Kuala Gula is a mangrove estuary that houses a fishing village, nature resort and bird sanctuary about 50km west of Taiping in Kerian district. A popular bird watching spot for raptors, the locals subsist on tourism and farming fish, while the surrounding wetlands host a rehabilitation programme for the endangered milky stork. Visitors can also check out the numerous seafood restaurants that specialises in soft-shelled crab dishes, including one housed on a floating platform above the waters.
How to Go: Follow Jalan Kamunting Lama (route A2) from Taiping town and turn right to route 1 at the cross junction before the North-South Highway exit. Follow the road to another cross junction and turn left to Kuala Kurau/Gula (route A100). Go straight and turn left at the exit signboard to Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary (route A195) where the road meets its end near the resort.