Flowing water will cause erosion and the soft rock is further cut over time, causing the watercourse to get steeper until nearly vertical. But above all else, there would never be a waterfall if there is no volcanic activity in the first place. Located within the boundary of Taman Negeri Rompin, Pahang lies a beautiful waterfall known as Air Terjun Seri Mahkota or Seri Mahkota Waterfall as a result of these geological activities.
Seri Mahkota Waterfall is at 135 meters above the sea level and is one of the main attractions in Taman Negeri Rompin, Pahang and it has 3 levels. The bottom is where the pool is and people can see the eroded rocks during the process to become a waterfall hundreds to thousands of years ago.While the top of the waterfall is where people can enjoy the far away hilly view of the park.
Aside from its serene beauty that is the attraction point to visitors of Taman Negeri Rompin, Pahang, the Seri Mahkota Waterfall plays a vital role in providing the benefits to not only the flora and fauna found within the park but to humans as well. Scientifically, there are claims that waterfall is abundant in negative ion compared to other places and the ions ultimately help in improving one’s
mood. In the mental aspect, just the simple act of watching the constant falling water and hearing the movement and sound of the waterfall will provide a relaxing effect to humans.
Pahang, as the biggest state in Peninsular Malaysia is a place where many types of wildlife can be found, due to the fact that Pahang is a gifted state to have different types of habitat thus promoting diversity for flora and fauna. Seri Mahkota Waterfall, for instance, is one of the preferred habitats for wildlife to survive as waterfall is the place where purification of water happens, thus allowing aquatic animals to survive. Waterfalls as well add oxygen to the water which helps the fish to breathe properly. The presence of aquatic animals soon will lead to a better ecological health for biodiversity.
In order to get to Seri Mahkota Waterfall, visitors are required to go past the entrance gate in Taman Negeri Rompin, Pahang and get to the Basecamp first to enjoy the attractions there. There are 2 ways of how visitors can get to the waterfall. First is to trek from the Basecamp which is approximately 3 kilometers with easy to intermediate level of difficulty, enjoying the forest view along the way. The second way is to drive to Seri Mahkota Waterfall, which is about 2.4 kilometers from the Basecamp for visitors who have children along or walking for a long distance is not an option. From the parking area, visitors will have to take a 10-minute walk to get down to Seri Mahkota Waterfall using the steps provided. Certain parts of the steps are steep so it may not be suitable to old people or with knee problems.