The park spans across 9.3 hectares of land and is home to a wide variety of species like silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. It is situated a mere 3 km away from the city centre. Where else can you find a tropical rainforest established in the middle of a city?
This enormous park is the remaining patch of rainforest, of what Kuala Lumpur used to be. Previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the park was gazetted as a reserve back in 1906, making it one of the oldest in the country.
KL Forest Eco Park boasts plenty of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. The park, paved with pathways, picnic benches, and campsites is a great spot to spend your precious time with your loved ones.
One of the main attractions here is its huge, spectacular canopy walk. Hanging at 21 m above the ground, the wood-and-steel aerial bridge stretches for 200 m long. The astonishing walkway provides a precious eye-level view of some of the oldest trees in the city, including Jelutong trees and Merawan Batu.
For those who are looking to dive into a more adventurous activity, the park also possesses a few hiking trails such as Merbau trail (361m), Jelutong trail (300m), Penarahan trail and Arboretum trail. Along these trails, you will stand a chance to catch a glimpse of vivid-coloured insects and butterflies or even the rare appearance of bats and civet cats.
Apart from the variety of fauna, an abundance of flora also thrives within the forest. It shelters over 200 tree species, including bamboo, rare herbs, ferns, and creepers. Do grab your chance to learn more about various unique species of fauna by visiting the herbal garden, situated near the park’s entrance.
Aside from the hiking trails and multiple viewpoints scattered across the park, located on the other end of the pathways at the base of KL Tower, is where you will find the Upside Down House - a two-storey museum featuring bizarre arrangements of home furniture. They are, as the name suggests, entirely fastened upside down with impressive décor that will surely bewilder anyone who walks into the place. An eccentric experience indeed!
Due to its strategic location, KL Forest Eco Park is easily accessible via various modes of transportation. The park opens daily including public holidays, from 8am to 6pm with no admission fee.
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