Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge

Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge is part of the Tentative list of Malaysia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Zoë Sheng

Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 25-Oct-18 -

Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T) by Zoe Sheng

The ridge, or dragon spines as they seem to call it locally, is easily seen from the highway north of KL. Getting closer to it, as the other review already points out, is a little odd. There is a place to stop and hike up if not closed for...ever? There was even a sign of an annual marathon of sorts but I suppose the weather killed off any chance of hiking around the area for the foreseeable future. My visit was in June 2017. KL's attempt to have a WHS in the capital's area? The FRIM place is a little laughable as well. I kind of doubt I would visit this place if it opened up a proper trail, add a real parking area, have a SIGN posted for driving directions as well as actually explaining better what we are here to see, maybe even a website or something. I say "doubt" rather than "never" because the closeness of it to the capital means I might do this one day if I have a stopover or something, like 2027? Normally I'm into places off the beaten track so it could be worth a look if they can guarantee me the trail is open.

Wojciech Fedoruk

Poland -

Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

The site is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur but, based on my high-level check, going there with public transport may be a hassle. I went there with rental car and my GPS  led me to a very strange place with parking for about three cars and teenagers laughing while taking a bath in a nearby river. I thought I got into wrong location, but after a while I found the start of trekking trail just near the parking. Unfortunately the trail was closed until further notice. Despite the warnings I entered but surrendered after 20 minutes - after heavy rains the trail is really destroyed.

Based on the pictures shown on the billboard at the start the trail should be nice, with caves, shaped stones etc. From the distance the ridge is however not spectacular at all, there are tens of better looking ones in Malaysia. Overall, I am surprised Malaysia put it on T-list in 2017 while the site is totally unprepared for tourists.

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