Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

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Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

Here is the list of 13 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

1. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - The Beautiful Little Satellite Town for Peace & Serenity

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - The Beautiful Little Satellite Town for Peace & Serenity 3.6 /5 View 9+ photos

Known For : Wat Chetawan Muzium Coklat Kota Darul Ehsan

Located close to the capital of Malaysia, Kualua Lumpur, Petaling Jaya is a little township which has developed into a city. Locals fondly call it 'PJ'. It is also supposed to be the rainiest area in all of Malaysia, having little to no dry seasons to speak of. Nonetheless, it makes for a lovely experience on account of its charming little neighbourhoods.

Best Time: November to February

3 Petaling Jaya Attractions

2. Chamang Waterfalls, Pahang

Chamang Waterfalls, Pahang

Chamang Waterfall is a magnificent yet torrential waterfall located in Bentong, Malaysia. The rocky waterfall nestled amidst lush greenery offers gorgeous views and is popular for the suspension bridge, picnic areas and trekking spots. The water here gushes at a tremendous speed which makes swimming quite dangerous. However, there are some wading pools to swim safely. Do look out for hidden whirlpools by the rocks!

3. Zoo Negara, Kuala-lumpur

Zoo Negara, Kuala-lumpur

The National Zoo of Malaysia, commonly known as Zoo Negara, is spread over more than 100 acres and is home to more than 476 wildlife species. Located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the main highlight of this zoo is Malaysia’s famous giant pandas: Xing Xing and Liang Liang. Zoo Negara was opened to the public in 1963 and is a nongovernmental organization that is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society. Visitors are free to stroll through the park and get a firsthand experience of the concept of an open zoo.

4. Sekinchan Beach

Sekinchan Beach

Sekinchan Beach is a virgin paradise. The beach is public, but there are hardly any travellers here. Hence, it's best for the people in search of amity. Start your day with the glittering sunrise alarming you, take a swim, surf on the big waves and fulfill every beach fantasy you ever had. Then when the sun sets, enjoy the romantic scene with a numb quietness, let the sun take its time and you too. The nights are even more enchanting. Gazing upon the starts or run through the cold sand, just a thought of that refreshes one's, soul.

5. Ipoh - Gateway to Cameron Highlands

Ipoh - Gateway to Cameron Highlands 3.8 /5

Known For : Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Lost World of Tambun Birch Memorial Clock Tower

Explore the Hipster Capital of Malaysia in style at Ipoh, Malaysia’s third largest city that has recently shot to fame as an offbeat destination for lovers of adventure, art, heritage, and architecture. From exploring breathtaking limestone caves and kayaking along the Kinta River to trying out the famous Ipoh white coffee and strolling through the city to find gorgeous street art, this city has much to offer!

16 Ipoh Attractions

6. Putrajaya - Federal Territory of Malaysia

Putrajaya - Federal Territory of Malaysia 3.8 /5

Known For : Putra Mosque IOI City Mall Putrajaya Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Located in Malaysia, Putrajaya also referred to as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya is a city situated towards the south of Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is known for its well built late 20th-century architecture of the Putrajaya Mosque and Iranian style architecture of the Putra Bridge which overlooks the famous man-made Putrajaya Lake.

19 Putrajaya Attractions

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7. Melaka, Malaysia - The little fishing village that became a beautiful city.

Melaka, Malaysia - The little fishing village that became a beautiful city. 3.6 /5 View 16+ photos

Known For : Jonker Street St Paul's Church Melaka Stadthuys

Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura. Melaka is a city that boasts of lots of good food, apart from its cultural attractions. From the famous Christ Church to the busy night markets, there slots to do in the city, for every kind of traveller. 

Best Time: April to May; October

24 Melaka Attractions

8. Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor

Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor

The Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) is one of the oldest and largest government established nature parks of the country. The park houses a secondary forest, a huge wetland area and an artificial lake. This park provides a natural habitat and a balanced ecosystem to a huge variety of flora and fauna like the silver leaf monkeys, lion tailed macaques, different families of crabs and colourful fishes. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is also well known for its collection of indegenous medicinal plants and herbs whose fruits are exported around the globe.

9. Broga Hill, Selangor

Broga Hill, Selangor

Bukit Broga Hill is situated in the small town of Broga at the border of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, providing a beautiful view being covered with lalang grass and palm oil plantations all over. It is famous for a steep and adventurous hike uphill, giving a mesmerising view of the sunrise and sunset. To experience the magical view while walking on the trail, walk about ten minutes after which the tiring trail starts being marked by the archway of the RHB Bank.

10. Genting Highlands - A hillside Asian Las Vegas

Genting Highlands - A hillside Asian Las Vegas 4.1 /5

Known For : Gohtong Jaya Genting Highlands Premium Outlets Awana SkyWay

Located in Pahang, Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia which is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the "City of Entertainment" is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos. Resting on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands incorporates the First World Hotel which was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for being the largest hotel in 2006.

17 Genting Highlands Attractions

11. Taman Negara, Pahang

Taman Negara, Pahang

Around 130 million years old, the Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia boasts of being the oldest one on the entire planet, and this exotic location is the site for the Taman Negara National Park. Covering a total area of 4343 square kilometers, the national park is renowned for not only its rainforest but also for its birds and insects. At Taman Negara, visitors get to traverse the longest rope walkway in the world, and enjoy the sights of the birds and the animals in their natural habitat.

12. Chiling Waterfalls, Selangor

Chiling Waterfalls, Selangor

Chiling Waterfall is situated in Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary, a fisheries research project undertaken by the Selangor State Fisheries Department in Selangor. The beautiful waterfall is famous for swimming and an adventurous jungle trek. Located at just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, Chiling Waterfall is actually composed of three 3 separate waterfalls and the usual trek leads you to the main lower falls. The upper fall is relatively quiet and a good place for a family picnic.
 

13. Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur 3.7 /5

Batu Caves is a series of limestone caves and temples in Selangor, Malaysia. One of the most popular tourist attraction and an important Hindu landmark, Batu Caves are believed to be 400 million years old.

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