KL Forest Eco Park

Take shade under the beautiful trees of Taman Eko Rimba KL, the only remaining patch of tropical rainforest in central Kuala Lumpur.

Contact

+603 2020 1606 (Site office, Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia)

jpwkl[at]forestry.gov.my

https://www.forestry.gov.my/en/

Address

Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan
50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KL Forest Eco Park or Taman Eko Rimba KL (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas) is one of Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserves.

Gazetted in 1906, KL Forest Eco Park is surrounded by a concrete jungle in the form of buildings and skyscrapers.

In fact, the rainforest park is located right next to one of Malaysia’s most recognizable landmarks, the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower).

As the only patch of tropical rainforest still standing in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the park serves as the city’s green lung and is home to flora and fauna unique to Malaysia’s tropical rainforest.

The 10.5-hectare forest reserve was gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in 1934 and 1950 respectively, with a segment of about 5 hectares identified as a Virgin Jungle Reserve.

When visiting KL Tower, visitors should certainly consider stopping by KL Forest Eco Park, as it is located just beside the tower’s entrance and requires no entrance fee.

Over here, nature guides run daily guided tours at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, and more information can be obtained from the forest reserve’s dedicated Visitor Center.

Within the forest reserve is a wide range of flora, including creepers, ferns, rare herbs, giant bamboo grasses and climbers. Huge tropical tree species can also be found in this jungle, such as meranti, keruing, chengal and pulai.

Visitors might spot the two local species of monkeys that live in the park, namely the Long-tailed Macaque and Silvered Langur. Other varieties of fauna that roam the area include birds, snakes and squirrels.

A free-of-charge camp site is available for nature lovers who wish to spend more time in the jungle’s lush greenery.

Joggers will enjoy exploring the forest trail, and there is even an outdoor obstacle course where a little stretching and body lifting can be done.

All visitors to the forest reserve should take precautionary measures as there are some slopes along the forest trails that are quite steep. There is also a ladder section that could be tricky to navigate, so visitors should dress casually, ideally sports wear which includes hiking or running shoes.

Opening hours

7.00am to 6.00pm daily including weekends and public holidays.

Price/Entrance fees

Entry to KL Forest Eco Park used to be free, but the following charges now apply to all visitors:

Entry permit for Permanent Reserved ForestMYKAD HolderNon-MYKAD Holder
(i) Entry Fee―
(a)Adults;10.0040.00
(b) Children 6-12 y.o.;1.005.00
(c) Children under 6 y.o.;FreeFree
(d) Senior citizens (more than 60 y.o.);1.0040.00
(e) Persons with disabilitiesFreeFree
(ii) Rent –
(a) Camp plot;10.00 per day40.00 per day
(b) Hall;100.00 per day200.00 per day
(c) Field;200.00 per day400.00 per day
(d) Canteen;1,000.00 per month2,000.00 per month
(e) Kiosk;200.00 per month400.00 per month
(f) Square site500.00 per day1,000.00 per day
(iii) Commercial filming / documentary
(a) video/film; and2,000.00 per day5,000.00 per day
(b) photography200.00 per day500.00 per day

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How to get to KL Forest Eco Park


The forest reserve is located in front of Jalan Raja Chulan and not far from the Telekom Museum. By car, drive up the hill at KL Tower and pay for the entrance fee and car park; admission to the forest reserve is free subject to entry fees. There are two entrances – the Taman Eko Rimba KL head office located at Jalan Raja Chulan and another at the KL Tower.

By Train
Take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT and stop at Dang Wangi Station, or take the KL monorail and disembark at Bukit Nanas station. Those who use the Ampang Line LRT need to disembark at Masjid Jamek LRT station.

By Bus
The KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus takes you directly to KL Tower which is right next to the park. Taman Eko Rimba KL is also serviced by several buses to and from the city centre.


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    • Nurul on November 17, 2021 at 11:56 am
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    May I know, KL ECO FOREST PARK BUKIT NENAS still temporary close? Because I saw at Google annouce KL ECO FOREST PARK BUKIT NENAS IS TEMPORARY CLOSE.

      • Zarina Abdul Wahab on December 6, 2021 at 6:57 pm
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      I went there this morning. Very disappointed it was closed. I took leave today and from Seremban.

    • Zarina Abdul Wahab on December 6, 2021 at 6:56 pm
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    I am very disappointed this morning. When i went there, its closed. It didnt mentioned or announced at the website that the eco park was closed. I asked the people there who working at the cafe near the parking lot. They said it was closed most probably until new year. I need the clarification.

      • Sophia C on December 14, 2021 at 11:57 am
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      omg… means is still close is it?? cause i was planning to go on xmas week

    • Rai on January 29, 2022 at 12:22 pm
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    Will the park open at 1/2/22?

      • ir. khairul on February 19, 2022 at 10:08 am
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      Park already open,
      having very useful hiking today

        • jessi on April 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm
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        need to pay for entrance fee?

    • Daren on April 21, 2022 at 2:18 pm
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    Hi, may i know what is the opening hours? thank you

    • LEE on April 23, 2022 at 9:19 am
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    hey may i know 03/05/2022 izit open ? ting bring kids to visit ~~

    • kl on April 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm
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    Hi is it temporarily closed again?

    • Xinyi on April 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm
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    Wil the park open on hari raya 3/5/2022?

    • faez on May 7, 2022 at 7:22 pm
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    still temporarily closed? when will re-open?

    • Liang yuan on May 26, 2022 at 3:45 pm
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    Hi, is the canopy walk of kl forest eco park open? May I know the operation hour because I call the contact number n nobody pick up the phone.
    Thx

    • Natalie Hong on June 17, 2022 at 4:41 pm
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    Call the contact number 03-20201606 several times and nobody pick up the phone!! May I know when will this park re-open? Will it open on Sunday and the opening hours please. Thank you.

    • Malaysian on June 25, 2022 at 5:38 pm
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    What poor service. I went once but was closed. Now I wanna go again trying to search opening times or call someone to confirm, requires a lot of effort. Malaysia as usual.

    • Fuuu on June 27, 2022 at 9:44 am
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    Now it’s open.
    Adult fee foreigner:40, kid: 5rm
    MyKad fee adult:10, kid 1
    Disability: free

    Time: 8.00-5.30, counter close at 4.30pm

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