10 Things to Do in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

Best Things to See and Do in Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park

Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur, also called the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, offers hours of fun activities and sightseeing opportunities for just about any visitor, from nature lovers and families with little ones. Also called Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, this sprawling 227-acre park is located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur and is reachable via bus, taxi, and the KTM rail services.
The whole area is relatively flat, with plenty of walking paths and trees providing shade, so visitors can easily explore on foot. Alternatively, there are daily shuttle trams services between 09:00 and 18:00, with tickets priced at RM6 for adults and RM2 for children. Here, we’ve compiled the best things to see and do in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur if you have an afternoon to spare and fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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    Perdana Botanical Gardens, set within Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, serves as a refuge for those in need of a break from the city. The air is fresh and crisp here, and if you visit during the mornings, you’ll come across people jogging and ladies practicing tai chi (which you can participate, too!). We would recommend an afternoon picnic to fully enjoy the scenery, or if you want to keep moving a walk around the greens is also another great way to experience the park. If you can’t get enough of the greenery of the lush botanical park, head on down to the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens to see thousands of species blooming in almost every colour and size. Entrance is free on weekdays, and RM1 on weekends and public holidays. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2693 5399
    • Price Range: Free (weekdays); RM1 (weekends, public holidays)
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    The National Mosque of Malaysia, also known as Masjid Negara, is well-regarded as the nationwide symbol of Islam. Located within the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, this blue-hued building houses a main prayer hall with 48 smaller domes, a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. Contemporary interpretations of traditional Islamic art and calligraphy, abstract shapes and geometric lattice are incorporated into its roofing and ironworks, and the walls of the Grand Hall are beautifully adorned with verses from the Koran. Non-Muslim visitors are only allowed to visit at certain times of the day and robes are lent to those who aren’t dressed in modest clothing. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 18:30, Friday 15:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 18:30
    • Location: Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2693 7784
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    The Islamic Arts Museum is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular attractions, as well as Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. It features a huge blue turquoise dome on top of the building, glass walls that allow natural light to flow in, domed ceilings adorned with intricate Islamic patterns, and an exhibition space spanning 30,000 square metres. Housing extensive collections of Islamic decorative arts from all over the world, this stunning building is located at the fringe of Lake Gardens and is accessible within a five-minute walk from the National Planetarium and National Mosque. Here, you can find exhibitions of clothing, furniture, weaponry, and also detailed models of famous mosques around the world, notably Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid Nabawi in Medina. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
    • Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2274 2020 or +603 2092 7070
    • Price Range: RM17 for adults, RM7 for students, visitors under 18 and senior citizens
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    Tugu Negara / National Monument

    The National Monument, located at the northern end of the Lake Gardens, was built in 1966 to honour the lives of 11,000 people who had perished during the First World War. Providing excellent views of Kuala Lumpur Parliament House, the 15m-high bronze statue is regarded as the world's tallest freestanding bronze sculpture grouping. The monument of seven soldiers standing and supporting their fallen comrades symbolises courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance. It also features the inscription ‘To Our Glorious Dead of the First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945) and the Emergency (1948-1960). Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Jalan Tugu, off Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2615 8188
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    The National Planetarium, also called Planetarium Negara, is dedicated to all things related to science and astronomy. It’s a fun and educational place for kids to learn about the planet and universe. Set on a hill to the east of Lake Gardens, it is topped by a blue dome easily visible from nearby roads. It may not be as high tech as the planetariums of New York or London standards, but it still merits a visit. The main entrance is evocative of a teleport chamber which leads into a series of halls containing two planetariums that have interactive exhibits (touch-screen interactive computers and hands-on experiments) plus a Space Theatre. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:30
    • Address: 53, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2273 4303
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    The National Museum is located near the southern tip of the Lake Gardens, past the National Art Gallery. An excellent introduction to Malaysia’s history, economy, geography, arts, crafts and culture, it was built in 1963 with its displays spread out over three floors. The building has a sweeping, traditional Minangkabau-style roof and a main entrance flanked by two large murals of Italian glass mosaic that portray the country’s major historical events and cultural activities. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours which takes place throughout the week - the English tours take place at 11:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while the French-language tour is held every Thursday at 09:00 and 12:00. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 18:00
    • Location: Jalan Damansara, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2267 1111
    • Price Range: RM5 for adults, RM2 for children 6 - 12 years old
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    Take part in a Lake Gardens Segway tour by Eco Ride Malaysa for a fun and environmentally-friendly way to see the park! It's also a good option for those who don’t fancy walking all throughout the heat and humidity but still want to see all that Lake Gardens has to offer. Available by appointment, Eco Ride Malaysia can easily arrange for a pickup from your hotel in KL. Alternatively, you can meet up with your guide at a specific location in the park. The two-hour tour covers a 10-kilometre sightseeing route within the expansive park, including Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Read More...

    • Tel: +6017 882 3847
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    Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of the largest free-flight walk-in aviaries in the world, where visitors are treated to some of most beautiful bird species roaming around in the lush greenery of the park. Daily programs such as the bird show and eagle feeding are perfect for those who would like a closer interaction with these exciting creatures. Priced at RM67 for adults and RM45 for children, KL Bird Park is certainly something to be experienced when in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. Just remember to wear comfortable clothing and footwear as it can get rather hot after exploring the park for several hours. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
    • Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2272 1010
    • Price Range: RM67 for adults, RM45 for children 3 - 12 years old
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    The Butterfly Park is also located in Lake Gardens, housing more than 6,000 butterflies from 120 species. Landscaped like a bushy garden with lots of flowers, these colourful creatures are known to float to your shirt and hand, sticking like badges. Also check out the nursery and breeding area where you can see butterfly larvae emerging from their cocoons. Besides the butterflies, a wide range of insects such as rhinoceros beetles and praying mantises are on display. There's also a souvenir shop where you can purchase frames of preserved butterflies, scorpions and other insects. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
    • Address: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2693 4799
    • Price Range: RM25 for adults, RM14 for children 3 - 12 years old
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    ASEAN Sculpture Garden is adjacent to the National Monument, where you can visit a variety of public art installations by renowned artists from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. Established in 1987, the landscaped garden commemorates the 20th anniversary of ASEAN by installing sculptures that are made from materials such as wood, glass, steel, marble, iron, and bamboo. There are detailed descriptions for each artwork in English and Malay, and the lush gardens are less crowded compared to other areas in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2693 4799
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