Location : near Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill) and within the town center and the Taiping Zoo.
The Taiping Lake Gardens was originally a mining site before it was established as gardens to the public in 1880. The idea of establishing a public garden was much devoted to Colonel Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker (1884 – 1933), who was also responsible for planning the . The garden was later developed precisely by Charles Compton Reade Kuala Lumpur garden town. The abandoned tin mine was generously donated by the prominent Chinese Capitalist of Perak and also former Perak State Council member, Mr. Chung Thye Phin (son of Mr. Chung Keng Quee) as the recreation park for the public use. In 1884, the gardens were furnished with grasses, flowers and trees, and part of the gardens was fenced, to avoid the bulls enter the gardens. This 64 hectares land was the first public gardens in Malaya and proudly declared as the most beautiful and well maintained gardens during the heyday and today. There are ten scenic lakes and ponds that made the gardens even more picturesque. (source: wikipedia.com)
the 'swan' is to be cycled with 2 person per swan. you can cycle within the lake area except for certain restricted area. beside the swans, there is also motor-boat; suits for a family ride.
Quench your thirst, and rest after the might-be-tiring-or-might-be-not-tiring swan riding. and spend most of your time enjoying and wooing the beautiful scenery of the lake garden. it's one of Taiping's best place for landscape photography lover.
Children playgrounds are also available - make it an ideal place for a family hangout.