KL Canopy Walk - great, as long as you aren't scared of heights!
Scared of heights? You might want to avoid the Eco Forest Park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. For everyone else, this is the perfect place to see the jungle right in the middle of the city. This nature reserve, located in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city, is a respite from the heat and bustle of the city. It’s a protected area where the natural landscape is allowed to thrive.
The Eco Forest Park is a forest reserve that was established at Bukit Nanas right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur back in 1906. Today, it's still a preserved area, complete with hiking trails, a forestry museum, and even a camping area. It's kind of amazing to see this piece of wild jungle right in the middle of a big city!
The forest park’s most impressive feature is the Canopy Walk, a series of platform connected by swaying bridges high above the treetops. From there, you’ll be treated to breezes (a rarity in the city) as well as views of both the jungle below and the city all around.
If you are afraid of heights, though, I wouldn’t recommend it! The bridges, though sturdy and perfectly safe, do tend to sway as you walk over them. Once you are up in the canopy, the only way to get down is to walk across all of the bridges in the park to the exit on the other side. If you are brave, though, the Canopy Walk is a beautiful and rarely-seen side of the jungle in the middle of the city.
Visit in the morning or on a weekday, and you’ll almost certainly have the place to yourself.
Admission is totally free. It’s a great way to get in touch with nature without even leaving the city.
KL Eco Forest Park
Open Daily from 7:00 - 19:00
Admission is FREE