Top 25 Selangor Attractions (2020)

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Being neighbours with Kuala Lumpur, the Selangor state boasts a different kind of charm. One that is known for its generous green landscape but doesn’t lack the zest of life of that of Kuala Lumpur. This place has so much to offer, and you can start conquering the area with these top 25 Selangor attractions.

Ampang

1. National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara Malaysia)

Zoo Negara Malaysia

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Opened in 1963, this National Zoo is located in Ulu Klang Gombak. With the size spanning across 110 acres, you will have an enjoyable time exploring the zoo. Built with complete amenities, this zoo is also the home to the first pandas in Malaysia.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM44 | Child – RM16

Banting

2. Morib Beach (Pantai Morib)

Morib Beach

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Morib beach is one of the closest beaches to the city centre and is frequented by many locals and tourists to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nestled among the long stretch of sandy beach and tropical trees, there are many resorts that you can choose to stay in. There are also many activities that you can do here, such as jet skiing, paragliding and also beach volleyball.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Batu Caves

3. Batu Caves

Batu Caves

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Batu Caves is undoubtedly one of the Selangor attractions that you must visit. Hailed as one of the top tourist spots in Selangor, Batu Caves is a 100 years old Hindu temple situated in the caves on top of a limestone hill.

To reach the top, one must climb up the 272 rainbow-coloured steps. Though it might not be an easy feat, the view and the temple in the caves will be a sight to behold.

Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

4. Selangor State Park

Selangor State Park

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Selangor State Park is the second largest park in Peninsular Malaysia, with the size of over 914.41 square kilometres. Apart from being an ecotourism space, many people will visit this place for a hiking adventure.

During your hike, immerse in the surroundings and be overwhelmed by the beauty of Mother Nature. However, you are advised to wear appropriate shoes so as not to injure yourself during the climb in this Selangor attraction.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Bukit Rotan

5. Sri Shakti Devasthanam Temple

Sri Shakti Devasthanam Temple

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Situated on Rotan Hill, this temple that stands majestically is the symbol of perfect Hindu temple architecture. With its intricate interior and exterior designs, it is no wonder why many Hindu devotees will visit this Selangor attraction to offer their prayers to the Gods. As you walk around the temple ground, you will also catch a glimpse of God’s animal companions beautifully crafted in the walls.

Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:30pm | Saturday – Sunday, 4:30am – 12:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Hulu Langat

6. Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest

Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest

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This recreational park has six zones and is a favourite camping site among the locals. With the beautiful landscape surrounding this place, it is not hard to understand why. There are tons of activities you can do here, and the site is also equipped with camping and barbeque facilities with a small fee.

If you don’t fancy staying in a tent, you can opt to stay in a chalet that is available here instead.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): RM1

7. Sungai Serai Hot Spring (Kolam Air Panas Sungai Serai)

Kolam Air Panas Sungai Serai (Sungai Serai Hot Spring)

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Located in Hulu Langat, this is a natural hot spring pool that is frequented by local and visiting tourists. It is not a big pool but it is a good enough place for you to dip and enjoy the goodness of this mineral-infused water that is good for your skin. It is not advised to visit at night as there are not many lights in this area.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Kuala Khubu Bharu

8. Kuala Kubu Bharu

Kuala Kubu Baru

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Located an hour’s drive away from the city, Kuala Kubu Bharu is the perfect scenic getaway from the concrete jungle. Though this town might be small, there is so much you can do here. If you are up for an exhilarating outdoor adventure, you should try out river crossing.

You will start the journey by foot as you trek through the jungle and cross not only one but six rivers. Don’t worry as there are safety ropes to take you across from one side to the other. You will end the journey with a magnificent view of waterfalls.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

9. Selangor River

Selangor River

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Selangor River is one of the most well-known rivers in Selangor. With it flowing from Kuala Kubu Bahru to Kuala Selangor, this is the perfect spot for white water rafting. Depending on your group size, the entire experience will take from three to four hours. If you have not tried water rafting before, this is the perfect place to start as the rapids are not too strong while still giving you an exhilarating time.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

10. Chiling Falls (Air Terjun Chiling)

Sungai Chiling (Chilling Falls)

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Till this day, many people still visit Chiling Falls as a wonderful day activity. You will be able to see the grand cascading waterfall here after a short trek along the Chiling River. While you are here, you can also visit the Mahseer fish sanctuary that is managed by the Selangor State Fisheries Department.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Klang

11. Klang Kwan Imm Temple

Klang Kwan Imm Temple

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Klang Kwan Imm Temple is one of the oldest temples in Klang and a peaceful and serene place for devotees to pray. This Selangor attraction has a big garden in its vicinity and a koi pond as well. While strolling around the garden, you will also be able to see a massive statue of the Goddess Kuan Yin.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Kuala Selangor

12. Sekinchan

Sekinchan

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Sekinchan, a small town located 100km from the city centre is an ideal place for a laidback and calm weekend getaway. Though this town might be small but it is mighty as it is the largest producer of rice in Malaysia. You will see that the town is painted green as there are many paddy fields surrounding this area.

And located in the heart of Sekinchan, you will find a Wishing Tree. You will see thousands of red ribbons adorning this tree which represent people’s wishes. If you have a wish you want to come true, you may get your red ribbon here by simply donating at a nearby temple.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

13. Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror

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Instagrammers rejoice! As one of the latest Instagram hot spots, Sky Mirror is a phenomenon that reflects the sky at the beach ground, best for taking beautiful pictures. But before you head to this place, you need to bear in mind that this only happens two times a month during the full moon and new moon period.

You can only take the infamous picture from mid to late morning when the seawater recedes, creating a sandbank with shallow water of a few inches. Gather your friends and go early, as there will be many people queuing up to take this iconic picture.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

14. Bukit Melawati

Bukit Melawati

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Another one of the many Selangor attractions is Bukit Melawati, also known as Monkey Hill. This is a perfect place for families to have fun, learn about the historical buildings here and also the opportunity to indulge in some really delicious seafood. As you traverse up this hill, you will be able to see the remains of old cannons all around the hill which has been here since the 18th century.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

15. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park

Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park

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While you are visiting Kuala Selangor, why not join the night tour to see these beautiful twinkling lights which can be seen at the firefly park. There is something magical about this light but sadly, there are not many places left in Malaysia that you can see these mating light shows. To see these creatures, you will be led through the stream in a boat; a distance away from the ticketing counter.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:45pm – 10:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

Petaling Jaya

16. Farm in the City

Farm in the City

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Farm in the City is the first farm of its kind in Malaysia. Not only does it operates as a petting zoo but it is also a conservation park in the city. The farm design was influenced by a Malaysian village setting and houses over 100 species with some exotic species such as mandarin ducks, alpacas, fennec fox and more in this seven acres zoo. You can also try your luck in ‘longkang fishing’ or better known as drain fishing, which is a popular Malaysian activity of the past.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:30am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM39 | Child – RM32

Rawang

17. Selangor Fruit Valley

Selangor Fruit Valley

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If you love fruits, you should visit the Selangor Fruit Valley. Though there are other ‘fruit-related’ Selangor attractions, what makes this place stand out is its sheer size of 646 hectares.

Over here, you will get to indulge yourself with a variety of tropical fruits such as starfruit, guava, papaya, durians and many more; depending on what is in season. You will also get to learn and distinguish the many different trees, herbs, and vegetables that are planted here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ticket Price(s): RM10

Sepang

18. Mitsui Outlet Park

Mitsui Outlet Park

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The Mitsui Outlet Park is a factory outlet shopping destination located 6km away from the KLIA airport. Over here, there are 140 mid to high-end outlets selling clothes, sporting goods, accessories and beauty products. It is a steal as you can get off-season items from popular brands such as Mango, Adidas, Nike, Levis, and Dockers, just to name a few.

There are also multiple restaurants nestled in this location selling a variety of cuisine, ranging from Malaysia, Italian, Thai and Japanese as well. So if you have a few hours to spare between a stopover, this is the perfect place to be. Shuttle services are provided to and fro both KLIA and KLIA 2 airports.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

19. Paya Island Wetlands

Paya Island Wetlands

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Paya Island Wetlands is one of the perfect Selangor attractions to be at to relax while admiring the beauty of what nature has to offer. Although there are many activities that you can do here, the main thing that people do when they visit this place is bird-watching. This is the perfect ecology environment for the birds as food is abundant in this area.

As there are not many shelters around here, you are recommended to wear a hat and put on more sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Seri Kembangan

20. Chocolate Museum Kuala Lumpur

Chocolate Museum Kuala Lumpur

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This chocolate museum is really one of its kind and is an excellent place for chocolate lovers. The museum starts by educating when cocoa was first discovered until what it is today, an epitome of what dessert is all about.

There are also exhibits that display how some chocolates are used for its medicinal values. In this Selangor attraction, you will also be taught about the chocolate making process and the tour ends with a retail shop that sells all kind of chocolate candies at an attractive price.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Shah Alam

21. i-City

i-City

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i-City is a theme park situated in Shah Alam. The park is open throughout the day but the best time to visit this place is after nightfall. Compared to the other Selangor attractions, this one is listed in CNN Travel as one of the most colourful and bright spots in the world, this city of digital lights is filled with exciting rides and unique museums.

There is also ‘SnoWalk’ which provides people with a below 0 degrees Celcius experience with snow. Another huge attraction is the colourful Ferris wheel in the middle of the park, where you would be able to see a bird’s-eye view of the Selangor skyline.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 12:00am
Ticket Price(s): Free

22. Laman Seni 7

Laman Seni 7

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Laman Seni 7 is a street art alley that is found in Shah Alam. It is a small alley with many colourful arts plastered on the wall. These arts were selected through a competition that was organised by the city council.

Ten artworks were selected from four categories; Street Furniture, 3D Painting, On-site Painting and 3D Installation. The winning artist was given the green light to start working on the artwork at the alley.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

23. Sultan Alam Shah Museum

Sultan Alam Shah Museum

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The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is a state museum that tells the story of Selangor’s state development. It houses artefacts and cultural objects that are gathered from all around the state. You will get to see traditional attires, weapons, and old instruments here.

On the second Sunday of every month, the museum arranges cultural and heritage programmes to educate the public more about the Malaysian roots and backgrounds. If you are not sure about which historical Selangor attractions that you should visit, this is a good place to start.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Subang Jaya

24. Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon

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If theme parks are your thing, you will love this place. It doesn’t matter if you are here with your family or friends, this is a perfect place for everyone. The park consists of 3 parks, the water park, a dry park and the wildlife park.

If you are into thrill rides, many exhilarating rides will knock your socks off. However, if adrenaline-pumping rides aren’t your thing, there are other milder adventure rides available for you.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM202 (RM133 for Malaysian) | Child – RM170 (RM108 for Malaysian)

Tanjong Sepat

25. Kuan Wellness Eco Park

Kuan Wellness Eco Park

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Located in Tanjung Sepat, this is one of the famous eco-destination places in Selangor. Surrounded by palm trees, you will be able to see houses built for swiftlets and an exhibition centre dedicated to the bird’s nest. Do schedule a few hours here, as there is just so much to see in this 5 acres land such as the eco-theatre, mini zoo, the fruit farms and also the cafe that is available in the same vicinity.

Operating Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

The Selangor state has so much to offer, with the state being as vibrant as Kuala Lumpur. There are abundance of things to see, to do and has a variety of food to try out as well. The next time you are here, don’t forget to add these 25 Selangor attractions into your travel itinerary as well.