Zoo Taiping & Night Safari

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Zoo Taiping
RM12 Adult, RM8 Child

Tel: +605-808 6577

Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
Admission: Free

Range Rover Ride:
RM4 Adult, RM2 Child

Tel: +605-807 7241

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Zoo Taiping & Night Safari is special in its own way. Located in the lush green vicinity of Taiping Lake Garden and adjacent to Larut Hill (Maxwell Hill), it houses more than 180 animal species totaling to 1300 individuals. Its signature Night Safari is indeed a must visit whenever one is in Taiping – The Town of Everlasting Peace.

Taiping is located 95 kilometres from Ipoh and it will take you one hour drive on the North-South Expressway. Taiping is one of the oldest and most historic towns in the country and it has many attractive tourist destination including Zoo Taiping and Larut Hill (Bukit Larut). Zoo Taiping is located within the Taiping Lake Garden and it houses over 180 local and exotic wildlife species in excellence lushes surroundings. The Zoo covers an area of 34-acres and it is the first Zoo in the country. You can observe the wildlife in open-air enclosure with natural setting during the day or you can opt for a Night Safari which gives you an excitement on a mini train ride that takes you through various parts of the zoo where you can watch nocturnal animals in action.
There are several endangered species in captivity here such as Orang Utans, honey bears, black panthers, the Malaysian elephants and tigers. Next to the Zoo Taiping is Larut Hill (Bukit Larut) or formerly known as Maxwell Hill. It is 1,250 meters above sea level and known for its cool refreshing air and a panoramic view of the Taiping’s town. This is the favourite spot by the local residents for outdoor activities.

Must do:

  • Hop on the train and go on a Night Safari
  • Watch the animal feeding session
  • Hill trekking or enjoy view and cool refreshing air at the top of the Bukit Larut (Maxwell hill)