13 Forests in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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13 Forests to explore in Malaysia

One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.

Danum Valley Conservation AreaLahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

A 438 square kilometers tract of relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest. It has an extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna, including the rare East Sumatran rhinoceros, Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.

Gunung Mulu National ParkSarawak, Malaysia

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.

Kilim Geoforest ParkMalaysia, Kedah, Langkawi, Kampung Kilim, MY 07000 Kedah Langkawi Kilim Sungai Kilim

The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park consists of three river estuaries that stretch from Kisap village approximately 10&km to Tanjung Rhu, and they are all interconnected. They are rich in wildlife with hairy nosed sea otters, brown winged kingfishers, monitor lizards, and swimming macaque monkeys being common sights. There is also a bat cave within the Geoforest Park.

KL Forest Eco ParkLot 240, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Situated within the city of Kuala Lumpur, this rain forest has several nature trails & a forest canopy walkway. This is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city center.

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.

Mossy Forest39000, Perak, Malaysia

Low-level clouds in the sky blanket the Mossy Forest with constant wind and moisture creating an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen, and orchids.

Mount MurudMount Murud, Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Mount Murud (7950ft) is the highest mountain in Sarawak. Mount Murud has two highest points, with one point higher than the other by only 15 m.

Mount OphirMount Ophir, 84900, Johor, Malaysia

According to one legend, ancient history points to the mountain being rich in gold deposits, luring traders from far away. Ophir was a biblical-era land, rich with natural resources- hence the name Mount Ophir.

The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a nature preserve in Sabah, Malaysia. It was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah's disappearing wild animals.

Taman Burung Kuala LumpurKL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A gated attraction, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre  public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. The Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. About 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from countries such as Australia, China, Holland, Indonesia, New Guinea, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m),. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrubs on the higher elevations.

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'.