For a nature lover, did you know that there is a quite number of amazing canopy walks in Malaysia? Yes, these rainforest tree skywalk seems to be must have activities at forest reserve areas around the country. KL Forest Eco Park or Taman Rimba Eko KL is one of the unique canopy walk experience here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Center. This eco-park also previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
Canopy Walk is the main attraction in KL Eco-Forest Park. These sky bridges are generally linked in a long curve bridge from linking one to another from the middle area to final destination. You can enjoy and admire the beauty of a natural blooming forest from the surrounding area.
In the middle of the path, you will see a Herbal garden with abundant types of herbal plants in a pot or land. Thick and old trees are within the sight along with climbing plants to ensure the growth of rising blossoms. It gives a feel more like forest garden with more greenery plants along the sideways.
Roughly 10 minutes of walking is needed to reach the middle part of the trail to climb up to Canopy walk bridge. Canopy walk will probably take around 20-30 min with a few stops. With the length of 200 metres across trees and plants, the bridge stretches 15-21 metres above the ground. Every 50 metres, you arrive at a tower where walking up a stair that takes you even higher.
The sight at each skyline bridge above the park gives an explicit view of Kuala Lumpur with a touch of mother nature enveloping the city. The elevation gives a better view of the canopy to take wonderful pictures and gives you an aerial view of city, treetops and other trails that lead you through the forest. Take your time to enjoy the nature and city view while walking on the canopy.
Some natural trails such as jelutong and Denai Penarahan that wind through the forest for Nature trails, jogging and trekking. Make sure to take mosquito repellent when you go on jogging or trekking, they are very aggressive. You can even do Camping in the forest area with prior permission of department at the information centre. One of the hiking trails leads to the base of KL Tower which is convenient for people who want to enjoy other activities while monkeys, butterflies and squirrels come across your path from time to time.
You can also visit Museum at the main entrance gate of Taman Rimba Eko KL and inside the park, you will find Upside Down House and KL Tower. While you have time enjoying the beautiful nature do a visit for this two places whereas both are main attractions for Malaysia. Visiting Hours for KL Forest Eco park is from 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM.
No wonder Kuala Lumpur is an urban jungle, there are plenty of opportunities for enjoyment and taking a moment to relax with nature. Without having to go all the way to Taman Negara, you can enjoy one slice of forest in this big city.
How to Reach:
The entrance to the carpark of KL Tower and the southern stretch of Jalan Raja Chulan – Taman Rimba Eko KL are the two main approaches for this Reserve Forest Park. When you decided to walk through the forest, the entrance of the main gate Taman Rimba Eco KL is the best option. Walking through the China town only will take around 15min to reach the Main Entrance of Park. If by chance coming in the car, I would recommend entering through KL Tower entrance because it has car park area.
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