Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Taiping Lake Gardens

On the way back to Kuala Lumpur from Penang after attending the wedding, we stopped at Taiping Lake Gardens.
"Taiping is easily accessible from the PLUS North-South Expressway. From Penang (90 km away) Kamunting is the nearest exit, whilst Changkat Jering is the most convenient exit from the motorway if you are traveling north from Ipoh (70 km)"
 Taiping has been declared a heritage town.
 Right in the middle of town you can sight giant raintrees which are as old as time
 According to Wikipedia :Taiping Lake Gardens is the first public garden established during the British rule in Malaysia. The garden is located near Bukit Larut, and is equidistant to the town centre
 wow!!!! Look at the tree branches!! Nowhere else can you see a row of majestic trees like these!
the branches seem to stretch from one side of the road to the other side to get to the water in the Lake!! so awesome, right?
Can you imagine, the trees have been around since 1880!

 "The abandoned tin mine ground was donated by Chung Thye Phin as a recreation park for public use. In 1884 the gardens were planted "
 So, we must take selfies!!!

 "The 64 hectares (160 acres) site was the first public garden in Malaya, and was cherished for its beauty; it has been well-maintained since its opening"

.......and I must say, they are so well maintained!

One receives in that glorious half hour an experience of light in foliage that is quite unobtainable in England”.  (an Englishman wrote in his journal, and I can agree, well maybe not the England bit, because I have only been there once)

So, the next time you are in the vicinity, do drop by Taiping Lake Gardens to admire the trees. who knows, one day, some itchy hand might want to chop them all off. 

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