|An Indian peacock struts his stuff at KL Bird Park – the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world.
One of the fascinating stops on the eco-friendly bicycle and tram tours from the KL City Gallery is the KL Bird Park (Taman Burung) – the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world! Located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city center. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds.
My favorites were the Indian peafowls, scarlet ibis and Mandarin ducks. The very friendly flocks of storks and egrets which would sometimes follow visitors around the park were a fascinating sight as well. One shouldn’t miss feeding time when the the birds take a frenzied flight towards the caretakers to partake in afternoon snack.
|Don’t miss the frenzied feeding time with storks and egrets!
I really enjoyed KL Bird Park; I could spend hours wandering this 20-acre forest in the city, watching the birds and taking photographs of them. The verdant park – replete with ponds and a waterfall – was such a welcome respite after exploring the urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur.
|A shy scarlet ibis are one of the beautiful birds in this 20-acre city forest.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Address: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. No.: +60 3 22721010
Opening Hours: Open daily, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission: Adult – MYR 48 and Children – MYR 38
This blog post was made possible through Celebrating 1 Malaysia Truly Asia – Kuala Lumpur, a media tour held last January 1 to 4, 2014. The event was organized by Gaya Travel Magazine and Tourism Malaysia in celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
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