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Top 16 Insta-Worthy Places Around The Klang Valley To Visit For Your Next OOTD Photoshoot

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Do you know that our country is home to many picturesque locations?

From intricate architecture, to scenic nature reserves, to vibrant street art, there are plenty of beautiful places both locals and tourists can appreciate.

Whether you are a photographer on the hunt for cool photoshoot locations, or you just want interesting pictures to spice up your Instagram feed, you won't be disappointed by what our country has to offer. Why bercuti-cuti to expensive places when you can head on down to these gorgeous spots in your area?

Here are our top 15 places around the Klang Valley you can go to for your next photoshoot:

1. Astaka Morocco, Putrajaya

The Astaka Morocco was built to symbolise the strong diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Morocco. Tucked away in a corner of the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens, it boasts magnificent Moroccan architecture that closely resembles intricate Marrakech pavillions.

Make a day trip to Putrajaya for a Moorish retreat to enjoy this exquisite craftsmanship. It is best visited during sunset if you want to catch the light reflecting on the luxurious tiles and illuminating the pavilion in a soft, romantic glow.

The entrance to the main courtyard and parking lot is free. To enter the gates, however, you will need to pay an admission fee of RM3, and photos are not allowed within the premises. Still, you may snap some quick photos outside, and spend the rest of your time strolling around the Botanic Gardens.

Opening hours:
9am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesdays.

Address:
Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya

2. KL Forest Eco Park

Located close to the KL Tower, the KL Forest Eco Park is a natural haven in the heart of the city, and is one of Malaysia's oldest permanent forest reserves.

You can follow a 200m hiking trail, or trek along the canopy walkways that wind around the trees and provide you with a wonderful view of the city skyline. You can also stop for a picture with the KL Tower head and the iconic hanging bridge.

Take a weekend hike around this alluring park to breathe in the fresh air and get some exercise. Admission is RM10 for Malaysians, and RM40 for non-Malaysians, so get off your couch and add a piece of nature to your Instagram feed!

Opening hours:
7am - 6pm (Daily)

Address:
Lot 240, Jalan Raja Chulan,
Bukit Kewangan,
50250 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

3. Kwai Chai Hong

Project Kwai Chai Hong was launched in 2019, and has revived the neglected Chinatown alleys and transformed the heritage shop lots into one of the most Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur.

The heritage buildings and murals by local artists are designed to reflect the early Chinese settlers who lived there during the 1960s. You can read more about Kwai Chai Hong here

No entrance fee is required, so go, immerse yourself in the tasteful cultural artwork and beautifully-preserved Chinese heritage by our local artists.

Opening hours:
9am - 12am (Daily)

Address:
Lorong Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

4. Elmina Valley Central Park

Located in the new township of Elmina City in Shah Alam, this recreational park is home to some beautiful architecture. It's an ideal photoshoot location if you want to add a pop of colour to your feed.

One of the most popular photo spots is the dreamy rainbow walkway, which is best visited during the day. Besides that, there is also the bright red Elmina Iconic Bridge that lights up when the sun sets.

You can read more about Elmina Valley here.

Once there, you can expect to enjoy a relaxing time away from the hustle of the city. You can run or cycle in the spacious park, and stay to watch the sunset by the lake.

Opening hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:
Elmina Valley 3,
176, Jln Metafasa U16/3,
40160 Shah Alam, Selangor

5. Batu Caves

Add another rainbow to your feed when you visit the vibrant stairs at Batu Caves. Begin your trek up the 272 steps and reach a gorgeous limestone temple cave at the top. You may be greeted by the cheeky monkeys that scamper around these stairs, just don't let them run off with your belongings!

You can read more about Batu Caves here.

Come earlier to avoid large crowds and take some stunning shots of the sunrise. Note that this is a place of Hindu worship, so do dress and behave respectfully while you are here.

Opening hours:
6am - 9pm (Daily)

Address: 
Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves,
Selangor

6. Federal Territory Mosque

The Federal Territory Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city, and is open to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. You may immerse yourself in the splendour of the building's symmetrical design, with its gold and blue accents and reflective marble floors. 

There is no cost required to enter the mosque, as long as you are dressed respectfully with a loose headscarf and leave your shoes outside the building. However, you will be provided with robes should you need them.

Opening hours:
8am - 1pm; 2pm - 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Address: 
Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin,
Kompleks Kerajaan,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

7. BookXcess

If you're a bibliophile, you'll definitely lose yourself in any BookXcess store. The unique and magical-looking shelves of BookXcess in Setia Alam and Tropicana Gardens Mall closely resemble the iconic Starfield Library in Seoul, and is one of Malaysia's most Insta-worthy bookstores! 

Opening hours:
10am - 10pm (Daily)

Address:
Setia Alam
SB-1, Sunsuria Forum,
Jalan Setia Dagang AL U13/AL,
Seksyen U13, Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

Tropicana Gardens Mall
Lot 1F - 26 & 26A,
First Floor, West Walk No. 2A,
Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

8. NU Sentral

This escalator with intricate wooden fixtures is a popular photoshoot spot due to its symmetrical and aesthetically-pleasing design. NU Sentral is connected to the central transportation hub in KL, and is a bustling multi-level shopping complex that is also an Instagram hotspot.

As this is a busy train station, you'll have to drop by early to avoid peak hours and have an empty escalator to yourself.

Opening hours:
10am - 10pm (Daily)

Addresses:
201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

9. Saloma Link Bridge

Named after the late Salmah Ismail, a Malaysian-Singaporean film actress and singer (and P Ramlee's wife), this 370m-long bridge connects Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3 to Jalan Saloma.

At night, the pedestrian bridge comes to life when it is illuminated by colourful LED lights. You can even see the Petronas Twin Towers and other major landmarks in the background, so get creative with your shots!

Opening hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:
Saloma, Between and Lorong,
Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3,
Kampung Baru,
50300 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

10. Putra Mosque

This mosque in Putrajaya has a soft pink colour, as it is made of rosy-pink granite. Facing the tranquil Putrajaya Lake, the elegant Putra Mosque is capped by an ornate pink-and-white dome that looks absolutely gorgeous both inside and out! 

Like most places of worship, anyone can enter as long as you're appropriately dressed. If needed, women will be offered maroon robes to don before entering. You can visit anytime except during prayer hours.

Opening hours:
9am - 5pm (Daily)

Address:
Persiaran Persekutuan,
Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya,
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

11. Perdana Botanical Gardens

Also known as Lake Gardens, Perdana Botanical Gardens is a scenic place for a relaxing retreat away from the city. It's home to a sprawling park with a lake, an orchid garden, walking trails, orchid and hibiscus displays, a butterfly garden, and a planetarium.

You can come here for a jog or picnic with your friends by the lakeside. Take some OOTDs under the yellow canopy and impeccable landscaping. 

Admission to Perdana Botanical Gardens is free, while the Orchid Garden and Hibiscus Garden have an entrance fee of RM1 per person during weekends and public holidays.

Opening hours:
7am - 8pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Kebun Bunga,
Tasik Perdana,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan

12. The LINC KL

The LINC KL is a colourful new hipster mall that combines retail and greenery. Located on Jalan Tun Razak, there are plenty of photo opportunities as well as art displays. You can snap some pictures under the 40,000 paper cranes rainbow art installation, the hanging light bulbs, and on their vibrant staircase. 

Opening hours:
10am - 10pm (Daily)

Address:
360, Jalan Tun Razak,
Taman U Thant,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

13. KEDAI, MAHSA Avenue

KEDAI is an artisanal marketplace that's decorated in an aesthetic fashion. It sports a new street market concept that supports many homegrown artists and businesses. With bustling bazaars, hipster cafes, pink staircases, and string lights, you'll have lots of pretty backgrounds for your photos.

Opening hours:
10am - 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Address:
Block B, Level 2,
MAHSA Avenue Jalan Universiti,
Off, Jalan Ilmu,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

14. Tamarind Square

Situated in Cyberjaya, Tamarind Square is a combination of traditional shop and office lots, modern-day malls, and an Asian village square. Set within a green oasis, the grey concrete walls and metal staircases will offer you the perfect backdrops for grunge-themed shots.

Opening hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:
Tamarind Building Road,
Cyberjaya,
63000 Cyberjaya,
Selangor

15. Changkat Bukit Bintang

Discover the brilliantly painted alleyways located next to Jalan Alor. Described as "pockets of sunshine", Kuala Lumpur City Hall restored the dingy alleys into artsy little hotspots with bright and colourful murals. It's one of the coolest graffiti backdrops in KL, and you'll definitely want to stop by for a few quick snaps.

Opening hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:
64, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

16. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

This classic KL colonial building is located right across the Merdeka Square, and its grand architectural design makes it a great backdrop for aesthetic shots. Take a walk around the square to visit all the sites where the British colonial era left its mark, including St Mary's Cathedral, the Victorian Fountain, and the Music Museum.

Image via Pinterest

Opening hours:
24 hours (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Raja,
City Centre,
50050 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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