Kampung Kuantan is one of three places in the area to watch the magical Kuala Selangor fireflies in action.
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park,
Jalan Rawang, 45000
The Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park adventure began in the 1970s when a local entrepreneur foresaw the commercial potential of this magical event. The project was later entrusted to the Kuala Selangor District Council, who has continued its development to accommodate the increasing number of tourists.
Here, visitors get to enjoy a ride on a sampan (traditional, non-motorized wooden boat) along the great bends and curves of Selangor River to witness up-close the fireflies’ mesmerizing displays.
Traveling on a sampan enables you to get closer to the action and at the same time, helps reduce air, water and noise pollution, all of which may adversely affect the insects’ natural habitat.
Due to high demand especially during the holiday season, visitors are advised to make bookings in advance to avoid disappointment.
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For maximum visibility, the best time to experience Kuala Selangor’s fireflies is slightly after 8.00pm on a clear, moonless night. Any later than that, and the fireflies may have found a mate, causing them to stop flashing.
What to bring – Sport shoes or shoes with rubber soles are recommended when visiting Kampung Kuantan. Also remember to pack plenty of mosquito repellent. Flash photography is strictly prohibited as this may disrupt and confuse the fireflies, who communicate by emitting lights from their abdomen.
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7.45pm – 10.30pm. Visitors are advised to arrive at the ticketing counter around 7.30pm.
Charges for Kampung Kuantan are approximately RM50.00 per sampan (max. 4 pax per sampan). The entire boat journey takes around 20 minutes.
Information centre, ticketing counter, mini theatre, jetty, food and drink stalls, playgrounds, public toilets, souvenir shops and parking lots.
How to get to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Driving is the best way to get here. Make your way towards the Sungai Buloh exit from the North-South Expressway and follow the road signs towards Kuala Selangor. If you’re leaving from Klang, drive towards Kapar and head from there to Kuala Selangor. For both routes, the journey should take less than 80 minutes.
Board bus 100 from Medan Pasar bus stop (opposite HSBC) in downtown Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor. A one-way ticket costs RM9.00. Buses depart every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm, and the journey takes about 2 hours. The last bus for the return trip from Kuala Selangor to Kuala Lumpur is at 7.00pm.
Alternatively, board the Cityliner bus from Klang Sentral for the ±49km journey to Kuala Selangor. Buses leave every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm. A one-way ticket costs RM4.30.
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park is about 7 kilometers from the bus station.