Taiping the Historical Heaven Land

Nature is one of the Taiping main attraction. Few of it which is the Maxwell Hill/Bukit Larut, Zoo Taiping, Taman Tasik and also the Burmese Pool. With all the place are close together, it will give you a continues experience rich of nature without hassle.

Maxwell Hill/Bukit Larut

Maxwell Hill, which now known as Bukit Larut are good for those who like fresh air and exercise. The cold ambience has always attracted lots of visitor to this place. Many people walk and jog up the hill. Good for fitness. Recommended for fitness and bush walking enthusiasts. There is a conventional road going up as well as short cuts. Do take advice or follow the regulars when you want to try the short cuts. There are people serving free drinks on pondok 2 and 3. You will be a very fit fella if you walk up regularly.

The hill is a haven for birds such as the rhinoceros hornbill, large moths and butterflies, beetles, monkeys and Pope's Pit Viper. You can also see beautiful Tulip flowers on the links. A visitor will take 11 minutes to reach the 1,250m peak of the resort from the bottom of the mountain, compared with the 30-minute, 13km ride via four-wheel-drive or government Land Rover. Taiping is growing my friend!! Another thought is to preserve the area is to build this at another hill instead. Away from water catchment areas. Romantic place as well.

Taman Tasik Taiping

The best hanging out place in Taiping, The Taiping Lake Gardens is the biggest urban parkland in Malaysia. At 222 acres, the gardens is about as big as Taiping Old Town, such was the size of recreational comfort enjoyed by the folks of Taiping today. Within it is housed massive ponds, lakes, and reputably, the best zoological gardens in Malaysia. Lake Garden used to be the biggest tin mining in Malaysia.

There was an oldest golf course in Malaysia within the vicinity, but it 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. Supposedly there was another land nearby the lake garden almost created as a new golf course, but the plan stopped too for the same reason.

In Taiping Lake Garden, there is a boat house named Pusat Rekreasi Dayung, where boating services are provided. It's a must visit place for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lakes in a relaxing way. The boat house has a restaurant for visitors to dine-in and also souvenirs counter.

Ferry can accommodate around 10 person. It will take you one trip around in the lake gardens. It costs RM4 for adults and RM3 for children.

Swan boat is a 2-seater pedal boat. It costs RM10 for 2 adults for a 30-minutes duration ride. You can also include a child for an additional of RM2.

Zoo Taiping

Taiping Zoo is special in its own way. It is located in a lovely natural setting in Taiping Lake Gardesn close to the foot of the Larut Hill ( Maxwell Hill) and contains rare animals such as the Malaysian Tiger, Lion, Siaman, Deer, Nilgai, Night Heron and many others.

The entrance Fee during day time is:

RM12 / adult
RM10 / senior citizen (55 yrs and above) 
RM8 / child (4 yrs and above) 

While the special Night Safari, in which the only night safari in Peninsular Malaysia, the visiting time owuld be from 8pm to 11pm. It opens for every night including Public Holidays. For those that hate hot weather, this would be your best choice to overcome that problem so that you can spend quality time with your family sightseeing animals in the zoo more comfortably. 

While the entrance fee for the night safari is:

RM16 / adult
RM12 / senior citizen (55 yrs and above) 
RM10 / child (4 yrs and above) 



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