Taiping Lake Garden

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Being one of the main attractions in Perak, Taiping Lake Garden had been on my travel list for a while. The scenery at the lake is beautiful even by just looking at its photos online.

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As one of the many firsts in Taiping, the Taiping Lake Garden has been operational since 1880. It was built on an old mining land and today plays host to a variety of plants, flowers, trees, birds and a dazzling variety of insects. The old mining pool has become the crown jewel – the lake.

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The way these trees grow is just.. unbelieveable. The branches can recline so nicely over the road that the leaves can touch the lake’s water.

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This is a pathway leading to the center of the lake.

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Along the way, I saw this unique looking bald tree so I decided to take a photo of it :P

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Taiping Lake Garden is a popular spot for families to have an evening stroll and jog around. There are water activities here as well like boat peddling and lake tour on speed boats.

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Most of us know that this beautiful park was once a tin mine. And according to Wikipedia, Kapitan Chung Thye Phin who was a wealthy Chinese tin miner donated it to the Perak State Government. Hmm.. I am not sure about this because Wikipedia is not a very reliable source of information.

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I personally feel that everyone should visit this park because it is really one of a kind. Being there was a really great experience. And do you know that the Taiping Zoo is just next to the park? So you can visit both at the same time. Ahhh.. Taiping is such a nice, peaceful town. I envy those who stay nearby, they get to relax in such a beautiful place everyday whenever they like.

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