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Perdana Botanical Gardens

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The largest and most pleasant of Kuala Lumpur’s public green spaces, Perdana Botanical Gardens sprawls out behind the National Museum, offering a limited escape from the big smoke.





Also known as KL Lake Gardens, Perdana Botanical Gardens was established in 1888 and encompasses over 90 hectares of absolutely prime real estate, stretching from behind the National Museum all the way up the small hill it sits on, to the National Monument. KL Bird Park, the Islamic Arts Museum and the National Museum all abut its eastern edge.

No shortage of big trees. Photo taken in or around Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

No shortage of big trees. Photo: Stuart McDonald

You’d think with such a central setting the gardens would be easy to reach, but sadly that is far from the case. The easiest approach—take our word for it—is to get a Grab Car to the National Monument, enjoy that, and then spend half a day walking downhill, perhaps taking in KL Bird Park along the way, and eventually popping out near the National Museum. The primary advantage of this is that you’ll be walking down hill almost the entire way, but a second point is that the park is notoriously difficult to approach from ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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