Many are already familiar with Tasik Cermin. But there is another new spot that may offer a similar experience soon.
But before you go, we think there are some things you should know about Lanno Valley before you rush there!
Keep reading and we’ll tell you.
Where Is Lanno Valley?
Not far from the Simpang Pulai toll, the route to Lanno Valley uses the same new road to Cameron Highlands. If you’ve used this dusty road before, you’ll know that there are a lot of quarries here.
The entrance to Lanno Valley does not have any clear signage yet. So, if you’ve never been here before, it really looks like you’re going to a quarry, and not a tourist attraction.
For now, follow the signs for SR Marble Sdn Berhad. It is a dirt road all the way into Lanno Valley. And you’ll have to go further in until you see a red gate with “Lanno Valley” written on the left side.
You will know you’re on the correct road if you see potted plants lining the road.
There is space to park your car immediately in front of the official entrance. Staff operate a counter at the entrance.
And while there are no parking fees, you must pay entrance fees of RM5 per person before you can go through the mostly natural tunnel.
Note: It costs RM3 per kid/ senior to enter
What Is There To See Here?
The front of the entrance is a tall limestone cliff that is part of Gunung Lanno. And it faces a lake. In the early morning (around 9am), the water is still and reflects the surrounding hills and trees in it.
A manmade waterfall (turns on around 10am) and a little garden are on the right side of the entrance.
At the other side of the tunnel is a large concrete area. There is a long lake opposite with 2 viewing platforms and a bridge across. Behind the lake is the Gunung Lanno range.
And if you turn around, you’ll see more of the limestone hill where the entrance is.
The natural rock formations are beautiful, and so is the greenery. But leftover construction materials can still be seen, and this really spoils the scenery in our opinion.
From what we saw, it looks like they still have plans to build more things here. And there are boats (including transparent kayaks) parked in one of the two caves beside the entry tunnel.
The two caves connect but you’ll need a good flashlight (and possibly a safety helmet) to safely venture in. We saw a group of explorers do so during our visit.
As you come out from the tunnel, the on-site café is on the right (wasn’t open until around 9:30am). And all the way to the left is a sloped dirt track that takes you around the valley.
Note: It’s a 20-minute walk for the smaller loop.
What Is There To Eat Here?
The only place to get food at Lanno Valley is the on-site café. There is seating outside by the lake, and beside the main building of the café.
Inside, the café is airconditioned. There are comfortable solid-wood tables and chairs inside but not much else besides the big windows. All the walls and ceilings are whitewashed.
Note: It looks like you must remove your shoes even though the marble floor is already dusty.
The counter is beside the entrance and after you get a look at the menu, you should place your order there.
When we came at 9:30am, many things we wanted were not available. This included nasi lemak, toast, and tea.
Coffee was available but took 15 minutes to come and was rich but a bit too sweet.
The only food available were soft boiled eggs and bee hoon. The bee hoon was very disappointing. It’s the economical sort that is plain tasting, with very little vegetables or meat.
A plate of bee hoon costs RM6.90 and the coffee was RM4.50.
Facilities At Lanno Valley
There are many benches all over Lanno Valley. But there is not much else in terms of facilities.
The only toilets we saw were inside the café. And the floor is all wet which is very uncomfortable (and unsanitary) since you already barefoot inside the café.
We saw a couple of bicycles around but we’re not sure if these are for visitors or staff to use. There are no safety helmets provided for visitors to explore the cave safely.
Again, there’s a lack of signage to let visitors know what they can or cannot do here.
And even though there are fish in the lake, there is nowhere to buy food to feed them. We saw ducks and geese as well, but they were caged up.
Things To Note
- Bring a hat, water bottle, and umbrella if you want to go for the walking track
- The track is uneven in places
- It gets very sunny here after 10am
- Expect mosquitoes
- Road in might be muddy on a rainy day
- Staff is polite and friendly
There’s still a lot of improvement that can be made for Lanno Valley to be a good tourist attraction. We do suggest having your breakfast elsewhere before coming to Lanno Valley.
Despite how close the place is to active quarries, it is still a nice place to enjoy nature. Especially if you complete their walking track – the scenery is easily the best part of Lanno Valley.
- Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm
- Location: Google Maps
See Tasik Cermin for an alternative similar location.