Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park: where to catch free aerial views of KL in nature

I love exploring new cities. I enjoy café hopping, shopping, secondhand bookshops, and checking out the beautiful skylines in every metropolitan destination I go to. Kuala Lumpur is no exception. As a city, KL offers its visitors affordability, delicious food, colourful street art, and diversity oozing from every street.

That being said, what I miss most when I’m hitting the pavement of a cosmopolitan locale is nature. Ya girl like her greenery! So, when I found out via Travel Dream Seekers Instagram account that there was a park where you could get aerial views of Kuala Lumpur with a dose of Mother Nature, I was more than a little eager to visit!


KEEP READING TO FIND THE COOLEST, GREENEST VIEWS OF KUALA LUMPUR FOR FREE


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HOW TO GET THERE + ADMISSION

You can get to the Eco Park in a variety of ways. I took a Grab for 5RM {just over USD $1} to save myself time getting there and in an attempt to beat the crowds, which worked for the most part. If you’re at KL Tower, you can walk to the entrance in a matter of steps. I’ve made it easy for you and mapped out an entrance for you if you’re in a jam.

There is no cost for admission into the Eco Park, which means everyone has the chance to enjoy it free of charge!

THE ENTRANCE TO THE CANOPY WALKWAY is in green ON THE MAP BELOW to help you out

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Even in the early hours of the morning, there were people at the Eco Park. Most of those people were there for a light combination of morning exercise and photos. During my visit, a majority of the visitors at the Eco Park were families. People were mindful to take turns taking photos, which was really nice. It’s always a kind courtesy to offer to take photos for people if they are alone or to see if they want their whole family in the pic, especially if they’ve kept the walkway clear for you to get your ideal shot! The canopy walkway is only part of the Eco Park, but it was my favourite part and the entire reason I wanted to visit. There are also trails through greenery and around little fish ponds that are worth checking out.

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WHAT TO BRING

Bring your camera! Regardless of whether you blog or have an Instagram account, the photo opportunities at the Eco Park are countless and you might like to savour the moment as a souvenir. I’d also recommend bringing your reusable water bottle filled to help you stay hydrated in the Malaysian heat. You should also bring and/or come wearing sunscreen, since sunburns can really put a damper on any vacation. Sunglasses are also a good idea!

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WHAT’S NEARBY

Menara KL Tower : KL Tower is a communications tower with an observation deck and full-service restaurant. Both the deck and the restaurant are quite pricey, but they come highly recommended by friends and fellow bloggers who’ve been.

Upside Down House: While the entrance ticket is a steep 45 RM {over USD $11}, if you’re in KL with kids or as family, it might be something you want to check out. I didn’t personally, so I can’t actually recommend it as an attraction. The Upside Down House seems to have mixed reviews, and since I didn’t go there myself I can’t actually recommend a visit.

Petaling Street Market: Petaling Street Market in Chinatown has plenty of designer knock-offs and street food vendors to keep you full and busy. It’s worth a visit if only for the people watching.

Central Market: The Central Market in Kuala Lumpur isn’t far from the Eco Park. Central Market is known for its beauty brand knock-offs, souvenirs, and home goods like pottery and china dishes.

WHAT TO WEAR

While it is an outdoor park, the Canopy Walk and trails around the park don’t require active wear or gym shoes. I had a long day on my feet, thus opted for my white Keds, but I could have easily enjoyed the Eco Park in sandals. Make sure you’re wearing sunscreen!

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OVERALL OPINION

Overall, the Eco Park was a highlight of my time in Kuala Lumpur if for no other reason than the cool views and dose of nature I sorely need. The fact that it was free was an added bonus for a mid-range traveler like me who is constantly looking for cool experiences at lower costs. If you are traveling with friends or a family, this is a great way to start the morning before heading off to a meal Malaysia exceeds at— brunch.


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