While we were in Kuala Lumpur, we spent a whopping 4 hours at KL Bird Park, which is known to be the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world. It is situated about 10 minutes away from the city center, within the peaceful and picturesque Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens.
KL Bird Park is a beautifully laid-out park, well-kept and perfect for a stroll. It is divided into 4 zones: Zone 1 – The Parrots (Love Aviary), Zone 2 – The Storks and Egrets (Free-Flight Aviary), Zone 3 – The Hornbills Park (Oriental Bird Aviary), and Zone 4 – The Peafowls (Waterfall Aviary). It houses over 3,000 birds of various species from across the globe in the 21 acres of lush vegetation with natural streams, ponds, waterfalls, and a beautiful landscape. Most of the birds are free to roam around and gives good opportunity for photography.
While we were leisurely walking in the park, we saw lots of peacocks scattered everywhere. It was my first time interacting with so many of them. They were friendly. It was quite interesting and enjoyable to be so near with lots of peacocks.
Along the way, we also encountered other birds – doves, Victoria Crowned Pigeons, and some white birds roaming freely at the park. We were also fascinated to see some birds in cages such as parrots, eagles and even cassowaries (birds that look like a real dinosaur).
Certainly, birds are bestowed with untold beauty. I loved it there! We had plenty of opportunities to get close up photos shoots and have personal encounters with lots of birds. It looks like the birds are so accustomed to people that some of them have learnt to interact with you, walk with you, pose for you, expect to be fed by you, peck at you, show off to you, and demurely tweet at you.
If you like birds, this is the place to go and it is well worth a visit!
Little Lilly travel tip:
- It is open from 9AM to 6PM daily, including holidays.
- The entrance fee is quite high (RM55), but if you love birds, it’s worth a visit. You can pay with credit card.
- Bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.
- The ostriches are fed daily. The bird food costs RM2 at the parrot area.
- The bird show (mostly parrots and macaws) is at 12pm daily.
- It is hard to access if you are disabled.
- There are some indoor education building where you can learn more about birds
Have you been to the KL Bird Park? What did you like best there?