PARKS IN THE CITY
Amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Kuala Lumpur there are numerous pockets of green tranquility that sooths the senses and revitalize the spirits. The parks, gardens and forests of KL offer a green haven with flora and fauna that will both relax and amaze visitors.
WALK IT, TRAM IT
The Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park (Nature Zone) and Dataran Merdeka (Heritage Zone) are two must-visit zones when in Kuala Lumpur that are filled with many of the city’s “must-see” attractions. Explore this area on foot and you will come across museums, memorials and monuments, parks and gardens, iconic heritage buildings and places of worship. And if you get tired of walking, then just purchase a single tram ride ticket that lets you hop on and hop off at any of the attractions within these two zone. Tickets are sold on board the trams so you can conveniently hop on at any of the stops along the way.
Even in the heart of Kuala Lumpur there are wide expanses of greenery that offer a calm respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take some time out at any one of the lush green parks and gardens to relax and unwind. Whether you are a horticultural enthusiast or not, the gardens provide an excellent introduction to tropical plants and trees, and there are a variety of activities for the whole family to join in.
Wherever you are in the city, you are never too far away from a green escape. With interesting sculptures, water features, jogging and walking paths, large children’s playgrounds, there is always something to do! Some parks also have a number of vantage photo spots where the best pictures of the Petronas Twin Towers can be captured.
Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park is a great to place for nature lovers to spend a day outdoors in close proximity to the skyscrapers. This 173-acre park comprises of the Perdana Botanical Garden, a butterfly and bird park, works of art and museums, and plenty of plant species. Ventures into this park and you come away richer with knowledge of the culture and heritage of the country. A great way to see all of these sights is by boarding the tram that runs through the heritage park.