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Despite of being in the middle of the city, you can still get closer to our nature at KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve). This rain forest has several nature trails & a forest canopy walkway for tourists to explore while drinking in the view of both the forest and the city’s skyscrapers. With the 200m canopy walk which is 21m high up in the trees, visitors get to enjoy a wonderful aerial view of the treetops and the city beyond. Previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, this park is the only remaining stretch of tropical rainforest within the developing city of Kuala Lumpur.
There are many attractions and facilities provided such as canopy walk, nature trails jogging and trekking, herbal garden, picnicking and camping. Tourists will get to see the rich variety of flora that includes rare herbs, giant bamboo grass, creepers and ferns. This is a rare sight that should not be missed. There are also 223 tree species, 12 animal species such as bats, civet cats, squirrels, monkeys and rats as well as 25 species of birds in this small forest.
Phone: 03-2020 5448/603- 2026 4741
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Located at the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park’s heart, this garden is laden with local flora and fauna with sections divided to varieties of hibiscus and orchid flowers. There you’ll find a small compound that shelters mouse and spotted deer, a boating lake, a herbarium, some museums and a creatively designed kid’s playground. There is so much to see here you will want to revisit again someday. The gardens are a paradise for gardening enthusiasts and plant lovers. There is also a large amphitheatre where shows and cultural events are staged periodically.
Address: : Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Times: Mondays to Sundays, 7am to 8pm
Not knowing anywhere else to go? You can stop by at Bukit Jalil Recreational Park a low-key, 80-acre park with jogging trails, picnic & playground areas & an international garden. The facilites there are all well-maintained, suitable for a weekend workout for people with healthy lifestyle. Its breathtaking environment shrouded in nature is sure a good place to de-stress after a hectic week. One interesting thing about this park is a special section for people with disabilities to exercise in. The international garden is also one of the best features of the park because it features 10 different show gardens representing 10 different countries. It is also home to monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards and catfish.
Operating hours: Every day (7am to 8pm) Free admission.
Address: Jalan 13/155c, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Gasing is a hill with a green oasis surrounded by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. Covering an area of over 100 hectares, it offers the perfect setting to hike, walk or stroll. The trail is quite easy to follow although there’s about a dozen path you can choose from. Bukit Gasing’s highest point at 160 metres also gives a panoramic view of both Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Nature lovers will love this place as they will get to stretch their legs, and enjoy the sights of the city from above.
Address: Jalan Gasing, Kuala Lumpur 51200, Malaysia
Kanching Rainforest Waterfall, also known as Kanching Recreational Forest, is set in a forest reserve of nearly 500 hectares in the Rawang district just north of Kuala Lumpur. If you’re going on a weekend, get there early as there are limited parking places. But if you need guide, there are various travel agents in Kuala Lumpur that can arrange tours to the park. The main attraction of this place is that it has levels of scenic waterfalls. That is definitely the best post-hiking refreshment.
Address: Jalan Lebuhraya Selayang, Kuala Lumpur 52100, Malaysia
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A part of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, the hill peak offers scenic view of the dam and Kuala Lumpur from the north. The hill is divided into the eastern and western section by the dam. Most hikers are familiar with the western section. The eastern side offers more challenging hikes but is said to be steeper and riskier if unfamiliar with the trail. Now it is necessary to have permit because there had been people falling to death while hiking these past years. If you get caught on the trail without a permit, it is considered trespassing and will be prosecuted by law. The permit can be obtained at Selangor Forestry Department for RM5 / person. Bukit Tabur is located about 20km from the city centre. There is no public transport to the starting point of the hike so you need a taxi or your own car to get there.
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a secret heaven for people who love these beautiful flying insects. This place is where you get to see butterflies actually dance nonchalantly in clumps of fern amidst scented beautiful flowers and flowering vines. Located adjacent to the Lake Gardens and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, it houses many local species from all over the country. There is an exhibition area with information on butterflies and other insects, and a souvenir store for tourists to bring back some memories token from this place. Other attractions are japanese koi fish, fresh water turtles, live insects and a museum with a large collection of butterflies and insects from around the world.
Addresss: Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Malaysia
Bukit Kiara is a suburb area with lush greenery and jungle trails along its hills. It is a perfect spot for hiking, jogging, cycling, mountain-biking and even horse-riding on occasional time. This place has attracted thousands of walkers, joggers, hikers and cyclists every day, also people from as far as Subang, Cheras and Ampang. Continues to be one of the best-frequented green spaces in KL City, it is also a popular urban park among families, walkers and joggers due to its close proximity to several residential communities.
Address: Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia