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Annah Rais Hotsprings
Ranked #36 of 92 things to do in Kuching
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Just under an hour by car from Kuching. The springs are pools (concreted) on the edge of the river. A short wade across the cold water can be a trick if you don't step carefully. I went base over apex in the cold water. Embarrassing is not the word!
Into the body broiling water of the springs to invigorate and refresh tired leg muscles.
Back across the cold river to land. My poor jeans were soaked and a "parang" - long bladed extremely sharp knife - was used to remove the offending wet legs. (Much to the amusement of partner, driver and people there.)
Not the best hot springs I've been to but still put it on your list if you've never been.

4  Thank Bernard G
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Annah Rais Hotsprings is located the Padawan District. It is about 1 hour - 1.5 hours drive from Kuching City. The road heading up to the hotsprings from Annah Rais longhouse used to be quite uneven with large potholes here and there, but it is all good and well-tarred now.

Entrance fee is RM5 per person. Basic shower stalls and changing rooms are available but there aren't that many stalls to begin with. It is best to rough it out and just rinse yourself at the open shower outside the stalls after your dip in the hotsprings or river.

The hotsprings are actually in / beside the river itself. The area is walled up to stop the hot water from flowing away. There are 3 pools in total and I do think that the water in the hotsprings is really hot (not boiling hot, but hot enough to make your skin turn reddish pink). Which is good, cuz that's why we are here for in the first place anyway.

But if you are not a big fan of hot water, then the river itself will be fun for you too. The water is clean and cool. But do take extra care when waddling in the river for the current can be quite fast.

9  Thank WNKunXIII
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Took the opportunity to check out the Hot Spring after a tour of Annah Rais Longhouse. The hot spring spot can be found on a few spot on the river floor. The community had built a pool surrounding the spot to contained the hot water to be enjoy by the visitor. The water inside the pool are quiet hot and be advise that you need to feel the hotness of the water before dipping in. The water outside the pool is cool and crystal clear. You can have the place all to yourself during the weekdays.

The Annah Hot spring which is located just after Kampung Annah Rais Longhouse, in Kuching, Sarawak, easily be reach by Borneo Height Road,

7  Thank churrinet
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

As we went during a weekday the hot springs were completely empty and it was just my partner and I bathing in them. The small hot spring was fairly hot, hot enough to probably burn you and thats why we didn't step into that one. The larger one was luke warm where we spent most of our time, the flowing river just beside it is very clean and contains small fish. Watch out for the spiders which rest on the wet rocks near the river beds!

Roughly 1h15m scenic drive from downtown.

5  Thank Emin C
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We came on Wednesday (after our visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve) and were the only party until another group arrived an hour later. Otherwise, we had the whole place to ourselves, Of the two areas of hot springs, the smaller (and downstream) area is hotter. But the temperature is not hot enough to boil/cook an egg. On a hot and humid day, the cool stream water was most soothing and welcome. It seems that this attraction has not yet generated enough business for the cafe; we were told that the cafe had not opened for the past 3 months. So do come prepared with food as the nearest food outlet is a long way off; the ticket attendant at the entrance also sold soft drinks.

5  Thank kapitanchina
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