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Taiping Lake Gardens
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$162.00*
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip from Penang
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Taiping
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed September 20, 2013

nice big park with lots of lakes and paths. we walked through it two days in a row and it was funny because the second day was like an exact replay of the first....we saw the same group of old ladies walking along, clapping their hands. we saw the same gang of guys hanging out at the oull up bars with the same fat indian guy standing in the same exact spot smoking a cigarette, starring at the pull up bars, one of the same chinese fishing in the lake. very scenic place but could use some trash pick-up. they also need to block access to the motorbikes because they dont belong.

Thank grevich
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Taiping Lake Gardens are unique with their backdrop view of high jungle clad mountains. The walking paths around the numerous lakes are shady and cross small bridges of interesting design. A bird lovers delight made all the more interesting as you hear the roar of the lions as you pass by the zoo.

1  Thank Vera R
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

the popularity of this place was attested by the crowds of visitors and locals during weekends and public holidays. the rain trees covered stretch of the road provide a pleasant place to stroll even in the afternoon of a hot day.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Supposed to be a nice lake with nice sceneray and many places to just sit and relax.

Unfortunately, on the day we went (one Sat), there were cars and bikes speeding by nonstop. Very noisy, very smelly and very unsettling.

I can imagine the tranquility and serenity one might experience sans the vehicles. Not sure if that would happen if it had been a week day.

This was actually the main attraction in our trip. But it turned out to be a disappointment.

1  Thank yasumi999
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Taiping Lake Garden can be compared to West Lake of Hangzhou in China. The row of rain trees slanting towards the lake makes a spectacular sight especially in the early morning when the sun rays are streaming through the canopy of thick foliage and shining on the mirror-like lake giving out sparkles like that of a starry night. If you care to stop and relax on the benches at the side of the lake, you are sure to hear birds chirping and if luck is with you, you may hear the low quacking sounds of a few hornbills that frequent the area. After rain is the best time to snap your photos and having a leisure walk in the morning or at twilight is a great enjoyment. When you approach the zoo, you can hear the loud shrieking of ungka or siamang (monkeys) and if you look carefully at the direction of the zoo, you can see the nests of bluecap night helons on top of the tall palm trees. Besides, there are the twisting bridge with a pavilion in the middle and lotus growing around the pond.....
It is easy to find the lake garden. When you come to Taiping, you are sure to drive along Jalan Kota or Jalan Taming Sari (the two main roads of Taiping). Just drive towards the end and you can see the lake. There are ample parking spaces. Just park your car and have a walk around, following the paved path. You are sure to love it.

Thank aikchong
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