This article will show you the best way to get to Bukit Nanas from KL Sentral. The KL Forest Eco Park, formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Conveniently located beside the Menara KL Tower, this forest reserve covers an area of approximately 11, 0000 sq metres and was founded in 1906, making it the only remaining tropical rainforest in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city centre.
KL Sentral to Bukit Nanas
You can take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT Train towards Gombak direction from KL Sentral Station. Dang Wangi LRT Station is the fourth station from KL Sentral. The one-way LRT ticket from KL Sentral to Dang Wangi is RM2.00 and the total journey is about 6 minutes.
Alternatively, you can also get a ride on the KL Monorail Train towards Titiwangsa direction from KL Sentral Monorail Station to Bukit Nanas Monorail Station. It is the seventh station from KL Sentral. The one-way fare of taking KL Monorail from KL Sentral to Bukit Nanas Station is RM3.10 and the total journey is about 19 minutes.
Comparing both transit services, the LRT train is cheaper and faster.
After disembark at Dang Wangi LRT Station or Bukit Nanas Monorail Station, you can either book a Grabcar/taxi or walk to the Bukit Nanas KL Forest Eco Park. The walking distance from the Dang Wangi LRT Station to Bukit Nanas KL Forest Eco Park is about 1.5km and it will take about 22 minutes to walk there.
What to expect in KL Forest Eco Park?
Visitors can find a variety of trees, herbs, bamboo, and creepers, as well as well-maintained walking trails ranging between 300 and 500 metres in length. All trails in KL Forest Eco Park are fairly suitable for beginners and children, plus there are also several facilities within the area, including a playground, campsite, and a wooden gazebo overlooking the Menara KL Tower.
A must-visit here is the Canopy Walk, which is a wood-and-steel aerial bridge that’s about 200 metres in height. The bridge towers above the forest reserve, offering sweeping views of Menara KL Tower, and the KL city skyline.
The KL Forest Eco Park is open daily and the entrance is free. It’s popular to visit the park in combination with a trip up the Menara KL Tower. A free guided walk is included if you’ve bought tickets to the tower’s observation deck.