Most people associate the rainforests of Borneo as the primary place of interest for nature lovers in the region; the mainland of Malaysia has quite a few secrets too that is yet to be explored. From primeval jungle and orchid-trailing paths to underwater sanctuaries, there are tones of things to do for those looking to escape the chaos of civilization and relax a little in the lap of Mother Nature. Check out these places you must visit for a nature getaway in Malaysia. Going to these places is affordable and easy.
KL Forest Eco Park
This forest covers around 23 acres in the heart of capital and has a lofty canopy walkway. It is the oldest and most protected jungle in Malaysia and is commonly known as Pineapple hills. The KL Forest Eco Park, also known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is the only tropical rainforest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The well-maintained walking trails, diverse trees, and a kid’s playground are the main attractions of this forest.
Gunung stong state park
Crowned by a very high mountain, this park in Kelantan’s interior is accessible via the long-distance Jungle Railway and offers excellent hiking and swimming experience to tourists and people around. The main attractions are the park’s waterfalls and a 20-minute climb past the main resort. Longer excursions lead to the top of the falls and clouds to the mountain’s summit.
Taman Negara National Park
This national park covers around 4,325sqkm of northern Peninsular Malaysia in impenetrable jungle. You can also arrive early for bird-spotting and other wildlife encounters along the 40-minute canopy walkway circuit but register at the park’s information counter first.
It is one of the holiest places in Malaysia. One of Malaysia’s holiest Hindu sites, these giant limestone caves lie north of KL. Their temples have drawn pilgrims for over more than 120 years. Temple Cave and Ramayana Cave is one of the best and must go place in Malaysia. The Dark Cave in Malaysia can be toured with the Malaysian Nature Society.