Nestled a bit further up, this place is away from the hustle and bustle of the Klang Valley. Kuala Selangor is a district in the northwestern part of Selangor, well off the beaten tourist path.
Interestingly, Kuala Selangor remains its charm of traditional kampung atmosphere, surrounded with paddy fields scenery and fishing villages. It might be famous for its fresh seafood and weekend getaway, but Kuala Selangor offers so much more than that.
These are 7 hidden gems in Kuala Selangor that are waiting to be discovered. Let’s go!
A trip to Kuala Selangor would be incomplete without dropping by this historical hill. Packed with fascinating attractions, Bukit Melawati served as a fortress back in the late 18th century. On top of the hill, the Kuala Selangor Lighthouse can be seen clearly. Nearby are several museums, including the Historical Museum of Kuala Selangor and the Traditional Games Museum.
To reach the top, you can either take the tram or climb your way up. On your way, you’ll see and meet two endangered species of monkey – the silvered-leaf monkeys and long-tailed monkeys.
Address: Bukit Melawati, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +603-3289 1439
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a state park that comprises over 2.9 km of woodland and wetland. Also known as Taman Alam, this park is largely covered with mangrove swamps and mudflats. Perfect for nature lovers, this haven is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the endangered silvered-leaf monkey.
There are four walking trails at the park which are suitable for all. This park is also a sanctuary for over 150 species of birds, so you can catch glimpse of them while strolling along the park.
Address: Jalan Klinik, Taman Alam, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +603-3289 2294
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Coined as Malaysia’s very own version of “Salar de Uyuni”–a similar natural wonder found in Bolivia–Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach arose to fame. A recently discovered natural attraction in Kuala Selangor, the Sky Mirror is a sandbank that is reflective like a mirror!
It only emerges for a few hours in the morning, and only on certain dates based on the lunar month to produce a mesmerizing mirror-like reflection of the sky in the water. For the best experience, it is highly recommended for you to take a fully-guided tour to the Sky Mirror. Book your tour here.
Address: Jeti Pekan Lama Kuala Selangor, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +6019-266 6665
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Apart from its freshest seafood, Kuala Selangor is also well-known for its beautiful fireflies illuminating the night. Home to one of the largest colonies of fireflies in the world, a visit to Kampung Kuantan is a must when you’re in Kuala Selangor.
Enjoy a serene boat ride along Sungai Selangor and witness the magical sight of glowing fireflies among the mangrove trees. Skip the queue and get your ticket here.
Address: Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Bestari Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603-3289 1439
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.45 pm – 10.30 pm
Located in the township of Jeram, Pantai Remis is a popular spot amongst locals. Even though this beach is not suitable for swimming, it is famed for its seaside atmosphere as well as the stunning views of the Straits of Melaka, especially during sunset. The best part is you can indulge in scrumptious, fresh seafood while enjoying the sea breeze.
Address: Pantai Remis, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
Surrounded by picturesque green paddy fields, Sekinchan claimed its nickname of ‘The Rice Bowl of Selangor’. Obviously, this small town is recognized as one of the main rice producers in Malaysia. Besides admiring the paddy fields, you can go for Sekinchan Paddy Factory Tour and learn more about paddy harvesting and rice processing.
Address: 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
This one is completely unrelated to Pulau Redang in Terengganu, despite the almost-similar name. Selangor’s very own Pantai Redang is located right next to the town of Sekinchan. It might not be a spot for snorkeling and swimming, but this beach is still a favourite spot for weekend getaways.
It offers stunning sunset views of the Straits of Melaka that will leave you in awe. On some lucky days, you might even catch a glimpse of migratory birds passing by the horizon.
Address: Pantai Redang, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
So what are you waiting for? Head to Kuala Selangor and discover these seven hidden gems! For more amazing experiences in Selangor and beyond, check out KKday now!
Featured image from Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor