Some time after Taiping we started entering jungle...
We also started climbing some hills. Seen here is a new tunnel being built as part of the railway double-tracking project covering all lengths of the West Coast route. If I'm not mistaken the existing one-way railways tracks pass a total of 4 tunnels around this area.
Tunnels are necessary here as trains have to actually go through a number of hills.
Otherwise the tracks have to be built much much longer to circumvent the heights. Mind you, as far as memory serves me after having covered all still-functioning tracks in Peninsular Malaysia (except the one from Pasir Mas, Kelantan to the Thai border which is known to be level on low lands), these parts are the highest from sea level.
OK. Initially we passed the hills at Bukit Gantang followed by Bukit Berapit.
Then there's this limestone hill as we get closer to Kuala Kangsar.
But we still to have a pass few more hills before reaching the Perak royal town.
At the last this station.
Step down if you want to get to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar.