The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, is situated in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. It offers hours of fun activities and sightseeing opportunities for just about any visitor, from nature lovers and families with little ones. The garden aslo houses features that give the visitors the ambiance of being in a tropical rainforest, despite being in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Here, we’ve compiled the best things to see and do in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur if you have an afternoon to spare and fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Spread over 220 acres in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, the Lake Gardens' botanical park feels like an island of green calm, far removed from the city's chaos. There are a children’s playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations, and rowing boats, along with a variety of outdoor sculptures dotting the area, including an imitation of England’s Stonehenge.
Perdana Botanical Gardens Outdoor Park, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2617 6404, Website.
The Islamic Museum is a private collection and has some of the most breathtaking exhibits from the Islamic world. The ceramics, fabrics, glass wood carving and collection of Koran are exceptional and the building is modern, light and airy. There is an extensive range of art categories, highlighting culture and history.
Islamic Arts Museum, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2092 7070, Website.
The Orchid Garden is a relaxing place to enjoy exotic tropical blooms amid lush, landscaped gardens. The Orchid Garden is located opposite the KLBird Park within the scenic KL Lake Gardens, a few minutes' drive from the hectic heart of the city. The Orchid Garden is a floral paradise, where you can admire the orchids and pick tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers. You can also choose to buy pots of orchids back home.
Orchid Garden, Jalan Tembusu, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, +6012 908 2524, Website.
The Hibiscus Park showcases the various species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis). Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-meter high waterfall, pools, and fountains. A lovely colonial-style building has been converted into an exhibition hall with a tearoom and a gallery.
Hibiscus Garden, Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2617 6000, Website.
Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden keeps the collections of flowering and fruiting plants from Perdana Botanical Garden and forest areas in Peninsular Malaysia. Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden keeps the collections of flowering and fruiting plants from Perdana Botanical Garden and forest areas in Peninsular Malaysia. All taxonomy data collection was recorded in the database BRAHMS (Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System).
Herbarium, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2617 6404, Website.
The Sunken Garden is a parterre garden made simply out of Acalypha siamensis, and Loropetalum chinense shrubs with addition of flowering annuals on the slopes. Addition of Grecian pots, containing a riot of colorful petunias add to the elegant beauty of the garden. There are several amenities at the park for visitors’ convenience. There are also gazebos for you take a break and enjoy the beautiful greens. Otherwise, keep a look out for the scenic spots that are great locations for photography.
Sunken Garden, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2617 6404, Website.
The National Monument is a war memorial located at a high point in the city. The place has adorning fountains, lighting, and a lush green garden attached to it. The view of the city skyline from this place is beautiful as if the war heroes are looking over the capital from their pedestal. It is definitely a great work of art radiating memories of war and valor. This historic sculpture has also marked its place in the book of records for being the tallest freestanding group of bronze sculptures.
National Monument, Jalan Taming Sari, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Set on a hillock just outside the Lake Gardens, the National Planetarium offers an interesting look at Malaysia's extraterrestrial ambitions. It is dedicated to all things related to science and astronomy. It's a fun and educational place for kids to learn about the planet and the universe. Visitors with a strong stomach can take a ride in the “space ball” which simulates the high G-forces of reentry.
Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia, +603 9235 4848, Website.
The KL Deer Park which is a 2-hectare enclosure, houses a few species of deer including mousedeer. The mousedeer, also known as the chevrotain, is the smallest hoofed animal in the world. The other species that are in the park are the fallow deer, axis deer, and sambar deer. The viewing points and the placement of fences are great as visitors get the best views of the deer in the park. Lush greenery surrounds inside and outside of the park; making it bearable for visitors to walk around in the park under the sun.
Kuala Lumpur Deer Park, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2615 8188, Website.
The lake has a small Island in the larger water body and it has two clumps of bamboos growing on it giving a most scenic look to the lake. The other island, which serves as a short-cut to the area across the lake has two concrete bridges crossing the narrow water bodies around it. A cycad collection have been started on this Island giving it a new name, “The Cycad Island”. The collection of species of cycads and succulents, although starting small will continue to be expanded with more local and imported species.
Cycad Island, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2617 6404, Website.
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