Templer Park - Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur Destinations and Sights - Outskirts of Kuala
Situated at the fringes of Kuala Lumpur, Templer's park is a 1,214 hectares of
forest reserve rich in natural wilderness. Established by the British during the
colonial years, it is named after Sir Gerald Templer, a colonial administrator,.
The park is a 1,200-hectare (3,000-acre) section of Malaysian jungle where
visitors have the chance to explore trails, swim in the pools and relax by
Consisting of lowland forests and a five-kilometre limestone ridge with abundant
birdlife, there are waterfalls, jungle trails and a natural pool with a
740-metre hill, the park attracts nature lovers, bird watchers, jungle trekkers,
photographers and picnickers.
Offering a picturesque setting with a towering attraction near its edge, namely
the million-year-old limestone hill Bukit Takun, The Kanching Waterfalls, also
known as the Templer Park Falls, are found here. For most visitors, the
attraction here is the gushing waters of the waterfall. Sheltered picnic spots
and changing areas are provided and walkways have been built where necessary to
Waterfalls and streams feed the thriving vegetarian here. Soft mosses cover the
forest floor and huge ferns grow as epiphytes, while matured trees form soaring
canopies. Various forms of wildlife such as monkeys, birds and numerous species
of insects can be found here.
Located 21km (13 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur
Bring along a change of clothes, swimwear, insert repellent and a pair of
binoculars if you are into bird watching. Wear suitable shoes as the around the
waterfall can be slippery