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Selangor Tourism

Batu Caves

Batu Caves Selangor

Located just 14 km north of Kuala Lumpur are Batu Caves that is the most iconic Selangor tourism sight and a place of devotion to Malaysias' followers of the Hindu religion.

When you travel to Batu Caves you are greeted by the massive statue of Lord Murugan and the sight of 272 steps to climb to reach the first of the 3 Batu Caves, but it is well worth the effort even in the tropical heat.

The largest cave has a 100m ceiling and when you arrive in the last cave you are greeted by the sun shining spectacularly through a large opening giving natural light to the cave and creating some interesting shadows.

Batu Caves Stairs

Selangor Recreational Forests

Just north of Kuala Lumpur lies the world renowned Forest Research Institute of Malaysia that is at the forefront of tropical forestry research.

You can get back to nature on the 4 carefully laid out jungle tracks that meander through the flora and fauna of this ancient forest reserve.

The river adds tranquility to the setting and its stunning waterfall gives the opportunity for some fantastic photos.

For a birds eye view of the forest you can traverse the 30 metre high canopy walk to come face to face with nature through the jungle tree tops, but be warned, the canopy walk is limited to 250 people per day so it is a good idea to book in advance.

Still on the Selangor tourism nature trail is the Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest which is a lowland rainforest offering good opportunities for photography and bird watching.

With its shallow meandering river it is a very popular spot for family picnics, jungle trekking and camping at one of the available camping spots.

Selangor Coast and Beach

Morib Beach is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, at the southern end of Selangor it is a quiet haven for relaxation under the swaying casuarinas and a great location for a scenic picnic watching the sun setting over the Straits of Malacca.

Bagan Lalang Beach is another great getaway beach location with the added bonus of some fantastic seafood restaurants where you can munch through some tasty Snapper or Grouper while watching the setting sun glistening over the ocean horizon.

Carey Island is a wonderful Selangor tourism location, situated just off the coast it is home to the Mah Meri people.

Their reputation as quality craftsmen in carving wood is legendary and tourists flock to this island to steep themselves in the Mah Meri culture and to buy their wood carvings.

Especially sought after are the wooden masks and sculptures made from the indigenous swamp hardwood known as nyireh batu. Carey Island also has a well deserved reputation for some of the finest seafood in the region.

There is no overnight accommodation at Carey island so it is a day trip destination to see the Mah Meri.

Kuala Selangor

In years gone by the coastal town of Kuala Selangor was a former royal capital of Selangor and evidence of its importance can be found on Melawati Hill where in the 18th century the Sultan Of Selangor had a fortress built here to help protect the state from intruders.

Various battles with the Dutch and the Selangor civil war over tin mining rights saw the fort destroyed and all that remains now are its cannons, foundation stones, its fabled execution block, a lighthouse and a magnificent view over Kuala Selangor and the Straits Of Malacca.

The only battles to be staged these days is to walk to the top of the hill at this Selangor tourism hotspot.

Melawati Hill is also home to a troop of Silverleaf Monkeys who unlike the more miscreant Long Tail Macaques are usually very warm and friendly to the point of being polite, it is quite refreshing feeding these little monkeys with nuts.

Kuala Selangor is home to Firefly Park Resort Kampung Bukit Belimbing where every night small motorised crafts silently take to the Selangor river to observe the swarms of fireflies in their natural environment.

This is truly one of natures wonders as you can observe millions of them moving in harmony as if they are a single entity.

When they descend onto one of the Berembang trees that line the riverbank it is as if it becomes a Christmas tree and someone has just turned on the lights.

The Firefly Park Resort also provide some interesting above river ecologically friendly accommodation with modern chalets built on stilts above the clear water that is home to an abundance of freshwater fish, a perfect retreat after watching the fireflies in all their glory.

Historic Jugra

The historic town of Jugra on the Selangor coast is home to the stately Bandar Palace that was built in 1905 by Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah.

The Sultan was very involved in every aspect of the design of this magnificent palace built in 13 acres of beautifully landscaped land.

The palace has 15 stately rooms over 2 levels and the Sultans attention to detail in the construction of the palace is evident in the design, decor and durability of this Stately Palace.

Jugra is also home to the historical Royal Mausoleum and it still serves as the burial ground for Selangor Royal Family.

Built in 1884 it has been constructed to traditional Islamic Architecture with Moorish features and it is regularly visited by members of the royal family and many interested tourists. Whilst in Jugra the Lighthouse is also an interesting Selangor tourism spot and well worth visiting.

Shah Alam

If you thought that Kuala Lumpur was the only player when it came to stunning architecture then think again as Selangor is home to one of the finest architectural gems in the country.

The state capital Shah Alam is home to the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or as it is more commonly referred to the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent blue dome.

Blue Mosque Shah Alam

Standing at 142 metres the Blue Mosque minarets are recorded as the tallest in the world while the edges surrounding the dome and main prayer hall are dominated by decorative Islamic calligraphy.

The bluish sunlight filtering through the stained glass of the exterior of the Blue Mosque exudes a sense of peace and tranquility befitting of this awe-inspiring holy building

i-City

i City of lights

Shah Alam is home to i-city the first lightscape tourist attraction in Malaysia showcasing state of the art LED technology. i-city, now known as the city of digital lights, is located in city park or city walk and when dusk comes the people follow to marvel at the wonders of modern illumination that is i-city.

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