Gunung Lang Recreational Park
It’s early morning I’m heading by car with my Malaysian Couchsurfing host to visit Gunung Lang Recreational Park.
Gunung Lang Recreational Park is located just five kilometres from Ipoh town is among the several limestone mountains inside the state of Perak, Malaysia, especially in Lembah Kinta.
The park can be accessed through the Sungai Siput and Jalan Kuala Kangsar exit via the North-South Expressway.
Gunung Lang Recreational Park is visited by Ipoh city locals and is a popular tourist destination for travellers on the Northern South Expressway route. A Malay tin miner exploring the caves first carried out work in this limestone area in the 1880’s. The area was also turned into an iron ore mining region, which created the swampy landscape and lakes.
Between 1999-2003, Ipoh City Council, along with the National Landscape Department, Ministry of Local Housing designated the park under the 8th Malaysia Plan as being a Public Park development. The park is equipped with three man-made wetlands from former tin mines.
The Ipoh Local Study 2020 plans to protect the 111.93 hectares Gunung Lang spot as a Level 2 Environmentally Sensitive Area. The only improvements allowed for this location are eco-tourism, research and education.
The park is good to walk an hour or two. A couple of hours is more than enough as there’s not really that much to keep you occupied for longer. It does get rather hot walking around so bring some water and sunscreen.
Location: Jalan Damai, 30100 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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