The Quartz Ridge
Longest quartz formation in the world
The Quartz Ridge is documented as the longest quartz formation in the world, spanning more than 14km long and 200m wide. From afar, the rugged and long, protruding ridge looks like the back fin of a sleeping dragon. It is not surprising that locals call it the Dragon Back Ridge or Dragon Backbone.
It is located near the Klang Gates Dam, which was built to store water for Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, and it is indeed the first dam in Malaysia. The reservoir is surrounded by the limestone valley walls which are covered with forest and house a variety of vegetation unique to this location. Just 20 minutes from KLCC, the quartz hill and its green surroundings have been a temporary escape for nature lovers from the hectic city life of Kuala Lumpur.