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KL East Park: Nature’s Wonders In The Heart Of Kuala Lumpur

KL East Park: Nature’s Wonders In The Heart Of Kuala Lumpur

There are many interesting things to observe in the park such as the animals and the longest quartz formation.

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Going for a hike and connecting with nature is one of the best ways to escape reality. Our country is known for having many hiking trails.

In that list is KL East Park. Twitter user @yeenhamzah shared some interesting facts about the park.

KL East Park is managed by Sime Darby Property and it is situated near the KL East Mall and can be accessed by the Light Rail Transit (LRT) through the Gombak station.

The park is a 53-acre space where one can take a 2km hike while enjoying many of nature’s beauty. The trail is 242-metres above sea level which allows hikers to get a beautiful view of KL city.

There are 316 species of trees, herbs, shrubs and palms that can be found in the park. These species are GPS-tagged so they can be easily spotted.

Pic Credit: KL East Park

There is also the longest quartz formation known as the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge.

Not only that, the park is home to many birds, beetles, amphibians and reptiles such as the Asian Brown Flycather and Common Birdwing.

Pic Credit: KL East Park

In the tweet, @yeenhamzah shared a video of a security guard holding a snake, allowing it to crawl on his arms. If you’re brave enough, you too can give this a try.

Do not forget to bring extra clothes as a three-step miniature waterfall came about following an abrupt 25-metre high topographical shift. There is a quartz vein intrusion with crystal patterns like trees upstream of this tranquil waterfall.

Pic Credit: KL East Park

According to the tweet, the trail is easy enough to be enjoyed by children and the elderly.

However, it is also important to know that at the moment, booking has to be done as there is a limit on the number of people allowed in per slot.

There is no smoking or vaping in the park, no pets, no drugs or alcohol and no camping.

Nevertheless, this place is a hidden gem in the busy city of KL and is definitely worth a visit.

For more info on KL East Park, click here.

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