Escape KL’s concrete jungle with these top 6 nature spots

Nestled within KL's bustling urban jungle hides an abundance of hiking trails, sprawling gardens and adorable zoo animals for a nice change of pace

A breathtaking view atop Broga Hill

For the sunrise chasers –  Broga Hill 

Yearning for a majestic, hilltop view of the sunrise? You’re in luck — KL has a slew of hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty that’s merely a short drive away. Case in point: Broga Hill, arguably a manageable hill to conquer that rewards early morning hikers with a jaw-dropping sunrise. 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

Canopy Walk in KL Forest Eco Park

For the city slickers – KL Forest Eco Park

Take a breather when you make a trip down to this tropical paradise that is conveniently located near the Twin Towers. Try out the thrilling Canopy Walk to soak up ultimate views of the park’s lush and dense forestry. KL Forest Eco Park, 8, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan

For the kiddos – KL Tower Mini Zoo 

The little ones will love seeing the alpacas, goats and parrots here. Located right at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers,  this little petting zoo packs a wallop of fun for the whole family as kids are able to get up close and personal with its modest collection of adorable furry critters. KL Tower Mini Zoo, Ground Floor, Menara Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Punchak

For the trail blazers – Bukit Gasing Forest Park

Hiking buffs are in for a treat at this nature reserve where one can see monkeys lounging about in the trees and many ideal picnic spots to choose from. For a more strenuous hike, fitness amenities are available to keep those calories burning. Bukit Gasing Forest Park, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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For the bird lovers – KL Bird Park 

Dubbed as the world’s largest free-flight aviary, visitors are welcome to mix and mingle with the park’s 200 different species of birds while they roam about cage-less in designated zones. With as many as 3,000 birds to see (and take the occasional selfie with), you’re bound to have a hoot of a time down at the KL Bird Park920 Jalan Cenderawasih Taman Tasik Perdana

Photo: Perdana Botanical Garden – Aznan /

For the park hoppers – Perdana Botanical Garden

Immerse in KL’s very own slice of Eden smack dab in the heart of the city. Brimming with the region’s flora and fauna, this sprawling park harbors a number of different features that range from heritage trees that’s more than a century old to a hibiscus garden complete with fountains and a refurbished colonial building. Perdana Botanical Garden, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana

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Marissa Saini

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