This weeks post in the Hidden Gems Series takes us to Kuala Lumpar in Malaysia. What a dream it would be to explore the capitol of a country so rich in culture. If you are lucky enough to be visiting soon, then you may find yourself wanting to explore some places that aren’t so full of tourist. The Hidden Gems of Kuala Lumpar are not too hard to find, if you know where you are looking!
Firstly, I would like to thank Jess ling for putting together this post and bringing to light all the amazing Hidden Gems there are in Kuala Lumpar. I’d strongly suggest checking out her blog for more posts on Kuala Lumpar!
Taman Eco Rimba Kuala Lumpur
If you are looking for a beautiful, natural jungle in the city then head over to Taman Eco Rimba Kuala Lumpur! On Jess’ first visit she was surprised by how beautiful it really was, you can walk around inside and the best part about it, it doesn’t cost a penny! The best day to visit is a weekday as there are less people, meaning you can take your time!
This jungle is close to the Kuala Lumpur Tower. When you’re on the second level of the tower you can see the incredible jungle view. It is worth climbing up the tower just for this view!
Thean Hou Gong Temple
Another Hidden Gem of Kuala Lumpur is called the “Thean Hou Gong Temple”. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the perfect picture for instagram! It is recommended that you visit at night time, because in the dark, the view if even more magical (especially during the Chinese New Year). It is one enchanting sight to behold!
Additionally, the Thean Hou Gong Temple is a popular wedding venue for local Chinese people in Kuala Lumpur. Often, you will see a lot of people arriving to the wedding or engagement ceremony. You also see both devotees and visitors burning joss sticks kneeling in prayer and placing offerings at the feet of the statues.
Sekeping Serendah Retreat
The Sekeping Serendah Retreat is another Hidden Gem of Kuala Lumpur. However it is situated in Selangor (Rawang) which is around 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. This place is best suited to people who are always looking for camping sites and to those who enjoy nature.
One thing to bear in mind is that the mobile service reception and signal can be really bad, however it varies and you may be lucky. Alternatively, you should not worry about mobile service because one of the best things about travelling into nature is to stay away from technology and surround yourself with, well… the nature!
So there are the three main Hidden Gems of Kuala Lumpur. For more travel posts about this amazing place then be sure to head over to Jess’ blog.