What to do at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur

Family time at the KL Bird Park. Photo: The Star/Zahid Izzani

More than 3,000 birds from 200 species live right in the city at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Located in the tranquil and picturesque Perdana Botanical Gardens, the park opened its doors in 1991. Since then, it has remained an iconic tourist attraction, winning over the hearts of both local and international travellers alike.

Why you should go

As bird watching becomes an increasingly trendy outdoor activity, the KL Bird Park is certainly a good venue to whet that hobby.

Bird lovers will enjoy this park due to its reputation as the world’s largest free flight aviary.

Or perhaps, if you would like to escape from the hectic pace of city life, then the patch of greenery at this park is a step into tropical paradise.

What to do

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A white heron searching for fish at a waterfall near KL Bird Park. Photo: The Star/Chan Tak Kong

Check out the amphitheatre and large water feature. This is where the bird shows take place between 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily.

You can also get close to the feathered friends by feeding them.

Hornbill Park houses the largest species of the Rhinoceros Hornbill in the world. However, the hornbill is not the only attraction.

A true representation of the Malaysian tropical rainforest shines through in this part of the park. It is the best place to snap some photos to up your social media game.

The two free-flight zones give allowances for close observation of how different bird species live together.

Just be sure to always be gentle and not frighten the birds. You certainly don’t want them to attack you!

Do not forget to visit the Lake Garden, too. Here, you can enjoy a leisurely boat cruise or a picnic, with magnificent views of the bird park.

Who will like it

Children will enjoy this park, particularly the bird nursery which is very informative. Kids can learn all about the incubation process. If luck is on your side, you can even catch some chicks and duckling hatching.

The location also caters to events such as birthday celebrations and pre-wedding photoshoot sessions. This could make the trip more memorable.

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The bird park is a great place to bring kids with inquisitive minds. Photo: The Star/Zahid Izzani

Getting there

Getting to KL Bird Park should not be a difficult task at all as it is not far from the city centre. If you opt for public transport, take the KTM commuter train and stop at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station; the park is only five minutes away.

Another alternative would be the bus. You could take the Rapid KL Bus B115 from the KotaRaya shopping plaza and disembark at Jalan Parlimen. If you are taking a taxi or Grab, just stop at the main entrance.

Of course, you could drive there, too, but parking space is limited.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Address: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih

50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2272 101

Website: www.klbirdpark.com

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily, including public holidays and school holidays

Admission fee: RM63 (adult), RM42 (children), RM25 (adult with MyKad), RM12 (children with MyKad)

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