Jun 15, 2012

Reclaim Your Sanity At Taman Tasik Perdana

Escape from Kuala Lumpur’s heat and smog and visit the beautiful trails and lush gardens of Taman Tasik Perdana. Taman Tasik Perdana, commonly referred to as Lake Gardens, or Perdana Lake is the oldest park in Kuala Lumpur.

Taman Tasik Perdana Trees

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The nearly 92 hectare park is located in the heart of the city, and is a popular recreation spot for local joggers, walkers, and nature enthusiasts, and those simply looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of KL. In terms of size, scope, and location, the park is very similar to Bangkok’s Lumpini Park or New York City’s Central Park.

Taman Tasik Perdana Waterfall

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Beautifully manicured gardens will catch your eye as you stroll through this massive city park. Jacaranda, Palm, Bamboo and Eucalyptus trees engulf you, and draw you in towards the park’s immaculately kept artificial lake.

The Lake Draws The Crowds

Taman Tasik Perdana Lake

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Taman Tasik Perdana Lakes

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The park’s artificial lake is the centerpoint, and most popular attraction at Taman Tasik Perdana. With views of KL’s skyscrapers at arm’s reach, take a seat under a tree on one of Perdana Lake’s well-manicured lawns.

The KL Bird Park Is Not To Be Missed

Taman Tasik Perdana Birds Image

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Taman Tasik Perdana Bird Park Image

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The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, or KL Bird Park, takes up 8.5 hectares of the park’s total 90 hectares. The park is the largest covered aviary in the world, and features over 3,000 birds from across 200 species. The park sees over 200,000 visitors per year, and is a popular destination within Taman Tasik Perdana. KL Bird Park is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and costs RM 48.00 for adults, and RM 38.00 for children.

Taman Tasik Perdana’s Other Attractions

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park Image

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Tugu Negara Image

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The park also features the National Monument (Tugu Negara), Islamic Arts Museum, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, a deer park, conservatory gardens, herb garden, and orchid garden. The butterfly park features over 6,000 butterflies, and is reasonably priced at RM 4.00. Though the deer park is free of charge, it’s ultimately worth skipping, as the deer can be hard to spot.

Public Transit is readily available, as Taman Tasik Perdana is located close by to Masjid Jamek LRT Station, and the Old Railway Station. Buses B115, B112, and B101 have stops within five minutes of the park. Taxis can be tough to find, especially after 5:00 PM.

There are thousands of species of plants and animals to see, and dozens of activities to do at Taman Tasik Perdana. Bring walking shoes, bring water, bring insect repellent, and bring an appetite for the natural world.

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