There are quite a number of places of interest in Selangor. As I explore the state, I will list down the places which I have discovered, for the benefit of other visitors. As far as possible, I will try to provide you the GPS map coordinates, to help you navigate to the sites.
List of Places of Interest in Selangor
Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam
GPS: 3.09524, 101.51135Details
Kota Malawati (Fort Altingsburg), Kuala Selangor
GPS: 3.34141, 101.24639
Located on Bukit Malawati, related places include Muzium Sejarah Daerah Kuala Selangor on the hill, Telaga Tujuh (3.341816, 101.248485) can reach by car at the foot of the hill beside Masjid Pekan Kuala Selangor. Also nearby is Kuala Selangor Nature Park
. Worth seeing nearby is a Chinese temple called Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Gu Miao (3.34434, 101.25497)
Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Gu Miao, Kuala Selangor
GPS: 3.34434, 101.25497
Located near Bukit Malawati, visit it after visiting Bukit Malawati. The temple is behind Giant Hypermarket. There is another Chinese temple nearby (3.34358, 101.25408) worth a quick glance.
Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Bagan Lalang
GPS: 2.60115, 101.68841
Before reaching here, stop at Pantai Batu Laut (2.6756, 101.51459). After that, visit also the beach of Bagan Lalang (2.59844, 101.69131)
GPS: 3.4935, 101.1297
Related sights nearby: Chinese village of Bagan Sekinchan, where the river enters the Straits of Malacca
(GPS: 3.50231, 101.09744); the beach at Sekinchan called Pantai Redang (GPS: 3.50277, 101.09448)
GPS: 3.28616, 101.6424
i-City Theme Park
GPS: 3.06525, 101.48441
This is a theme park, most attractions open from 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Entrance fee to visit all the sights is RM102 per person. Entrance to WaterWorld a further RM25 per person. Details on i-City website
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
GPS: 3.23486, 101.62984
Visit also the Forestry Museum there.
GPS: 2.86335, 101.43976
Jugra was the royal town of Selangor, before the capital moved to Klang, then to Kuala Lumpur, and finally to Shah Alam. Places worth visiting here include Istana Bandar (2.86002, 101.44097), Masjid Sultan Alaeddin (2.86335, 101.43976), and the Jugra Lighthouse (2.836061, 101.417758).Details
Hulu Tamu Hot Spring
GPS: 3.4641, 101.69738
Kerling Hot Spring
GPS: 3.61039, 101.60982
Kampung Sungai Haji Durani
GPS: 3.64225, 101.03301
A place similar to Sekinchan, with paddy fields. There is a Malay homestay programme here. Will stopover only if got time.
Masjid Bandar DiRaja Klang Utara
GPS: 3.04778, 101.44569
The mosque is beside the Klang River, and is best viewed from the Kota Bridge (3.04605, 101.44674) that crosses the river. Have to park and walk up the bridge, which has a pedestrian walkway. While there, can also visit Kubu Raja Mahdi nearby (3.04543, 101.44484), park at the parking lot of MPK and walk to the fort.
GPS: 2.74853, 101.44325
There is a monument to the Indian Soldiers here, but other than that, not a major sight. Will stopover if got time.
Muzium Orang Asli, Gombak
GPS: 3.29506, 101.73214
There is also an Orang Asli Centre (3.28848, 101.73143) nearby.
Paya Indah Wetlands
GPS: 2.8608, 101.63247
We visited this place back in 2004.Details
Mah Meri Cultural Village, Pulau Carey
GPS: 2.8518, 101.40387
When at Pulau Carey, also attempt to visit Hatters Castle
and view other estate bungalows in the area.
GPS: 2.74433, 101.68539Details
GPS: 3.20802, 101.75745
While there, check out also Akuarium Negara.Details
GPS: 2.90443, 101.68054Details
Hutan Rekreasi Sungai Tekala
GPS: 3.0584, 101.87281
This is on the way to the Semenyih Dam. On the way here is the Ostrich Wonderland
Selangor State Park
GPS: 3.31246, 101.69802
Hutan Lipur Sungai Gabai
GPS: 3.16609, 101.90902
Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang
GPS: 3.00064, 101.36514
On the way there, visit also the South Port Passenger Terminal (2.99879, 101.3917) with the Pulau Ketam Jetty (same place).
Ostrich Wonderland, Semenyih
GPS: 3.00068, 101.8773
This is on the southeast part of Selangor, can visit it along with Hutan Rekreasi Sungai Tekala
not too far away.Details
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