Parks and Gardens Malaysia, blessed with one of the world’s oldest rainforests, is home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Recognised as one of the 12 mega-biodiversity countries in the world, Malaysia has more than 14,500 flowering plant species, 3,000 species of trees, 300 species of palms, 60 species of bamboos, 210 species of mammals, 600 species of birds and thousands of insects and marine life. Nature lovers will be mesmerised by the magnificent selection of flora found here including the Raffles Pitcher-Plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana), Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum Sanderianum), Cycas (Cycas circinalis) and other varieties of plants. Several parks and gardens around the country offer visitors a chance to saunter along its garden trails while enjoying Malaysia's natural wonders up-close. Key Tips One need not go far to experience Malaysia’s floral beauty. Parks around major cities such as the Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Penang Botanic Gardens in Penang and the Taiping Lake Gardens in Perak offer city slickers a chance to enjoy nature whenever they need a break. To preserve the beauty of our gardens for everyone, please refrain from plucking any flowers. For the best experience, dress sensibly in cool, light clothes and comfortable walking shoes. And don't forget the sunblock!