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5 Best Selangor Attractions To Explore The City

5 Best Selangor Attractions To Explore The City

Selangor is one of the states in Malaysia that has been developing quite fast. It is a place you can consider if you plan a trip from Singapore to Malaysia. Whether you are looking to explore the city or connect to nature, the options of Selangor attractions are definitely worth your trip.

Selangor is quite close to Kuala Lumpur; you can also consider visiting Kuala Lumpur attractions on your trip when you are in Selangor. You can fully utilize your time by visiting two states in one trip if you have the time. It is quite convenient to arrange your trip within these two states.

There are many places to visit in Selangor. There are tourist hotspots, historical landmarks, and much more, depending on your interests. In this article, we will list the top 5 Selangor attractions you should visit. So, get ready to explore the charm of the city of Selangor. You will have an unforgettable travel experience.

Selangor Attractions #1 – Sky Mirror

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If you are looking for a unique tourist attraction in Selangor, you should visit Kuala Selangor Beach, also known as Sky Mirror. What makes it unique is that it is the largest natural mirror in the world. You get to see the miracle of nature.

The “mirror” is reflected using the nature. The salt flat in the middle of the sea looks like a mirror, and it is only accessible during low tide. Most of the time, it will submerge underneath the sea, that is why you won’t see this attraction on the world map. Most of the locals will know about it.

During low tide, you will see the water reflecting the whole sky. It is a chance where you can snap tons of photos. Do some pose as it will be reflected on the water. This is why it is called Sky Mirror, isn’t it? The person in charge there will provide some accessories for you to take photos; do make use of them to snap some unique photos.

Bear in mind that the timing varies throughout the year, so do check out if it is available during your trip. It is best to go with an experienced tour guide.

Address: Kampung Sasaran, 45800 Jeram, Selangor

Selangor Attractions #2 – Zoo Negara

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If you are looking for a family-friendly Selangor attraction, Zoo Negara is a place you should go. The largest zoo in Malaysia, it is spread across 110 acres and is home to over 5,000 animals, including mammals, reptiles, and birds. You can spend the whole day just to explore the zoo.

The zoo was officially opened in November 1963 and is dedicated to education, conservation, recreation, and research. You will also be able to catch endangered and exotic species, such as Malayan sun bears, Malayan tigers, and more.

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Besides, they do have live animal shows. Check out the show time on Zoo Negara’s official website. They have limited seats; be sure to be there early to grab a good seat. Don’t miss other attractions at the zoo, such as the butterfly garden and reptile house. It will be an unforgettable day for you and your family, especially for the kids.

Address: Jalan Taman Zooview, Taman Zooview, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Selangor Attractions #3 – Selangor Japan Friendship Garden

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Have you been looking forward to visiting Japan but haven’t had a chance? Well, you don’t have to travel to Japan and still get to enjoy a part of Japan in Malaysia. Selangor Japan Friendship Garde is a place for you to explore some of the Japanese architecture and landscapes.

It covers 2.42 hectares of area and has five scenic zones for you to visit. Go for the Zen Garden, where you can enjoy a calm atmosphere. It is definitely a good place for meditation, and you get to enjoy nature. You can find an overgrown bonsai, which is a masterpiece of the Zen Garden.

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You will also see some sacred features that are often used in Japan, such as the Torii Gateway. The Torii gates are often used in temples and gardens. Another feature you want to check out is the Tsukubai. It is a traditional washbasin that is often found in temples. There are also plenty more attractions you get to see at the Selangor Japan Friendship Garden. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at this attraction.

Address: Persiaran Bandar Raya, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Selangor Attractions #4 – Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

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Located at Kanching Recreational Forest, Kanching Rainforest Waterfall is a place where you can connect to nature. It is also a place suitable for family outings. There are seven cascades of waterfalls where you can stop at any one which suits you.

The waterfall at the first level is quite small. It is an ideal spot for a picnic if you are looking for one. It is not too crowded, as most people will choose to explore deeper. There are some basic facilities at the second level, and you enjoy dipping in the water. It is also an ideal picnic spot, but it can get crowded, especially around noon.

You can explore deeper if you want. You will be entering the rainforest after the end of level three. It will be a physical challenge after that, and you are required to have a certain fitness level. If you intend to hike up, remember to wear your best walking shoes and bring along a hiking pole.

Address: Jalan Kanching, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

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Selangor Attractions #5 – Farm In The City

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Farm in the City is a place suitable for family outings and a paradise for animal lovers. Animals are usually kept in cages when you visit a zoo. But at Farm in The City, they encourage you to interact more with animals.

The design of the farm is based on a Malaysian village setting. They have over 100 species of animals, including exotic and rare species. You can see animals such as fennec foxes, mandarin ducks, alpacas, and more. They even have a collection of iguanas.

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You can get a close-up of giant tortoises and even feed them. You can even feed animals such as deer, goats, and cows. Most children grown up in the city have not experience catching fish from the longkang, here’s the place where you can experience it. It will be a new thing for kids nowadays. It provides a unique experience where you will be surrounded by different animals. So, don’t miss this if you are an animal lover.

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

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