8 Parks in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Parks to explore in Malaysia

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City ParkPersiaran Kuari, Pulau Tikus, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The City Park, also colloquially known as the Youth Park, is an urban park in the city of George Town in [Penang], Malaysia. Located near the Penang Botanic Gardens, City Park was opened in 1972 as a recreational area and a green lung for the city's residents. it is one of the main tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Gurney WharfPersiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Gurney Wharf is a proposed seafront park currently being reclaimed off Gurney Drive in George Town, Penang. Intended as a "new iconic waterfront destination for Penang", Phase 1 of Gurney Wharf is scheduled for completion by 2018. the 24.28-hectare seafront park will comprise four distinct recreational areas - a beach, a coastal grove, a water garden, and a seaside retail food and beverages area.

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly ParkJalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park  is a large public butterfly zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. The butterfly park houses many species that are local to the country. Spanning over 80,000 square feet of landscaped garden with over 5,000 butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns, it is one of the largest houses in the world.

Kuala Selangor Nature ParkJalan Klinik, Taman Alam, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

The Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a park located by the mouth of the Selangor River in Kuala Selangor District, Selangor, Malaysia. With a total area of 2.4 square kilometers, the park is a combination of secondary forest and wetland with a man-made coastal bund separating the wetland from the forest.

Sandakan Memorial ParkMile 8, Jalan Labuk, Taman Rimba, 90702 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Sandakan Memorial Park commemorates the lives of thousands of allied prisoners of war who perished in Borneo at the hands of their Japanese captors.

Taiping Lake GardensJalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Taiping Lake Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Malaysia. This 62 hectares of park is also known as Taman Tasik Taiping in the Malay language.

Taman Botani PutrajayaLebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Located in the northern section of Precinct 1, this park is designed as an arcadia or a national sanctuary for Malaysian plant taxonomy as well as a center for education and research. The garden currently has more than 700 species of flowering plants, local plants as well as plants from the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.

Templer Park Country Club21, Jalan Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

Templer Park is a forest reserve in Rawang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It is 1,214 hectares in size and it was named in honor of Sir Gerald Templer, a British High Commissioner in Malaya. "On 8 September 1954, His Highness the Sultan of Selangor, the late Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah declared that Templer’s Park was 'dedicated by Selangor to serve as a refuge and a sanctuary for wildlife and a meeting place for all who love and respect the beauty of nature'.