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Location : Bukit Melawati, 45000, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

Time Required  : 4-5 hours

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Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor Overview

Situated in Kuala Selangor in the Klang Valley, Bukit Melawati, also known as the Melawati hill is a land of heritage and legacy. The most sought after weekend spot for all Malaysians, the Bukit Melawati looks even more beautiful with the Strait of Malacca behind and the silver leaf monkeys jumping around in the hills. The foundation stones, cannons, and colonial homes will enthral any history-admirer. Experiencing the tram ride up above the hill or hiking your way towards the steep slopes - both are available in Melawati Hills.

A designated historical monument and historical site under Antiquities Act 1976, the history goes back to the time of Sultan Ibrahim in the 18th century when the famous fort Kota Melawati was constructed in Melawati hills for administrative works. The serene ambience of Bukit Melawati is surrounded by a royal mausoleum, Kuala Selangor Lighthouse, Kota Melawati fort, and the Kuala Selangor Historical Museum. Spending a day in Melawati hills will be even more exciting with additional tourist spots like Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park and Kuala Selangor Nature Park around.

Bukit Melawati Highlights

1. Tram Ride

To witness the beauty of the Melawati hill up above, visitors can opt for the tram ride at a minimal price. No private transportation is allowed above the hill compound, the tram ride is the only opti (Read More)on along with hiking to visit the hill-beauty. Tram rides are available from 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM. 

2. Wandering Silver Leaf Monkeys and Long-Tailed Macaques

One of the most attractive features of Melawati Hill is the wandering being, jumping around here and there. Travellers can notice silver leaf monkeys befriending visitors at their own will. The mischi (Read More)evous long-tailed macaques can sit by you and ask for food also.

3. Melawati Fort

Nestled on the Melawati Hill in Kuala Selangor, the Melawati Fort is regarded as one of the highest hilltops in the area. Its history dates back to the late 1700s i.e. during the reign of Sultan Ibrah (Read More)im. Sultan Ibrahim built the Melawati Fort to protect the area from foreign invaders. The Melawati Fort offers a panoramic view of the beautiful Melawati River and the mangroves encircling it.
Timings : 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Entry Fees : Free

4. Batu Hampar

Also known as the Execution rock, there are many stories attached to the existence of the rock at Bukit Melawati. Seen at the entrance of the hill compound, stories reveal that in the past it is in th (Read More)is site that the traitors were beheaded.

5. Royal Mausoleum

The mausoleum used to be the holy ground for the burial of the first three sultans of Selangor namely Sultan Salahuddin, Sultan Ibrahim, and Sultan Mahmud. Family members of the Sultans were also buri (Read More)ed here.

6. Altingsburg Lighthouse

Located in Kuala Selangor, the Altingsburg Lighthouse is a great place to enjoy sunsets. Although you are not allowed to enter the lighthouse, its surrounding area offers a panoramic view of the Strai (Read More)ts of Malacca which is a true sight to behold. The lighthouse serves as a guide for vessels that are headed towards the Straits.
Entry : Entrance to the lighthouse is forbidden

7. Seven Wells of Bukit Melawati

Also regarded as the Telaga Tujuh, the Seven Wells of Bukit Melawati is believed to be the source of water even during a drought in the bygone days of the Sultans. Presently, all the wells do not oper (Read More)ate, while some areas are buried but still, visitors and locals often make wishes in these wells in the desire of getting fulfilled.

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History of Bukit Melawati

During the reign of Sultan Ibrahim in the 18th century, Bukit Melawati was transformed into a place of administrative works. At first, the Kota Melawati fort was named the Altingsburg Fort after being captured by the Dutch power. Later, Sultan Ibrahim regained the fort from the dutch and became the first local Sultan to retake from a foreign power in 1785. Designated as a historical site under the Antiquities Act 1976 of Malaysia, now the remains of the Fort stay in Melawati hills after the destruction of the same in the Selangor Civil War.

Need to Know

  • Wear hiking shoes if you plan to go on a hiking trail in Bukit Melawati.
  • Photography is allowed in Bukit Melawati.
  • Convenient car parking is available.

How to Reach Bukit Melawati

Reaching Bukit Melawati in Kuala Selangor is easy and hassle-free. From Kuala Lumpur, you can reach Kuala Selangor, 60km away, in just an hour via the LATAR Expressway. You can also reach Kuala Selangor from Klang, 50km away via W Coast Expressway. You can also reach by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor boarding the Selangor Omnibus100 from Medan Pasar bus stop. Melawati hill is just 1.2km away from the bus stop.

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