Taiping Lake Gardens
Taiping. A major attraction in Perak is the Taiping Lake Gardens which opened in 1880, making it the first public garden in Malaysia. This is one of the prettiest parks to visit with its avenue of huge Angsana trees, water features and incredible greenery. The lake, which used to be a tin mine, is now the centrepiece of the park and where you can take a paddleboat out. There’s also a roller-skating rink, Japanese themed garden and several playgrounds to keep the little ones happy. A favourite picnic spot with good reason, this place is a definite must-visit when in the vicinity.