A Tank Of RM50 Petrol Can Get You To These ‘Closer Than You Think’ Destinations Near KL
You don't have to travel far for these #BestEver local destinations!
1. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Temerloh
Lanchang is a small village where you can find an elephant sanctuary named Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre or the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. The elephant sanctuary was established in 1989, and is managed by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Here many orphaned elephants are raised and given shelter. Not long after tourists found out about the elephant shelter, the town quickly evolved into a popular tourist attraction. Kuala Gandah is probably the best place in Peninsular Malaysia to come face to face with an elephant.wonderfulmalaysia.com
2. Banjaran Hotsprings, Ipoh
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is nestled in a 16.19-acre valley, cradled by 260 million-year old towering Paleozoic limestone hills, verdant rainforest, rejuvenating geothermal hot springs, natural caves and cascading waterfalls. This sanctuary of bespoke holistic wellness in the northern state of Perak is only 15 minutes drive from Ipoh city and 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur.thebanjaran.com
3. Janda Baik, Bentong
Janda Baik is a village town in Pahang, Malaysia. Geographically located in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. A simple Malay kampong or village with a population of approximately 1000 people. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest with cool rushing brooks and waterfalls. Located approximately 45km and about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, the place is a popular holiday and recreational destination for city folks.riverside.com.my
4. Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
An hour away from KL, Seremban town is the perfect stop to indulge in a day (or two) of comfort food. Slurp down a hearty bowl of beef noodles, treat yourself with some cooling cendol and take away a dozen of Seremban’s signature siew pau’s. With many more delicious eats hiding at every nooks and corners, you’ll have to be there to discover them all. Just make sure to bring your empty tummy along!
5. Sekeping Serendah, Selangor
Sekeping Serendah is a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. Sekeping Serendah is located near a sleepy one street town of Serendah, about an hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur.sekeping.com
6. Bukit Tinggi, Bentong
Bukit Tinggi is a small town in Bentong, Pahang located along Karak Expressway. Located about an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur, it lies some 2,500 feet above sea level, thus its slightly cooler weather. Some of the notable attractions of Bukit Tinggi include their French-themed village, Japanese village, and rabbit farm.
7. Awanmulan, Jelebu
Awanmulan is a sanctuary in the hills of Negeri Sembilan. The house on stilts sit on a hill slope overlooking a lush valley and surrounded by hills of green forests. Come with your partner, with friends or family or bring your clients and colleagues to this beautiful place, privately tucked away in a nook of Negeri Sembilan, unbelievably only an hour and a half from the hectic city of Kuala Lumpur.awanmulan.com
8. Fraser's Hill, Raub
Located 100km north of KL, Fraser’s Hill is a convenient 2-hour drive away with significant cooler temperatures. Fraser's Hill is famed worldwide as a birdwatching destination, with over 250 species recorded. Besides that, patrons can also dabble in some hiking, golfing, horse riding and more.
9. Sekinchan, Selangor
Sekinchan, a small town in Selangor, known for its paddy field is a breezy 2-hour drive from KL, which is ideal for a day trip. Sekinchan's fields turn green every May and November, before the harvest season. In June and December, the plots of land will turn golden yellow. Meanwhile, it is completely barren in January-February and July-August, an opposite of the bright green field!
10. Gua Tempurung, Perak
Gua Tempurung is located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak. About 3km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there is a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty. A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6km through the hill.
So, head over to your nearest Caltex station to fuel up RM50 and get inspired to discover some hidden gems near you!
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