Travel from Gombak to Gua Musang by Bus
Gombak is located 250km away from Gua Musang with an approximate distance of 5 hours depending on the traffic and weather conditions. The available bus operator from Gua Musang to Gombak is Darul Naim Express. Their buses are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, delightful for a long and comfortable journey.
Things to do in Gombak
A popular, must visit place while in Gombak is Batu Caves. The cave is one of the many popular Hindu shrines outside of India dedicated to Lord Murugan. Besides being a place of worship, it’s also a famous tourist attraction during the annual Hindu festival Thaipusam. There are 272 steps leading up to three big caves including the main one with a few Hindu shrines. The main attraction of this limestone cave is the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan at 140 feet. Batu Caves is also a center of rock climbing in Malaysia, offering more than 160 climbing routes scattered around the sides of the caves. Damai Caves is one such place for rock climbing enthusiasts.
You can also visit the Orang Asli Museum to learn about the lifestyle and culture of Selangor’s orang asli that is slowly becoming extinct due to modernization and development. The museum provides an insightful exhibition of tribal heritage like “sumpit” or blowpipes, spears and other hunting instruments used by the orang asli people.
For nature lovers, Templer’s park and Kanching Recreational forest is the ideal place to visit, especially its lush forest parks and cascading waterfalls. Tasik Biru Seri Kundang is another favorite spot that previously used to be a tin-mining area but now famous for its jet-skiing and canoeing activities.
What to eat in Gombak?
There many popular eateries around Gombak, like Dhivya’s café famous for its Banana Leaf meals or satisfy your seafood cravings at Wira Seafood restaurant and Sekinchan Ikan Bakar. If you love Chinese food, do not forget to stop by Restaurant Pan Heong for its famed Wan Tan Mee.