Ulong Legong Hot Spring (Kolam Air Panas Ulu Legong)
|| Kampung Keda Ulu Legong,
05000 Kedah, Malaysia
The Ulong Legong Hot Spring is one of the famous attractions in Kedah. It is
located in Kampung Keda Ulu Legong, in Baling. Baling is located at the southern
part of Kedah and is easily accessible by road. The Hot Spring is located
around 22km away from Baling.
The Ulong Legong Hot Spring is more to a recreational park. Do note there
is actually entrance fees needed to access the park. There are a total of 5
pools in the park. Three of them are main pools where people packed around.
The other two is a baby pool and a private pool for them ladies respectively.
The temperatures of the main three pools are all different. From a warm water
pool, to a hot water pool and the hottest are all up for your pick. The third
pool is normally empty as the water is too hot to stand. There are steams
around the place due to the hot water pool. The Ulong Legong Hot Spring is
a place for relaxation and therapeutic purpose for all people with ailments.
However, to cautious if your skin is sensitive and thinks twice before dipping
yourself in the pool. Apart from the relaxation time, one can go for jungle
trekking and visit the waterfalls in the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve nearby.
There is not much choice for accommodation in the Kedah Ulu Legong village as
it is considered as a rural place. Thus, the most common accommodation to be
found and seen around there as well as the whole Kedah state is in home stay style.
The nearest homestay is none other than the Homestay Keda Ulu Legong. There are
various tour packages offered by the homestay include an expedition to the
Mount Baling, visit to the mentioned Hot Spring, visit the local indigenous
people, jungle trekking, cultural show and many more. Breakfast and a choice of
lunch or dinner is to included in the homestay.
The most common way to get to Ulu Legong Hot Spring is via road. One
can drive via the North South Highway (PLUS), taking the exit at
Sungai Petani Selatan and head to Baling town following the signage around.
The ride will take around 90 minutes from the state near to Kedah, the
Pearl of the Orient - Penang.