10 Hidden Nature Escapes in Selangor You Didn’t Know About

10 Hidden Nature Escapes in Selangor You Didn’t Know About

Have you been to any of these places?

After a couple of years of being cooped up at home, the more we realise the importance of taking a break from a long period of working. That’s especially true when it comes to reconnecting with Mother Nature. If you seek places in Selangor, Malaysia to unwind and relax, here are the top 10 recreational spots and public parks that you probably didn’t know about but are definitely worth a visit! 

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1. Kuala Selangor Nature Park

Almost 30 years since its establishment, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, an old park located next to the Selangor River, is still a crowd favourite among locals. Even before it was transformed into a Park Interpretive Centre, this place was a mangrove forest teeming with wildlife. Today, visitors can enter to watch birds and primates, chill by a man-made lake, or even just take a stroll around the area and soak in the serene atmosphere. 

Other than a one-day trip here, you can also request to stay in its chalets, huts, dorms, or hostels. There are also group activities available such as nature craft and paper recycling, bird watching, and mangrove tree planting!

Address: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Nature Park),  Jalan Klinik, Taman Alam, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor

2. Sekinchan

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Possibly the “greenest” town in Malaysia, Sekinchan is known for its beautiful paddy fields. In this town itself, there are already many must-go places and fun activities to do, such as watching fireflies, taking pretty pictures at the Kuala Selangor Sky Mirror, learning about rice harvesting at the Paddy Gallery, or even just enjoying the sight of the gorgeous paddy field. You could also head to the nearby Pantai Redang beach for an immaculate day in the sun or make a wish at the popular Wishing Tree near the area.

Besides, Sekinchan is full of unique homestays that will provide a memorable staycation. Look out for colourful and cosy homestays like Padi Box and Anjung Pool Villa where you can enjoy a therapeutic break from the city with blue skies and green foliage views to boot. 

Address: Paddy Field, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor

3. KL Forest Eco Park

Image credit (L-R): Afeeq Nazrin; Alex Ljamin

Being one of Malaysia’s oldest forest reserves, KL Forest Eco Park is a rare green oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Here, guided tours allow you to closely connect with some of the world’s oldest rainforests, and spot flora and fauna, including monkeys, snakes, and squirrels that ramble around the place.

Moreover, the nature trails and forest canopy walks here are very beginner-friendly and IG-worthy too. There are campsites available as well, for nature lovers who want to spend more time in a  tropical forest in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. While you’re here, why not go to the KL Tower Mini Zoo that’s only five minutes walk away to visit the parrots and llamas? We’re sure you’ll be in for a good time! 

Address: Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4. The Acre By Farm Fresh

Another nature spot in Selangor worth visiting is The Acre By Farm Fresh, a farm and restaurant combined into one. This place could totally pass as a mini New Zealand! Besides its captivating natural vistas, punctuated by lovely blooms and farm animals, The Acre also allows you to enjoy delicious milk and ice cream by Malaysia’s leading dairy brand Farm Fresh, made fresh from the cows here. 

At the on-site eatery, visitors can just sit back and indulge in the food that ranges from Malaysian signature dishes like Laksa, to Italian pizzas and pasta all while enjoying the serene atmosphere of the surrounding valleys.

Address: The Acre by Farm Fresh Jalan Maklumat, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

5. Broga Hill

Image credit (L-R): alea Film; Hendri Sabri

Broga Hill in Semenyih is one of the best and most famous hiking destinations in the state. Climbing up Broga Hill is not difficult, so it’s suitable for even beginner hikers. Usually, it takes around one to two hours to reach the peak of the hill. 

The hill is 400 meters above sea level, offering stunning views of the cities, and is a wonderful destination if you love watching sunset and sunrise. We recommend starting out at around 4am so that you can make it to the peak in time to catch the sunrise. It’s truly mesmerising! Moreover, there are other spots like farms, orchards, fisheries and a famous Taoist temple, Sak Dato Temple around the area, all reachable within just a few minutes drive.

Address: Broga Hill Park, Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

6. Farm In The City

Located in the urban area of Seri Kembangan, this mini zoo is truly like its name, a Farm In The City. This unique village park combines both nature and wildlife, allowing visitors to interact with more than 100 animal species. Attractions here include the free-flight bird aviary, Reptiles Cavern, Longkang Fishing, Pet Village, Jungle Walk and more.

Besides usual activities like feeding the rabbits, tortoises, and guinea pigs, there are also special activities available for you to interact with the alpacas, and feed the meerkats. What’s more, there’s also an adjoining Malaysian vegetable farm and an orchard featuring more than 60 tropical fruit plants! If you’re travelling with children, we daresay this would be one of the highlights of their trip! 

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan. 43300 Selangor Darul Ehsan. Malaysia

7. Bukit Sungai Long

Having been to Bukit Sungai Long myself, I can say that this place is truly a hidden gem. I personally liked the rope climbing there. Other than the Sungai Long Hill Trail that leads you to the top with picturesque views of the city, there is also a secret trail to a fishing lake and waterfall that many don’t know about!

The hidden lake is just a few steps away from the entrance, while the 5.5km Sg Long Waterfall Trail is quite challenging, especially for beginners. After hiking, grab yourself some coconut water from the roadside stalls before heading back. 

Address: Bukit Sungai Long 43200 Kajang, Selangor

8. Kanching Falls

Kanching Falls, or Kanching Eco Forest Park, is a tropical rain forest situated between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. After trekking up to the woods, you will encounter seven levels of cascading waterfalls and pools, allowing you to dip into the cool, refreshing waters while looking at the lush greenery.

After a cold “shower”, you can decide to settle down and spend a night at the camping area or chalets here.

Address: Taman Eko Rimba Kanching Templer’s Park Jungle Waterfall, 1, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

9. Sekeping Serendah

Sekeping Serendah is a private forest retreat located in Selangor. Here, the rooms are open to the forest with either floor-to-ceiling glass windows or, in some rooms, no windows at all and with trees interspersed in them! There are no TVs or eateries, and WiFi is only available in the common area, therefore making this place a perfect escape to nature and a little digital detox. 

There are two swimming pools here surrounded by the lush forest. Other than swimming, you can also go for jungle walks along the paved routes, and or fire up the grill with a vibrant BBQ party. Otherwise, just sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the beauty and peace of your little therapeutic space.

Address: SERENDAH FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor

10. Hammocks By The River

A popular camping ground in Hulu Langat, Hammocks By The River is one of the best destinations in Selangor to flee from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a night in the calming embrace of the wild. At this private campsite, you get to be one with nature, hearing the sound of birds chirping and the river flowing while resting on a hammock. It is as invigorating as it sounds! 

The campsite also provides adequate equipment for cooking and resting, so you only need to bring simple clothes, food and ingredients.

Address: Lot 617, Jalan Sungai Makau, Batu 14 Hulu Langat, 47310 Hulu Langat, Selangor

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Here you go, a list of 10 hidden places in Selangor for you to escape from the cities and go back to Mother Nature. Hurry up, plan your trip to these lovely destinations for a short weekend getaway and reward yourself with an indulgent nature retreat!

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Cecelia Chang
Cecelia Chang

Born in a new village in Selangor, Malaysia, Cecelia loves three things in life: Good food, good views, and good deals. She also enjoys exploring new places and experiencing new things on her travels.