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.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.
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.
This is a pathway leading to the center of the lake.
Along the way, I saw this unique looking bald tree so I decided to take a photo of it :P
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.
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.
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.