Lake Gardens – Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park

Top choice in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

This 70-hectare lush, beautifully landscaped park is most commonly known by its colonial-era moniker: the Lake Gardens (Tasik Perdana in Malay). This is KL's largest green space, and you can spend the better part of a day exploring the rolling terrain.

Apart from the lake and the Perdana Botanical Gardens themselves, the main attraction within the park is KL Bird Park, but there are plenty of others on the park's edges, including two of KL's best museums – the National Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum – as well as the Deer Park, Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens and KL Butterfly Park. There's also an excellent children's adventure playground.

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Nearby Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar attractions

1. Deer Park

0.09 MILES

This cluster of small open-air enclosures is home to a collection of tame deer including the tiny Tragulus kanchil (lesser mouse deer), the world’s…

2. Hibiscus Garden

0.09 MILES

This lovely garden is dedicated to Malaysia’s national flower and surrounds a small colonial-era house (closed to the public).

3. Orchid Garden

0.12 MILES

There are many different species of orchid on display here and the gardens are a pleasant place to walk around and admire them; unfortunately there is…

4. Perdana Botanical Garden

0.12 MILES

Strolling around KL's oldest public park, established in the 1880s, you'll admire native and introduced flora, including 800 species of orchid, mahogany…

5. Memorial Tun Abdul Razak

0.18 MILES

The house where Tun Abdul Razak lived while serving as Malaysia's second prime minister has been turned into a memorial museum displaying his personal…

6. KL Bird Park

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More than 3000 birds flutter and soar through this 21-hectare aviary. Some 200 species of (mostly) Asian birds can be spotted here, from strutting…

7. KL Butterfly Park


This is a great place to get up close with a hundred or so of the 1100-plus butterfly species found in Malaysia, including the enormous and well-named…

8. Royal Malaysian Police Museum


One of KL's best small museums offers a fascinating history of Malaysia through the story of policing. Discover not just the uniforms that distinguished…