Lake Gardens Park Walk (Self Guided), Kuala Lumpur

The finest thing about Kuala Lumpur is that it has preserved a balance between exhilarating urban architecture and its natural environment. Indeed, there is an abundance of greenery in Kuala Lumpur. Lake Gardens, known officially as Perdana Botanical Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park. It contains large manicured gardens and a host of attractions. Take this walk to explore the attractions located here - deer park, Hibiscus garden, Orchid Garden, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.
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Lake Gardens Park Walk Map

Guide Name: Lake Gardens Park Walk
Guide Location: Malaysia » Kuala Lumpur (See other walking tours in Kuala Lumpur)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: valery
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Perdana Botanical Gardens

1) Perdana Botanical Gardens (must see)

Kuala Lumpur never ceases to amaze and entertain its visitors. It has tall skyscrapers for admirers of architecture, museums for art lovers and enormous shopping complexes for the shopaholic at heart. However, even amidst the urban clatter, the city gives way to a perfectly sculpted park that serves as nature’s sanctuary for the people.

Established in 1880 and initially built for British government officials to settle separately and away from the city, the Lake Garden Park was the creation of British State Treasurer, Alfred Venning. Spread across a vast artificial lake, the park – now known as Perdana Botanical Gardens or Taman Tasik Perdana in Malay – is one of Kuala Lumpur's most visited places.

Covering an area of 92 hectares, the gardens house an exotic Bird Park, the enchanting Orchid Garden, and another public favorite – the Butterfly Park. A paradise for the botanist at heart, the gardens boast some of the oldest trees as well as native shrubs and plants, which are found exclusively in Malaysia. A walk in the Deer Park is also worth the while if you have some more time to spare.

Why You Should Visit:
The most beautiful flowers, the perfect scenery, and outstanding trees make a mesmerizing place for relaxing and taking photos.

Tip:
Consider going either very early or later in the afternoon (after 4pm). If you go later, make sure to bring mosquito repellent or cover up.
Try and visit on weekdays or between the big holidays to avoid the crowds (though most families don't wander further than the playgrounds).
Bring lots of water and wear comfortable walking shoes! There's a buggy car that can take you round the place, though there is a fee to use it.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7am-8pm
Free admission
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Deer Park

2) Deer Park

Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Park is well established as a site for all the thrill and excitement that the natural world can offer. Guaranteeing its visitors a hundred percent unadulterated adventure and the chance to witness nature at its very best, the Lake Park cannot be missed.

With inclusions of exclusive parks like the Bird, Butterfly, Orchid and Deer Park, the Lake Park is surely the place for one and all. Just a stone throw away from the Bird Park is another enchanting experience that is sure to make it to the best memories of Kuala Lumpur, the Deer Park.

Spread across 2 acres of land, the Deer Park is filled with the jungle's most dainty creature in all shapes and sizes. Right from the robust looking Sambar Deer from the Philippines, to the tiniest of the deer family, the Kanchil or the Moose deer which is also the world’s smallest hoofed animal. Few of the other fascinating exotic species include the Axis deer which is the native of the Indian subcontinent and the Fallow which is imported from Holland.

Let to roam freely in an open environment, the sight is definitely worth the watch. The deer are also quite accustomed to being visited frequently and being fed by visitors, so to call these marvelous creatures, “shy” is a misnomer.
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Orchid Garden

3) Orchid Garden

For centuries orchids have been the epitome of unusual beauty, grandeur and mysticism. Scientifically proven to have existed much before the dinosaurs, orchids definitely manage to intrigue and amaze at the same time. Undoubtedly orchids are the most exotic looking flowers and a place that celebrates these majestic pieces of nature is the Orchid Garden in Kuala Lumpur. Dedicated to a rich variety of orchids as well as some stunning hibiscus species, the Orchid Garden is a must see in Kuala Lumpur.

Established in 1986, the Orchid Garden is a popular choice for many tourists visiting the city.

Perched atop a hill, the highest point in the Lake Garden Park, the beautiful and enthralling Orchid Garden is just a stone’s throw away from the Butterfly Park. With over 20,000 known and registered varieties of orchids spread across the globe, the garden boasts a brilliant 3000 species of which about 800 species are native to the Malaysian soil. Spread across 1 hectare of land, the Garden is the picture perfect getaway with babbling brooks, gazebos to stop and capture the breath taking views, winding paths with elegant chairs where you can rest for a while before moving forward. Undoubtedly, the Orchid Garden is a must visit in Kuala Lumpur or let’s say, Kuala Lumpur is a must visit for its Orchid Garden.
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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

4) Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (must see)

Spend a day gaping in awe at some of nature’s daintiest creatures, birds. Without doubt, the Aves are some of nature’s most delicate specimens in the wild. Although an opportunity to watch these quaint little creatures is always welcomed by one and all, it is a shame to see them wither behind a cage or trapped behind closed doors. But not at the Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur!

If you love bird watching, then the Bird Park is the perfect retreat on a bright day in the city. Experience the exotic sights and sounds of the public aviary that houses over 200 species of birds from all over the world. Spread over 21 acres of land, the park is adjacent to the Perdana Botanical Gardens which is a popular recreational park. Attracting over 200,000 visitors all year round, the park has an international reputation and attracts tourists from all over the world.

Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Bird Park has received accolades for being the world’s largest free-flight, walk-in aviary. Apart from that, it has also earned its reputation for promoting eco-tourism. Enjoy the unique experience of watching some of the most exotic birds in their most natural environment. Boasting a population of over 3000 birds, the Bird Park is the perfect place to feel one with nature and wilderness.

Why You Should Visit:
Most of the birds are just a step away, walking around you on the sidewalk! So close and they're not afraid of people.
The park has a souvenir and gift shop, and just above the amphitheater is a children's playground, which is a big hit with children.

Tip:
Better on a dry day, but the park is pretty sheltered so even on a very wet afternoon it's a good place to explore.
Using caps or hats would be a great idea as the birds move and fly around openly. You wouldn't want to spoil your day if they decided to spoil it for you.

Opening Hours:
[Park, Kiosks, Gift Shop] Daily: 9am-6pm (including Public Holidays and School Holidays)
[Hornbill Restaurant & Café] Daily: 9am-8pm (including Public Holidays and School Holidays)
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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

5) Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park (must see)

One of Kuala Lumpur’s main attractions is the Perdana Botanical Gardens which manages to get millions of visitors every year from all over the world. But what makes this park special is the variety it offers its visitors. Here, amidst the greenery and nature, you get to see exotic birds, different varieties of orchids and everybody’s favorite, butterflies.

If you are an avid photographer and love macro photography and capturing nature at its best or simply love butterflies, then the Butterfly Park is the place for you. However, you needn’t look through the lenses to enjoy its beauty. Spread across two acres of land, the park encompasses over 6000 different butterflies. With tropical waterfalls cascading through and gazebos that give you the perfect view of it all, the place is truly magical.

Just a stone throw away from the Bird Park; the Butterfly Park is a tropical haven that is tweaked and custom-made for its main residents, the butterflies. With vibrant hued flowers, butterfly-friendly shrubs and trees and a huge net that allows these delicate creatures to roam freely and encompasses it all, the park has definitely gone the extra mile to take care of their star inhabitants.

Tip:
Make sure you examine every nook and corner as some areas are more densely populated with butterflies than others.
If you want the butterflies to land on you, wear bright multi-colored clothes and shoes, but do not wear insect repellant.
Note that it can get very humid and warm inside, too, so try to go early and grab a bottle of water from the entrance area.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6pm

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