Are You More At Home With Nature? Come sightsee at Kuala Lumpur's wilds!
Kuala Lumpur is a fabulous tourist attraction due to its concrete and flora jungles. Harmony is highly fostered here and it shows not only in its people but also in its places. For a change from the hustling and bustling of our concrete jungle, why not check out excursion spots around the city. Below are merely a few list to get you started.
1) Batu Caves - This popular Hindu temple draws hundreds of thousands of visitors during Thaipusam. It consists of three grand caves; the Dark Cave, the Museum Cave and the Temple Cave. The Dark Cave consists of brilliant rock formation. The Museum Cave at the foothills has interesting display of Indian mythology and to reach the main Temple Cave, one has to climb 272 steps. Phew! I think i'll pass on the Temple Cave, thank you!
2) Bukit Nanas Forest Recreational Park - Nested in the heart of KL, the virgin forest clad hill is a 10.5 hectar park offering a 10 minute and a 20 minute walk trails from the Forest Information Centre at Jalan Raja Chulan to KL Tower.
3) Lake Gardens - Joggers, picnickers and hand-holding couples alike flock to the handsome 92-hectare Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) set on an artificial lake west of the Colonial District. The parkland features a Bird Park, Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Insect Museum.
4) National Zoo - This zoo consists of 110-acres of land and features over 4,000 animals, most of which are kept in spacious open-concept exhibits. Daily shows featuring elephants, orang-hutans and many more are featured. Zoo Negara by Night is also a must-not-miss.
5) Forest Research Institute Malaysia - Although being a bona fide environmental research site, this forest reserve on Kuala Lumpur's outskirts is open to the public. The most popular activity is the canopy walk that takes you across the forest treetops.
6) KLCC Park - Situated behind Suria KLCC, the park commands a spectacular view of its "dancing fountains." The fountains are programmed to perform 150 movements and they are pretty when lit at night. The Park also consist of a 50-acre well landscaped greenery with walking trails, a playground and wading pool.
7) Ampang Rimba Park - A forest reserve that attracts nature lovers, photographers and picnickers. The main attraction is the gushing waters of the waterfall. Plenty of sheltered areas and restaurants are made available to visitors.
8) Putrajaya Wetlands - A high standard of lake water quality is one of the most important factors for the success of this scenic centerpiece in Putrajaya. This is the only area in Putrajaya where the public are allowed to fish.