Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping

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Take a stroll along the paths and bridges that crisscross the peaceful scenery of Taiping Lake Gardens, the oldest public garden in Malaysia. Established in 1880 during British colonial rule, this garden features rows of ancient angsana--"rain trees"--which stretch their branches over the water. Take a gentle pedal boat ride across the lake, blow off some steam at the roller-skating rink or the playground, and wander through the fragrant tulip gardens. The park contains ten artificial lakes and ponds, as well as a lotus pool. Make Taiping Lake Gardens part of your personalized Taiping itinerary using our Taiping route planner.
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  • Quite crowded with the added playground for kids. The lake is still there, and area still pretty much well maintained. I wanted to see it again since the last visit was more than 40 yrs ago! It was a ...  more »
  • Lovely set of coordinated artificial lakes with tastefully planted flora. Great place to walk about and spend a quiet afternoon or rent a paddleboat or bicycle if feeling energetic.  more »
  • Are cute to go through time, to see how they spend the day on the playground with family native. Something dirty. Not super picturesque but have a certain charm.
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  • Taiping is noted for its "plentiful rainfall"--- so it is "truly fitting" that there should be a lovely centrally located lake with associated gardens! When dry, it is great to visit and walk around. The diversity of trees, shrubs and flowers are most interesting!!
  • Nice, One cannot claim to have visited Taiping without taking some time off to soak in the natural beauty of the Taiping Lake Gardens. Built on top of an abandoned tin mine, the gardens were opened in 1880, earning them a place in the history books as the first public garden in then-Malaya. Huge ancient rain trees (“angsana”) line the lake; their branches stretching from one end of the road into the waters across, making the perfect backdrop for couples taking their wedding photos. Spread over 64 hectares, the lake has ten scenic lakes and ponds, a Lotus Pool, charming bridges, tracks for jogging and reflexology, all surrounded by tropical plants, flowers, trees and wildlife. For kids, a roller-skating rink, paddleboat rides, and a playground ensure that the outdoors appeal more than the latest video game. Heritage structures surround the lush greenery, including the Old Residency, formerly the home of the Secretary to the Resident, the Raja’s House and army officers’ residences. The nearby Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut) also makes an ideal place for jungle trekking and camping.
  • I use to go walking every day around t perimeter i.e. around t bukit Julutong.Another name is Birch Hill.
  • Situated or facing the wanderful view of the Lake Garden. Always cool and green. Not forgetting the famous Maxwell Hill from the British Colonial. They call this town as "RETIREMENT TOWN" So peaceful in many ways. Words cannot express the feeling until u fell it ur self.
  • Beautiful place 2 enjoy
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