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Wonderful Parks to Visit in Kuala Lumpur

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Wonderful Parks to Visit in Kuala Lumpur

Published on 2018 | by travel360.com

Get fit and stay healthy at these lush parks in Malaysia’s capital.

One of the best things about visiting or living in Kuala Lumpur is the abundance of great food available almost round the clock. From the ubiquitous nasi lemak to delicious chicken rice, coma-inducing banana leaf rice and more, it’s easy to overindulge here. But it’s also important to stay healthy, so here are some of the best parks to burn the extra calories and enjoy a day out.

Photography: Chew Win Win

Taman Botani Perdana (Perdana Botanical Gardens)

Established in 1888, Perdana Botanical Gardens is nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Locals often refer to it as Lake Gardens as it was formerly known. The 91.6-ha park features manicured pathways, open spaces perfect for a game of Frisbees or leisurely picnic, as well as flower gardens like the Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Heliconia Garden, among others. Visitors can also explore the Herbarium or have a leisurely cruise on the lake. New additions to the park are Laman Perdana and Bamboo Playhouse.

Ponds and streams all around the park

Laman Perdana is a new addition for events and activities.

The Orchid Garden grows about 800 species of orchids.

There is no shortage or picnics spots for families and friends at Taman Botani Perdana.

Ducks and tortoises call the big lake here home.

Opening Hours: 7am–8pm

How to get there: Take the MRT to Muzium Negara station, or RapidKL bus no B112 and stop at Muzium Negara. The park is just a short walking distance from there.

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

A popular choice among the locals, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa offers plenty of activities both free and paid. Hit the running tracks for a nice cardio, or rent a bicycle, skateboard, or even rollerblades for a fun session. For something extra, go for water activities such as aqua biking or kayaking. There is even a section for horse and pony riding for kids to enjoy. Those looking to break serious sweat may want to hit the badminton or tennis courts. The park also offers a stunning view of Petronas Twin Towers. Located right beside Istana Budaya and National Art Gallery, and a 15-minute drive to KLCC, the park is easily accessible via public transportation.

The park offers a nice respite from the city hustle and bustle of city life.

The park is popular with old and young.

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is best visited early in the day for a more relaxing ambiance, as well as from late afternoon up till sunset.

Opening Hours: 6am–9pm

How to get there: Take the Monorail or RapidKL Sri Petaling line to Titiwangsa Station. From there it’s a 15-minute walk to the park. You can also take public bus no 302, 402, 852, or T180 that stops at Istana Budaya.

Taman Rimba Kiara (TTDI Park)

Located within the middle-class neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, the park is especially popular with families on their regular weekend outings and picnics. Fringing the serene lake are various running and hiking trails, as well as an outdoor workout section. Come in the morning to join a group of people on an uplifting Tai-Chi session. The park is also a delight to explore, featuring a waterfall and a hanging bridge, as well as 48 varieties of birds, 34 of which are protected species.

The lake at Tasik Rimba Kiara is a sight for sore eyes.

There are 48 species of birds around the vicinity, including 34 protected variants.

Facilities for exercising

Opening Hours: 6am–9pm

How to get there: MRT to TTDI Station. From there it’s a 10-minute walk to the park.

Taman Tasik Cyberjaya (Cyberjaya Lake Gardens)

The township of Cyberjaya may sometimes be overlooked by visitors to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth exploring, in fact it’s a good alternative to escape the crowd. The vibe is a lot more chill out here, with a stunning lake and well-maintained tracks for jogging or cycling. A delightful gem here are the lotus flowers that are particularly lovely during sunset.

The serene lake of Taman Tasik Cyberjaya

Beautiful blooming lotus flowers on the lake

Beautiful blooming lotus flowers on the lake

Opening Hours: 6am–9pm

How to get there: Take the ERL to Putrajaya Station. From there, take a taxi or book a ride-hailing servicer to the park

GETTING THERE: AirAsia flies to Kuala Lumpur from various destinations. For low fares and flight info, visit airasia.com.