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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Kuala Kubu Bharu

  • Total rentals

    40 properties

  • Wifi availability

    20 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Family-friendly rentals

    30 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    2K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Kuala Kubu Bharu

All About Kuala Kubu Bharu

Located at the foothills of Bukit Fraser (Fraser’s Hill) and outlined by rainforests, Kuala Kubu Bharu is a quiet, laid-back historical town in the Hulu Selangor district of northeastern Malaysia with plenty of opportunities to get close to nature. Hikers of all skill levels will find trails around the region, many with spectacular views of the rainforests and waterfalls. Adventure seekers can hike to Chiling Waterfall — you’ll need to wade across the river along the way — and spot monkeys and Rajah Brooke’s birdwing butterflies around the water’s edge. No trip to the region is complete without visiting the Selangor Dam to admire this incredible feat of engineering and the serene reservoir behind it.

In town, you’ll find cafes and restaurants offering local fare such as asam pedas udang galah (sour and spicy giant prawns) and Bengkulu tarts, pastries stuffed with shredded coconut and brown sugar. Much of the architecture in Kuala Kubu Bharu dates from the early 20th century, but it also fosters a thriving contemporary art scene, as evidenced by galleries and colorful murals. Head to the Pasar Awam Kuala Kubu Bharu, the town’s only morning market, to get a taste of local flavors and crafts and to immerse yourself in the daily life of locals.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kuala Kubu Bharu

Kuala Kubu Bharu’s tropical climate means that the temperature varies only slightly from month to month — it is almost always hot, but not scorching, and humid — but the amount of rainfall peaks in November and hits its lowest point between June and August. March and May are considered the best times to visit, when the city is less crowded and retains a quiet, slow-paced, and recreational vibe. The low rainfall during the summer months make it an ideal time for those looking to hike, mountain bike, and sightsee outdoors. During summer you’ll find lots of events, food festivals, and music programs in the surrounding towns.

If you are hoping to go whitewater rafting, the end of November comes just after heavy rainfall season, offering swift water currents in the Selangor River. Fall brings fewer visitors to the region, providing a quiet escape into the natural ambiance of Kuala Kubu Bharu.

Top things to do in Kuala Kubu Bharu

Sungai Selangor Dam

The Sungai Selangor Dam, just east of town, is the tallest dam in Malaysia. The reservoir that formed once construction on the dam finished in 2002, set among hills and trees, is an ideal location for fishing. The dam provides a secure water supply for 7 million people. You can learn more about this engineering wonder at the Splash Info Center.

Kuala Kubu Bharu Hot Spring

Located a few minutes west of the main part of town, KKB Hot Spring is a recreational escape where you can relax and submerge your feet or body after a long day of exploring the city. The area around the concrete pool that houses the spring is lush, and people often come here for a picnic.

Whitewater Rafting

The Selangor River features rapids that are among the best in Southeast Asia. The excitement and adventure are amplified by the added thrill of the river’s steep layout. As you float downstream along the fast-flowing Selangor, the raft passes in and out of the water, providing an exhilarating and action-packed experience. The natural landscape of the riverbanks offers magnificent natural scenery throughout the journey. The route is suitable for beginners, as you’ll be provided with a safety briefing and an experienced guide will come along for the ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Kuala Kubu Bharu has a tropical climate. It's warm all year round with temperatures usually around 86°F (30°C). Rainfall is significant, even in the driest months, so it's recommended to be prepared for occasional showers.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Visitors can explore the Selangor Dam, experience the rich history of the Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station, or have a refreshing dip at the Chiling Waterfalls. Trekking through Bukit Kutu or cycling around the town are also common activities.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    The most popular time to visit Kuala Kubu Bharu is from June to August due to the dry weather, ideal for outdoor activities. The Merdeka Day Parade in August is a significant event that celebrates Malaysia's independence day with lively festivities.

  • What are the best places to stay in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    The town center of Kuala Kubu Bharu has various accommodations ranging from quaint guesthouses to comfortable hotels. Some visitors choose to stay near the Selangor Dam or the Bukit Kutu area for quick access to nature and outdoor activities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Kuala Kubu Bharu is rich with history and nature. The frequently suggested landmarks include the Selangor Dam, a massive water supply dam with stunning views, and the colonial-era Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station. Nature lovers can also relish the Chiling Waterfalls and Bukit Kutu, a known forest reserve.

  • What are some hiking trails in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Bukit Kutu is a popular hiking trail with dense forest and stunning views. The Chiling Waterfalls trail offers a refreshing hike that ends with a beautiful waterfall. Both trails provide a rich experience of Kuala Kubu Bharu's natural beauty.

  • What are some family activities to do in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Families can enjoy a picnic by the Selangor Dam, exploring the Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station, or hiking to the Chiling Waterfalls. A trek to Bukit Kutu or cycling around town could also be a fun adventure for the whole family.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Day trips could include exploring the Selangor Dam and Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station, followed by a hike to the Chiling Waterfalls or Bukit Kutu. A cycling tour around town is also a frequently suggested idea.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Kuala Kubu Bharu?

    Kuala Kubu Bharu has more than 30 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Kuala Kubu Bharu have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Kuala Kubu Bharu. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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