7 Great Picnic Spots in KL

Looking for a place to have a nice casual picnic to release your everyday life stress and forget your problems for a while? Then consider visiting this places to enjoy your own sweet time with friends, family or even just yourself.

Get to know where to indulge in a therapeutic picnic in nature with this 7 Great Picnic Spots in KL.

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1. Perdana Botanical Garden

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With a massive lake at the spotlight, Perdana Botanical Garden is a well-known recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. The park consist of several gardens such as the Hibiscus Garden, Sunken Garden, Laman Perdana, and Herbarium. With its lush greeneries, blossoming flowers and charming architecture, it is relatively easy to find a spot shielded from the sunlight for a fantastic picnic experience.

Locals love it. During weekends especially, you will see them take a morning jog to break some sweat or inspiring photographers taking some great shots around the area. Their lakeside paths make a gorgeous backdrop if you plan to have a stroll.

Perdana Botanical Garden
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily


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Located right in the middle of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this is a hotspot for the city casual strollers and picnic goers. With the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest twin tower in the world showing its glory and dominance beside the park, it serves as a fantastic view and landmark.

What really makes this park extremely special is the Lake Symphony. During night time, a dazzling show of choreographed water fountains dancing on top of the lake with vibrant colors, giving the spectators a show of their life. As for the children, they may enjoy themselves at nearby playground or the public pool.

Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily

3. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

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A beautiful small waterfall in a grassy area. Forest Research Institute Malaysia is known for its hiking spots as well as picnic at Sungai Kroh.

Facilities such as shelters, restrooms, cafeteria and prayer space are provided. You may enjoy jogging, trekking, bird watching, and even camping here. The surrounding is relatively a great spot for forgetting your every day life problems for a bit.

Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Address: Jalan FRIM, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 8 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Weekends)

4. Bagan Lalang Beach

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Want to go somewhere other than a park? Then make your way to Bagan Lalang Beach. This is an ideal place for a picnic and is a local favorites. You may even see someone cooking BBQ here.

If you are looking for some beach side bites, you may try out the restaurants here. The highlight of the day is the beautiful sunset here so bring a good camera.

Bagan Lalang Beach
Opening Times: 24 Hours Daily

5. Desa Park City

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Other than the lush greenery and a pleasing lake, this park is great for those who want to bring their pets along. As a pet-friendly park, you will see strollers bring their cute dogs and take them on a wholesome walk. Therefore this is a great chance for your pets to meet some new friends.

Desa Park City
Address: C-3-1 Plaza Arkadia, 3, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 6 AM – 11 PM daily

6. Kepong Metropolitan Park

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Located 30 minutes away from the city, this park is more than just a picnic spot. This park features cycling paths, lake and plenty of kites soaring through the sky. Locals really love to play with kites in this park.

In the evening, you will see a spectacle of colorful kites weaving in the air while the kite flyers do their cool tricks. If you want find your own, there are kite stalls readily available. If you wish to just picnic, lay the blanket, sit and enjoy yourselves.

Kepong Metropolitan Park
Address: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily

7. Taman Eko Rimba Kanching Waterfalls (Hutan Lipur Kanching)

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While not exactly located in KL and the furthest away from the city in this list, this place just have so much charm you might just give it a try. If you want to go for a picnic at waterfall, then Kanching Waterfalls will cater to your needs for escape from stress. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall comprises 7 tiers, but most people set up their picnic spots at Levels 2 and 3. Bathing and swimming in the clean river feels great and refreshing.

To those who wants to go for a hiking, there is a hiking path and it gets steeper from level 5 onwards. Therefore, it provides a good challenge for fitness freaks and you will also be rewarded with less people and more visually stunning surrounding views. Admissions are RM2 for Malaysians and RM5 for non-Malaysians, as well as RM2 for parking.

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
Address: Kanching Rainforest Reserve, Kilometer 17, Jalan, Jalan Rawang, Templer Baiduri, 48000 Rawang, Selangor
Opening Times: 6AM – 8PM daily

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