A night safari in Taiping won't make you king of the jungle, but hiking up a nearby mountain will make you feel like king of the world! Taiping is on a plain adjacent to the Bintang Mountains of Malaysia—so you can find Taiping accommodation with a view or, if you're not a fan of heights, closer to the ground. Either way, the wet, misty air will greet you in the morning and provide a nice respite from city life.
Ready to go? Head over to Taiping Lake Gardens! While the locals call it "Hanging Gardens" because of the low-hanging Angsana branches, its main draw is 10 lakes, interconnected by several bridges. If you are still for a moment, you may spot a bird catching a fish in the water. Some Taiping hotels offer bicycle rentals to take a pleasant ride through the park or the city.
While in Lake Gardens, visit the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari. Tigers, orangutans, elephants, tapir and gaur all make their homes here. See them during the day or visit them after dark—it’s up to you! It's a rare opportunity to see wildlife up close, and admit it, you’ve always wondered how big cats relax after a long day.
After resting up in one of our hotels in Taiping, hike up Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill) along jungle trails that are guaranteed to make you feel a bit wild. It's mostly a private resort, but you can follow the Gunung Hijau trail to the peak nearly 1,500-m above sea level! A jeep service can drive you to the summit if you're into the view, but not the climb.
Hire a taxi to navigate Taiping. The city's railways connect you to the rest of Malaysia, including the 260-km trip to the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Charmed by this lively city? Extend your trip by snapping up one of our Kuala Lumpur hotel deals. Get started by booking Taiping holidays with Wotif—we can't make you king of the jungle, but we can make you king of the deal!