Hutan Lipur Lentang aka Lentang Recreational Forest is accessible through the Karak Highway. It is about 5-10 minutes distance from Kampung Bukit Tinggi. At the exit to Lentang of Karak Highway, there is actually a small tunnel connecting from the left side of road to the right side where the forest is located. In case you miss this turning, don't worry. Head on the road few more km until you reach the toll. There is a small space for U-turn at the Smart Tag lane. If you miss this turning as well, no worry. Pay for the toll and right after you pass the toll, there is very big signboard for U-turn at your left side. If you still miss this turning, I think you will go to Kuantan instead. Haha.
This is the top view of the place from where our car was parked at the side of the road. Perhaps, due to the holiday seasons, this designated parking bays at the main entrance was 'full house'.
Let's have a peep on what the public do here. As seen in this picture, we can spot people playing at the river stream and camping.
Increased zoom of the camera spotted a family was having a picnic with a tent built nearby. We can also see how they were shaded by tall trees from the sunny sun.
So, our mission now is to explore this Lentang Recreational Forest. This was my first time visit to here. After you pass the main entrance, you can spot many member of the public were having picnic along the river and the children mainly were having a good time playing at the river, Then, you will reach to the above bridge.
When you are crossing the bridge, you can see the kids swimming and bathing in the river. This place is perfectly nice for a family members outing especially if there are many kids in the family.
So, while crossing the bridge, I took these pictures. On the left were two kids shaping something on the sand using their hands while on the right was a kid who knew my presence and my camera and obediently pose while I was capturing him. Good boy!
And now, we had reached to the camping site. There were many camps built scattered all over the place. Oh yea.. there is a public toilet at there too. Always remember to keep the public places clean after you had utilise them.
I got a chance to take a picture at one of the camp built. In fact, I invaded their territory. Haha. Don't worry. I am not stealing any of your belongings which were dumped everywhere.
Hey, check out the guy on the left? What was he doing? Peeping something?
A kid with his undies was spotted.
One can also do jungle trekking here.
Taking a picture while holding the short tree trunk. WHY?
Because I can't lift up the big tree trunk. Haha. There is a small plaque written the name of the tree as well. As above, the tree is called 'Jelawal Jaha'. Its botanical name is Terminalia subspathulata King.
I didn't go further deep into the jungle. If you had explored this place, do let me know what is interesting there.
As mentioned earlier, you can drive your car pass the main entrance but it will be fully packed especially during holiday seasons. So, park your car at outside to aovid being struck in the jam inside with limited space.
Now I know the name of the river -->Sungai Benus
Hutan Lipur Lentang is a favourite place among those Pahangians as well as KL citizens due to its short distance from the Karak Highway. The journey from Karak Highway to this place can be as fast as 30 minutes time. If you were planning to have a picnic here, bring your own mat along. There are some food stalls at the main entrance. There are also a public toilet facilities. No parking fees or any other fees imposed here.
Enjoy your weekend!