Gunung Lang Recreational Park which is located five kilometers from Ipoh town and one of the many limestone mountains in the state of Perak , Gunung Lang is a stretch of limestone areas in the centre of Lembah Kinta and it is a recreational area in the north of Ipoh City . It can be accessed via the North South Expressway through the Sungai Siput and Jalan Kuala Kangsar exit .
It was opened in October 2000 , Covering an area of 30.35 hectares out of which 14.16 hectares consists of the lake , the park is divided into two sections . It is developed around a scenic backdrop of limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike .
The main attractions of Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang are the man-made cascading waterfall atop a limestone hill , a 2km broadwalk over the swamp and lookout towers . There are also facilities like a children’s playground , campsite , mini zoo , a prayer room and washrooms .
This limestone area was explored way back in 1880 by a Malay tin miner , whereby the mining activities were carried out in the caves here . This area was also turned into an iron mining area which developed a disrupted landscape area such as the swampy areas and lakes .
The redevelopment of the park on a “Back to Nature” concept for both adults and children. The aim was to preserve its natural beauty as much as possible. There are about 100 plant species at the site seldom seen elsewhere in the county . Across the lake , which is stocked with fish such as lampan, tilapia and kelia, lies an inner landscaped park that is accessible only by boat . The boat trip , which takes about five minutes from the jetty at the office building for a return trip .
Situated in the park are two watch towers , three kampong houses , a playground and mini zoo with deer, ostrich and rabbits . a boardwalk along the lake and plenty of Heliconia and Bougainvillea bushes .
The park is open from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. daily except on Fridays when it is open till 4.00 p.m. There are few visitors during weekdays, however during weekends, the place is crowded with children and their parent along the days here . The inherent seclusion and tranquility of the place provides a perfect retreat for families to enjoy their weekends of relaxation. The surrounding limestone hills draped in lovely greenery is a living tapestry for the eyes .
Address : Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang , Off Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 30010 Ipoh, Perak.
Hours : Mon - Thur , 8AM - 7pm
Friday - 8am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday , Public holiday , 8am - 6.30pm
Boat Ride Fees:
Adults - RM3
Children (3 - 12 years old) - RM1.50
Senior citizens (above 55 years old) - RM1.50
Contact : 605-5063088
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