A 15 minutes drive from the Batu Caves is the Templer Park. Known for it's waterfall, it's surrounded with lush greenery and reminds you of exploring a developed forest. I was really surprised to see so many green areas in a modern city that seems to be dominated only by skyscrapers.
At the gate, they charged us RM 12 without any tickets.
The way to the waterfall is made up of long stone slippery steps which seems never ending.
Inside the park, it seems like you're walking into a dense forest. The birds sing their songs freely and the monkeys live in their own world attacking you only of you have food which is a problem for people who come here to have a mini picnic.
As a nature lover, I love how the park made me feel.
At every interval, you'll find small shelters to rest which can do with some repairing. At the base of the waterfall, I found people taking a bath and having a good time at a picnic. This and the poor management of the park has led to an unkempt park. The place is full of litter near the waterfall and ponds which is a turn off.
We climbed higher for a cleaner and less crowded area but every level of steps felt the same. At the end, we were greeted with this:
Is it worth it?
If you happen to visit the Batu caves which is a must and have a few hours to spare and are a nature-enthusiast. Maybe you can give this place a go. Take care of the monkeys though, they seem to attack you and your food. There a lot of them. A lot.
Located 22 km north of KL, I won't suggest to visit this place if you are not visiting the Batu Caves. It has good scenery and fresh air to breathe. However, the hot spots here are too crowded and there is nothing really here to do much.
How to get there?
The nearest monorail station is Batu Caves or you can always take up a taxi!
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