7 UNIQUE ECOTOURISM SPOTS IN SEMENYIH
Let’s “Pusing Selangor Dulu!” And Visit these 7 spots in Semenyih for a Scenic Trip!
If you are thinking about ecotourism but would like to avoid a long drive from the city centre; Selangor is the best area for you to discover! There are various hidden gems and natural wonders across its 9 districts including Semenyih. From adrenaline-pumping adventure activities to jaw-dropping panoramas, this destination has something for every type of ecotourist. Let’s visit these 7 ecotourism hotspots in Selangor and get back to nature!
Sungai Tekala is one of the rare remaining nature hideouts in Hulu Langat, and it is located not far from Semenyih Dam. The higher levels of the river lead to a sparkling waterfall that cascades into a natural rock pool. Visitors can experience the clean, shallow waters of Sungai Tekala for a refreshing swim, and there are also restrooms and showers nearby for their convenience.
Saville Wonderland is a hatchery and breeding centre for Kampung Chicken. This ecotourism hot spot offers a variety of activities and attractions, including the Mousedeer Mini Sanctuary, freshwater fishing, a petting zoo, an ATV ride, an Ulaman, and a herbal garden. On the weekends, visitors can explore the park and stay in the luxury “Barn Stay” container. Saville Wonderland has many amenities, scenic vistas, and a serene atmosphere. The garden home facing a working farm with fruit trees and livestock, features a pond and a creek.
In this incredible adventure in Bandar Rinching, you will ride a top-of-the-line ATV through the jungle and take on some serious off-roading obstacles. You will have to deal with obstacles like bridges, mud, water, and steep uphill and downhill slopes. The ATV accommodates the public of all ages from 11 to 80 years old and offers tours along its 11km gravel road.
Semenyih Eco Venture
The Semenyih Eco Venture is a refreshing getaway respite from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur and is only 45 minutes away. It is the “largest container hotel” in the Hulu Langat area, and a part of a 20-acre outdoor recreation centre. Semenyih Eco Venture is a great place to have a good time and get a surge of adrenaline from the various extreme sports on offer suits their theme of “play hard, get dirty & have fun!”
Paradise Valley, located only 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, is a recreationist’s dream. It’s ideal for romantic getaways, trips with the family, and other outdoor activities. Paradise Valley has some extreme sports available, like kayaking, flying fox, and rock climbing. You can go experience and enjoy the outdoors or leisurely stroll through its fruit orchards and the surrounding rainforest. Here, you can enjoy the scenic beauty and the lush greenery of exotic tropical fruits like passion fruit, jackfruit, and many others. If you’d rather not, the tropical rainforest of Broga Hill near Paradise Valley is a beautiful place to explore and to appreciate nature’s gifts!
Broga Hill, located on the outskirts of the Titiwangsa Range, is surrounded by a verdant tropical forest. Since this grass grows profusely on the summit, residents also refer to it as “Bukit Lalang,” lending it a mystical setting. It is worth the effort to get to the summit for the breathtaking view. It is approximately 400m in altitude and is easily climbed by most people. It has gained popularity as a picnic and photography spot thanks to its commanding vantage point.
If you’re looking for a place to take the kids on the weekends or public holidays, the Ostrich Wonderlands in Semenyih is a great option. Ostrich Wonderland is a smart makeshift commercial poultry farm that includes ostriches, ponies, geese, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, rabbits, and more. The owner will brief the guests about ostriches rearing and provide a quick tour of the facilities where the eggs are incubated.
The State of Selangor is rich with abundance of nature and scenic views either for the ecotourists to enjoy the nature or for extreme activities. Selangor tourism attraction is beyond these 7 listed locations and more splendid activities are waiting for you! For more travel inspiration to Selangor, visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor’s YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!