Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (National Botanical Gardens)

Go fly fishing or stay overnight in a traditional Malay house in Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam.

Taman Botani Negara
Empangan Sungai Baru (Sungai Baru Dam) in Taman Botani Negara. Photo by Fahimi Ramlee.


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Taman Botani Negara,
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,
40000 Shah Alam,


Featuring different types of parks with attractions for both nature buffs and thrill-seekers, Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (National Botanical Gardens) is one of Selangor and Malaysia’s top destinations for eco/agrotourism.

The botanical gardens present traditional Malaysian agrarian activities in a beautiful, natural setting. It is a place for self-tuition in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, botany, zoology, animal production, inland fisheries, fruit crops and more.

For longer visits, accommodation is available in quaint houses styled after traditional Malay homes and villages.

Things to do

The botanical gardens consist of many different types of parks/gardens.

Attractions & things to do
Some of the major attractions include:

Animal Park – Main focal point for visitors to the botanical garden. Here you’ll find porcupines, rabbits, deer, horses, various birds and more.
Cycling and kayaking – Explore the area by renting a bike or kayak at reasonable rates.
Paddy Fields – Get the feel of a village in a paddy field at Taman Padi, which promises lush, green views.
Air Kuning Dam – Fly fishing is a popular activity here. Various types of fish can be found including the snakehead, patin, keli, tilapia, river carp, Indian carp, lampam, krai, baung, mahseer and others.
Four Seasons Temperate House – Season changes every three months according to the 4 astronomical seasons.
Camar Rimba – A camping site and swimming pool is available here (separate charges apply).
Bukit Sapu Tangan (Handkerchief Hill) – Hike up this gentle hill (200 meters above sea level) for views of the city.
SkyTrex Adventures – Fly, swing, glide and dangle on various aerial obstacles suspended above the lush greenery of the botanical gardens.

Other things to do in Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam include:

Cactus Garden – Desert-themed garden with over 3,000 plants from at least 145 varieties.
Tropical Fruits Garden – 35-hectare garden where the latest agricultural technology is used to produce various tropical fruit trees. This is where you can learn how to plant such trees at home.
Ornamental Garden – Decorative shrubs and flowers arranged into a beautiful landscape, best appreciated from the Observation Tower.
Spice and Beverages Garden – Learn about tea, coffee, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and other plants grown at this 16-hectare hill.
Herbs and Medicinal Garden – Colourful and fascinating garden educates visitors on herbs and medicinal plants.
Sungai Baru Dam – Primary water source for citizens of northern Klang in the 1930s. Learn how different types of freshwater fish are bred in cages here.


Kampung Idaman Chalets – Featuring traditional architecture, this village comprises 10 traditional homes built according to designs from different Malaysian states. View the album here

Rates: RM120/night (Weekdays) RM150/night (Weekends and public holidays)

Kampungan Budaya (Cultural Village Complex) Accommodation – Located in the middle of a 20-hectare forest.

Rates: RM250/night (Weekdays) RM300/night (Weekends and public holidays)

The well-manicured gardens and lawns of Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday7.30am – 4.30pm (closed on Mondays except school or public holidays)
4-Season Temperate Garden7.30am – 4.30pm
Payment Counter7.30am – 4.30pm
Free internal busTuesday – Sunday: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Friday: 7.30am – 12.15pm and 2.45pm to 4.30pm

Price/Entrance fees

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Main entrance fees
Main Entrance Fees
Adult (12 – 54 years) RM3.00
Children (6 – 11 years) RM1.00
Senior citizens (55 years and above) RM1.00
Visitors aged 6 years and below, orphanages and disabled Free
Four Seasons Temperate House
Four Seasons Temperate House
Winter season Other seasons
Adult (12 – 54 years) RM5.00 RM3.00
Children ticket (6 – 11 years) RM3.00 RM1.00
Visitors aged 6 years and below, orphanages and disabled Free

Parking: Cars RM3.00, Motorcycles RM1.00, Buses RM5.00


The botanical gardens are located within 15 minutes’ drive from the following destinations:


Best Western i-City Hotel
Laman Green Boutique Hotel
Concorde Hotel



Here is a detailed map of things to do in Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam.

How to get to Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam

The best way to get here is by driving. The Shah Alam National Botanical Gardens are accessible via four (4) main highways – NKVE, KESAS, Federal and GUTHRIE. The taxi fare is ±RM30 from Kuala Lumpur and ±RM20 from Klang.

By Train/LRT/Monorail
The nearest KTM Komuter train stations to Shah Alam National Botanical Gardens are Padang Jawa Station or Shah Alam Station.

By Bus

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