10 Green Lungs In Klang Valley For You To Explore

Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Take a walk along the Canopy Bridge and feast your eyes on the abundant tropical blooms of the garden, which is divided into five different themes (Explorer’s Trail, Palm Hill, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden, and Lakeside). The Floral Gardens are a sight to behold, with a diverse collection of plants from Africa, America, and Asia Pacific. Rent a bicycle or paddle boat to get some exercise and stretch those muscles.

KL Forest Eco Park

Visitors to KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve), one of the country’s oldest permanent forest reserves, get to experience nature right in the heart of the bustling metropolis. A well-marked path leads you through a rainforest millions of years old, where you’ll see an abundance of flora, fauna, insects, and birds. There are numerous activities to keep the kids entertained along the way. Tours begin at 10.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.

Taman Dusun Bandar

Taman Dusun Bandar provides a peaceful respite from the city’s hustle and bustle without being too far away. The park’s centrepiece is a narrow man-made lake in Seputeh, which adds to the overall serenity of what is essentially a large orchard. If you find yourself on the bridge crossing the lake, take a moment to look around and enjoy the view of KL’s skyscrapers against the greenery in the foreground.

Taman Bukit Jalil

This picturesque recreational park is a popular spot in the area for running and working out due to its long jogging trails and steep hills. An outdoor gym, various stamina-testing stations, a reflexology path, and a children’s playground are also available.

Taman Tasik Permaisuri

In the 1980s, the park was only known as a terraced flower garden, but it has since grown into a 40-hectare recreational park complete with a massive lake, fountains, and three outdoor gyms. Because of the hilly, thigh-numbing terrains and a labelled trail that tracks your running distance, marathon workshops occasionally pitch up here. On weekends, the park is very crowded, but you can avoid it by walking through the forest.

Shah Alam Lake Gardens

Shah Alam Lake Gardens features a man-made lake surrounded by lush greenery, ideal for a sunset stroll or a late-night picnic. Visitors will have the opportunity to see peacocks, forest chickens, geese, and storks, all of which are raised on the property. If all that walking wears you down, dine at the floating seafood restaurant, which serves Malaysian specialties.

The Central Park at Desa Park City

The Central Park, located in the affluent neighbourhood of Desa Park City, serves as a hub for residents and visitors to engage in outdoor activities. The park is best known for being pet-friendly; expect to see many dog owners running with their pets on the track in the evenings and on weekends, while picnickers can relax on park benches and beneath shady trees.

Bukit Kiara Park

This park, conveniently located in the Taman Tun neighbourhood, features a wide, well-paved path that many KLites flock to in the mornings and evenings for a jog or hike. It’s also a popular destination for thrill-seeking cyclists who don’t mind tackling steep trails – just keep an eye out for pedestrians when going downhill.

Kepong Metropolitan Park

A 95-hectare park with lush greenery and a large lake in the middle is tucked away in Kepong. The park’s main attraction is its large open field, which has an excellent jogging track and a cycling lane around the lake. The park, also known as ‘Taman Layang- Layang,’ welcomes everyone from children to experienced kite enthusiasts looking to fly kites in the evenings. Don’t worry if you don’t have a kite; there are plenty of kite sellers dotted around the park. Parking can be an issue, so it’s recommended to arrive early in the evening.

Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat

This is not KL’s largest park, but it may be the cleanest. The planners have made excellent use of the limited square footage – you’ll find everything you need in a park, from workout facilities to a futsal court, children’s playground, lake, and walking track. There’s also a large open field, which is a rare luxury these days, and is ideal for children or impromptu cartwheeling. Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat is particularly popular with evening joggers.

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