Situated on the banks of the Langat River and overlooking the Malacca Strait, Banting perfectly combines its metropolitan dining and shopping with an alluring natural scenery. In addition to its beaches and undulating hillside, Banting reveals fascinating historical landmarks, rich cultural experiences and convenient access to Kuala Lumpur’s world-famous sights.
Things to do in Banting
Many travellers visit Banting to escape the hustle of Kuala Lumpur and relax on the town’s nearby beaches, such as Morib Beach. Here you can relax by the seaside on the coastal promenade or under shady trees or picnic pavilions. Take a dip in the water before indulging in sweet treats and coffee at Morib Coffee or fresh fish and crustaceans at Faizool Seafood.
If nature is on your agenda, drive about 30 minutes to the Paya Indah Wetlands, where you can explore a unique wetland nature reserve with hippopotamuses and water birds. Learn about environmental sustainability and play with rabbits in the pet conservation park at Kuan Wellness Eco Park, before reeling in giant groupers and goliath groupers weighing over 100 kilograms at LS Fishing Pond.
Are you interested in Malaysia’s Indigenous heritage and culture? Visit the Mah Meri Cultural Village to learn about the native Orang Asli people through in-depth displays, traditional masks and dresses and hands-on workshops, such as mask carving, origami and pandanus leaf weaving.
While you’re in Banting, take advantage of its proximity to Kuala Lumpur to experience some of the world’s most popular attractions. Snap panoramic city views from the Menara Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s tallest observation towers, before dining at the on-site revolving restaurant.
Getting around Banting
Banting is just over one hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur and is connected via multiple bus lines. You can walk around the main part of Banting, but will need a vehicle to explore further afield.