KL Lake Gardens, otherwise known as Perdana Botanical Gardens, is one of the most beautiful parks you can find in KL. With the developing city landscape and ongoing construction projects, this park offers a place majestic greeneries to escape the hustle and bustle of KL City.

Here’s a list of 9 attractions you can find in KL Lake Gardens.

1. Perdana Botanical Gardens

For those of you who enjoy the beauty of nature, the Perdana Botanical Gardens should be on the top of your list when visiting KL. Sprawling across 91.5 hectares of lush greenery, the Perdana Botanical Gardens is home to thousands of species of plants, serving as one of the biggest green lungs of KL. Read more..

2. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Dubbed “The Largest Bird Park in South-East Asia”, KL Bird Park is home to thousands of birds, housing the majority of species in the region. This iconic Malaysian attraction has also garnered the title of “The World’s Largest Covered Bird Park” with its free-flight, walk-in aviary. Read more.. 

3. Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

KL Butterfly Park is home to more than 5,000 butterflies of over 100 different species. A popular spot for families and animal lovers, the butterfly park is filled with bushy gardens and plenty of fragrant flowers and vines. Read more..

4. National Mosque

The National Mosque of Malaysia, otherwise known as Masjid Negara, is recognised as an important symbol of Islam in Malaysia. Built in 1965 on the site of a church, practitioners of Islam have been coming to this mosque to conduct their daily prayers for decades up until today. Read more.. 

5. Islamic Arts Museum

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is informally known as Southeast Asia’s museum of Islamic art. The largest Islamic Museum in all of Southeast Asia, it houses over 7,000 legendary Islamic artifacts and many Islamic decorative arts from across the globe. Read more.. 

6. National Monument

The National Monument, also known as Tugu Negara, is a 15m-high bronze statue built in remembrance of the brave soldiers who died fighting for the independence of Malaysia.

Holding the title of the World’s Tallest Freestanding Bronze Sculptures, the National Monument features 7 soldiers standing and supporting their fallen comrades. Read more.. 

7. ASEAN Sculpture Garden

Located just a stone-throw away from the National Monument, the ASEAN Sculpture Garden was built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Read more.. 

8. National Planetarium

The National Planetarium is dedicated to invoke a sense of curiosity for all things related to astronomy and space-science. Housed on top of a hill in Lake Gardens, its Islamic-inspired blue-domed structure is easily visible from nearby roads. Read more.. 

9. National Museum

The National Museum is located near the southern end of the Lake Gardens, and is well worth a visit for both local and foreign travellers alike.

They provide an excellent introduction to Malaysia’s history, economy, geography, arts, and culture, with exhibits documenting important happenings beginning from pre-historic events all the way up to present Malaysia. Read more.. 


Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong is an aspiring writer cum photographer and traveller, who loves diving head first into culture and exploring the wonders of the world. Like any Malaysian, Vincent loves food and is always on the hunt for the next best meal. After having spent several years away from Malaysia, this young man realised the uniqueness of his home country and aims to tell the stories of Malaysia and all it has to offer.
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