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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
TAIPING : Taiping Lake Gardens
 
 

TAIPING LAKE GARDENS

Strikingly beautiful, Taiping?s most popular attraction must surely be its Lake Gardens, which is reputed to be among the most picturesque parks in this part of the world.

 

Boasting almost one square km of lovely landscaped gardens and green turf interlaced with several bodies of freshwater lakes, the park is ringed by a road that makes it a favourite spot for evening drives. Interestingly, this beautiful spot which is also the oldest recreational park in Ivialaysia, was once an abandoned mining land but what you see now will provide little clue to the past as rolling turf fields with lovely bamboo groves, drooping raintrees, blazing flame of the forest glorious jacarandas, and multi-hue canna lily clumps make this an extremely soothing place to be especially for those who hail from urban areas. The Taiping Zoo also lies within the parks confines, doubling the parks attractive appeal.

 

 

One of the most interesting and inspiring features of the park is its huge raintrees that droop their branches over certain stretches of the ring road, resembling umbrellas with branches reaching down towards the lake waters across the road. More then a century old, the trees with their moss covered branches and mighty buttresses also host a myriad of ferns and climbers.

 
 

Nowhere else in the country do raintrees look more appealing, thus they are popular among amateur photographers. It is usual to see newly weds, posing in this part of the gardens with the raintrees providing the backdrop while they capture their cherished moments.  As in popular parks in other cities around the world, the Taiping Lake Gardens is a favourite spot for fitness fanatics who can be seen walking or jogging along special tracks in the wee hours of sunrise and just before dusk. Its a favourite picnic spot as well, and on weekends, drove of visitors from other parts of Perak, Penang, and Kedah, arrive here through their own transport or by chartered buses, lending a carnival like atmosphere to the area. People who come here enjoy the marvelous scenery, or feeding free roaming macaques and Silver Leaf monkeys.

 

Some even come here to do bird watching or just watch the day clouds roll in from the Straits of Melaka, and gather by the slopes of the nearby and imposing Bukit Larut. Soon, the sky opens as they do in most of the evenings here and rain pours over the park and across at Taiping town. When the rain abates, the park gets busy with life again as the air takes on a refreshed scent and people once again throng the area. Motorcyclist, car drivers, cyclist, joggers, and strollers roam about the place again, enjoying the breath of fresh air even late into the night. Some choose to stay at several hotels and resorts located on the park?s fringes. Many others enjoy dining at popular Malay restaurants and at a favourite Chinese hawkers food centre located at the other end of the park that leads to Taiping town. Whatever you choose to do here, the Taiping Lake Gardens is a dream spot no one should miss.

 
 
 
TAIPING : Taiping Lake Gardens
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA