Everything You Need to Know about the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
One of Kuala Lumpur’s top-rated destinations is the KL Bird Park, a little piece of jungle paradise right in the heart of the city. The Bird Park is located within walking distance to Malaysia’s National Mosque, and is a great place to visit, especially if traveling with a family. Younger kids will love seeing the 3000 birds that can fly free inside the bird park, and older visitors will be interested to learn more about ecology, conservation, and Malaysia’s fascinating bio-diversity.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Bird Park was founded in 1991 as a way to preserve some of Malaysia’s natural bio-diversity. The bird park is the world’s largest free-flight aviary! Although there is a net high above the trees to keep the birds from flying away, all of the birds have plenty of space to fly and roam freely inside the park.
When visiting the KL Bird Park, visitors can freely explore the winding paths that twist through the beautiful jungle. Some parts of the path can get a bit steep, but there are ramps and stairs, and it’s not difficult to walk around.
While exploring the park, you’ll have ample opportunities to get up close to the birds. The park is home to some 3000 birds of 200 different species, most being native to Malaysia.
Though the birds are free to fly as they please, there are feeding stations set up alongside the path to lure the exotic tropical birds to where visitors can see them.
There are also talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, so check the time tables posted throughout the park to see when the daily shows will take place.
If you get hungry, there are a few restaurants at the park, as well as a small snack bar where you can get an iced coffee, cold water, or something to eat. Be sure to stay hydrated, as it can get very hot in Malaysia!
To me, the most impressive part of the park was the artificial waterfall and lake. Here, visitors walk on a raised pathway above the water. It’s a little bit cooler here, and the birds seem to enjoy swimming and drinking from the water.
KL Bird Park Opening Hours
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is open daily from 9:00 - 18:00. I recommend visiting on a weekday when it’s less crowded. I also highly recommend visiting in the morning, when it’s not too hot yet.
KL Bird Park Admission and Ticket Price
Adult admission - 63 MYR ($15)
Child admission - 42 MYR ($10)
Discounted tickets are available for Malaysian citizens with a Mykad ID.
Getting to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The KL Bird Park isn’t too hard to get to. It’s located right in the center of Kuala Lumpur’s downtown area. You can reach it on foot from the National Mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art. The closest metro stations are KL Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Station (commuter rail), but the easiest way to get to the park is by hop-on-hop-off tourist bus, or by taking a taxi. A Grab taxi from KL Sentral to Bird Park will only cost a few ringgit.