Tired of never-ending busy schedules and looking to spend a relaxing day away from the city with your family and friends?
Look no further! Here are some of the best places to go for your day trip from KL.
And remember, all work no play makes Jack a dull boy.
1. Kepong Metropolitan Park
Located at the Northern end of Jinjang, this wide grassy field is the ideal place to be during a nice windy day. Kepong Metropolitan Park is beloved by kite-flying enthusiasts, so don’t be surprised to see many big and colourful kites soaring the skies! If you are a beginner and don’t own a kite yourself, you can easily get one from the stalls there.
There are also other fun activities to do in the park, like fishing and cycling. Lay out a nice picnic by the lake, take pictures and get your chat on on this chilled day trip with your loved ones.
Address: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
2. Fraser’s Hill
Take a short day trip with your friends and family away from the busy city to Fraser’s Hill, where the air is crisp and nature awaits you. Only a 2 hour drive from KL, this little hilltop village has a lot to offer, with several hiking trails along the jungles, miniature waterfalls, and quaint colonial cottages.
Humour your kids—or even yourselves—on boat-paddling rides on the reservoir at Allan’s Water and have high tea at the legendary Ye Olde Smokehouse (which is rumoured to be haunted, definitely adding some edge to it).
Address: Titiwangsa Ridge, Raub District, Pahang.
Find out more about their history and travel info here.
3. Bukit Tinggi
Another fun day trip from KL to escape the boiling heat would be Bukit Tinggi. Stroll around the scenic makeshift Alpine village and capture some cute pictures at the clock tower. The restaurants there are limited and a bit pricey, but that doesn’t stop the crowds!
Make sure to visit the rabbit farm at the bottom of the hill, where rabbits are free to hop about in their enclosure, ready for pets and treats.
Address: Bentong District, Pahang.
4. Kuala Selangor
This is more of a day trip for the second portion of the day, but still a relaxing and fun getaway from KL! Enjoy some fresh seafood at Pasir Panembang like delicious cockles and clams, and head down to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park for a 20-minute boat ride to see the fireflies. Mosquito repellents and electronic fans will be accessible at the stalls there.
It makes for a truly enthralling and fairytale-like experience!
Address: Kampung Kuantan, Jalan Rawang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor.
You can book your tickets for firefly tours online today!
5. Bagan Lalang Beach
Bagan Lalang Beach is a great place for a laid-back day trip to the beach. It is one of the best beaches in the southwest of Selangor and situated only 25 minutes from the Sepang International Circuit. The coastline is lined with mangrove trees and tiny crabs scatter the sand. Watch the beautiful sunset with your loved ones or have romantic walks by the water with your significant other (this rhyme was unintentional).
Address: Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kampung Bagan Lalang 43950, Sungai Pelek, Selangor.
6. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
We’ve all heard of the elephant paradise sanctuaries in Thailand, but this one is only a 2 hour drive from KL which makes for the perfect day trip for animal lovers! Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a refuge for elephants whose natural habitats have been destroyed due to agricultural developments.
Here, you can witness the elephants being fed and bathed. More importantly, you can educate yourselves on animal welfare and continue spreading awareness!
Address: Deerland Park, No 67 Jalan Zabidin, 28400 Mentakab, Pahang Darul Makmur.
Check out the timings and prices here .
There you have it! The best places to go to for your day trip from KL without the usual hassle of micro-planning and travelling long distances. Who says you can’t have fun in Malaysia?
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