BOA Outdoor Trails: Taiping Lake Garden, Taiping, Perak

Established in 1880, the Taiping Lake Garden is one of the oldest garden in Malaysia. This 62 hectares of park is also known as Taman Tasik Taiping in the Malay language. The huge lake was formerly a tin mine but was since transformed into a beautiful well used and well maintained park where flowers, birds, insects, animals and lush greeneries thrive. Drop by this lake and take a stroll if you are visiting Taiping Zoo, one of the better zoo in Malaysia. Bukit Larut, used to be known as Maxwell Hill is located just within the vicinity.

The oldest golf course in Malaysia within the vicinity was closed in the year 1995 due to the hazard it posed to the users at the lake garden. The course has since been converted to parks where trees, flowers and playgrounds have replaced the common sight of a golf course.

Some of the facilities and attractions that are available here include:

  • A Lotus Pool where you will see the beautiful pinkish colour lotus on the pond near the entrance to Taiping Zoo.
  • A Japanese Garden
  • A Zig Zag Bridge
  • A Pagoda Bridge
  • A Rollerskating Rink
  • Paddle-Boat Rides are the rides that children will be glad to embark on.
  • Children’s Playground
  • Jogging tracks
  • Reflexology tracks
  • Open Air Gymnasium with instructions that describe the various exercises that you can do.


During the weekends, families with young children can be seen having their picnics while the older ones jog around the garden.

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