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Lake Gardens

Seek refuge from the city streets in the peaceful surrounds of Kuala Lumpur's central gardens.

Located in the heart of the city, the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens are the perfect place to spend a few hours away from the inexhaustible din of the main tourist attractions. Renowned for their natural beauty, these heavenly gardens are a popular urban retreat for families, couples, joggers and botanists alike.

Established by the British in the late 19th century, this colonial-era park blooms with a colourful variety of native horticulture as well as myriad unique trees and rainbow-hued flowers. Spanning an impressive 92 hectares, this beautifully manicured space incorporates five landscaped gardens, three parks, two shimmering lakes and one impressive national monument.

Elegant water features and sculptures are dotted amid the lush vegetation while charming bridges span over sparkling lakes and winding waterways. Deciduous shrubs make up an exotic plumeria tree collection while a verdant fernarium spans the entire length of the boardwalk.

As you wander around, keep an ear out for the sounds of the migratory and native birds which nestle among the topiary. Hire a boat to sit back and absorb the surrounding serenity from the lake. There is no shortage of pretty picnic spots here either, so unpack the hamper and inhale the sweet scents as you plan your next move.

Next, head over to the Butterfly Park which holds an impressive collection of over 6,000 butterflies from 120 species. Of particular interest to any budding lepidopterist is the nursery where visitors can witness the actual metamorphosis of squidgy larvae into beautiful butterflies.

Situated between the memorial and orchid gardens, the Deer Park is always a magnet for families. Get up close and personal with a variety of animals including Dutch fallow, sambar and axis deer as well as the ever-popular diminutive mouse deer. If you need a break from the kids, a huge children’s playground will keep the little ones entertained while you sit back and inhale the divine perfumes that waft along on the breeze.


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Citin Masjid Jamek by Compass Hospitality

Citin Masjid Jamek by Compass Hospitality

No. 7 Seksyen 33, Jalan Melayu, Off Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Masjid India and Merdeka Square. Jamek Mosque and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. ...

    Citin Masjid Jamek by Compass HospitalityAU$30

    Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

    Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

    2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and National ...

      Le Meridien Kuala LumpurAU$115

      Hilton Kuala Lumpur

      Hilton Kuala Lumpur

      3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and National ...

        Hilton Kuala LumpurAU$126

        Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

        Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

        172 Jln Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

          This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Starhill Gallery, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Berjaya ...

          Dorsett Kuala LumpurAU$60

          Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

          Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

          No. 6 Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Bangsar Shopping Village and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Malaya and NU ...

            Sofitel Kuala Lumpur DamansaraAU$112

            Hotel Sentral Kuala Lumpur

            Hotel Sentral Kuala Lumpur

            No 30, Jalan Thambypillai - Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this hotel is steps away from NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Central Market are also within ...

              Hotel Sentral Kuala LumpurAU$21

              NU Hotel

              NU Hotel

              No. 37 Jalan Thambypillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
                2.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and Mid Valley Mega Mall are ...

                NU HotelAU$34

                Vivo Suites by Subhome

                Vivo Suites by Subhome

                Jalan 2/110a, Petaling Lama, Kuala Lumpur, KL
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Tasik Perdana, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Gardens and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Petaling Street and NU Sentral are also ...

                  Vivo Suites by SubhomeAU$57

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