvenir stalls at the foot of the hills. A short
climb to the top of the falls will take about 45 minutes,
with many things to see as you make your way through the
Delightfully playful long-tailed macaque monkeys can be seen
along with - if lucky - the giant cream coloured squirrel
that are well known in these parts. You may even catch a
glimpse of a hornbill hanging out of the treetops - with its
huge hooked orange beak it is considered the most unique of
all Malaysian birds. Listen carefully and you'll be able to
make out the cackle-like call that it makes.
Summer Place (Anna & The King Movie Set)
In 1999, when Thailand turned Hollywood away for the filming
of the movie "Anna & The King", the production team
discovered Langkawi. The Summer Palace in Chiengmai was thus
recreated in Pantai Kok, with its beautiful green
surroundings, to represent the Jetty Pavillion, the main
building of the palace, courtyard and Anna's house.
Constructed in one and a half months, this movie set is 95%
wood. When filming was completed, the set was not dismantled
and the local government had it made a permanent structure.