From Gerik town to Belum Rainforest Resort, it takes about 45 min. If u drive along the winding road at night after 11pm, u may be lucky enough to sight elephants crossing the road to have a drink at the Banding Lake.
It is a sight to behold esp for kids. The boat ride around the island is also breathtaking. The guide, Hasan, showed us spots where the police used to guard to alert others of communists who used the jungle as their hideouts during the communist era.
Gerik is a small town of Perak that connect the Grik highway between Perak and Kelantan. It is the main stop over after a long journey from Kota Bharu, Kelantan to Perak through Grik Highway.
There's nothing much to do in Gerik except for the excursion to Belum Resort Forest near Lake Banding. Lake Banding is about 30 km from Gerik.
Few historic and archeological sites including hot springs, extremely worth the travel time through the forested roadsides.
Gerik is a small town, but at Belum Rainforest Resort we can relax with nature and enjoy adventure activities.