The following 12 places for one day trips in Selangor are worth spending a full day, with some worth staying overnight.
Paya Indah Wetlands is a 450-hectare (about 630 football pitches) wetland sanctuary featuring interactive wildlife sessions with hippos, crocodiles and other exotic animals, boating, fishing, cycling trails and more.
Also known as Melawati Hill, this historic site has tombs, cannons and a lighthouse. Bukit Melawati is located right next to the well-kept Kuala Selangor Nature Park and is a stone’s throw from Kampung Bukit Belimbing Firefly Park Resort.
Kuala Selangor is a renowned site for evening boat trips to marvel at large colonies of fireflies living in the mangroves along Selangor River. Eagle feeding tours and the magical Sky Mirror are popular supplementary activities for visitors to the area.
4. Bukit Jugra
The paragliding capital of the state, Bukit Jugra or Jugra Hill is a low-rise elevation offering hiking, paragliding, scenic views and a lighthouse built in 1976.
Tanjung Sepat is a coastal town that retains its seafaring tradition. Its main attractions are the beaches that run much of its coastline and local industries such as traditional pao and coffee making.
Sample a huge array of tropical fruits at Selangor Fruit Valley, a beautiful 646-hectare (about 900 football fields) plantation run by the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation.
7. Pulau Carey
Pulau Carey is a mid-sized island separated from the mainland by a narrow river. Known for its seafood restaurants, Pulau Carey is also home to Hatter’s Castle and the Mah Meri Cultural Village, showcasing the life and times of the indigenous Mah Meri people of the area.
8. Pantai Morib
As Selangor’s nearest and most famous beach destination, Pantai Morib is great for a fun-filled Selangor day trip with family and friends..
At 817 hectares (over 1140 football fields) in size, Taman Botani Negara or the National Botanic Gardens features activities such as cycling, fishing, swimming and a fully decked out adventure park.
10. Pulau Ketam
Pulau Ketam or Crab Island is a charming, mangrove-covered island that floods at high tide, with 2 rustic villages and houses on stilts.
11. Kuala Kubu Bharu
Kuala Kubu Baru, or KKB as it is fondly known, is known for its traditional shophouses from the 1920s, a 1930s art-deco clock tower and an old fire station. Popular attractions here include Bukit Kutu for hiking, Sungai Selangor Dam and Chiling Waterfall and Mahseer Fish Sanctuary.
Stroll through fishing villages, walk along paddy fields, make a wish at the beachside wishing tree and enjoy amazing seafood in Sekinchan located in Sabak Bernam, Selangor’s northernmost district.