Taman Alam Kuala Selangor

This article is part of my 2019 Kuala Selangor trip series.

Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Nature Park) is a popular ecotourism destination. The park is managed by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) on behalf of the state government. The visitor information center is located near the park's entrance.
The nature park protects 800 acres of mangrove swamp and secondary forest at the foothill of Bukit Malawati.
The Bund Trail, nearly 2 kilometers in length, loops around the park.
As for visitors who wish to explore further, there are several offshoots including a mangrove walkway and a rope bridge.
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is a sanctuary for a plethora of flora and fauna. The area is an important stopover for migratory birds. Over 150 bird species, such as the great egret (Ardea alba), can be seen here.
To facilitate birdwatching, there are several gazebos and observation towers along the trails. The most accessible observation tower is situated at the end of the Main Trail. The tower gives a panoramic view of the park, including a large brackish lake at the center.
As for visitors who wish to stay overnight, the park provides several types of accommodation.
There are two primate species that dwell near the campground: long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) and Selangor silvered langurs (Trachypithecus selangorensis). Do not approach or feed the monkeys as they may become aggressive.
Admission fee to Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is RM4.00 per adult. Schoolchildren and senior citizens are charged RM1.00 and RM2.00 respectively. Admission is free for children below the age of 7. It is advisable to bring insect repellent as the park is infested with mosquitoes.

Address: Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: 03-3289-2294
Business hours: 9:00am-6:00pm

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