The city's most popular park dates back to the 1880s and is spread over 92 hectares (227 acres) of green. It's built around a man-made lake, and boats are available for rental on the weekends; free tai chi sessions take place early most mornings, and jogging trails attract plenty of locals. The gardens have a number of interesting sections, including the Bird Park (with some 200 species) and the Butterfly Park, which has more than 7,000 winged creatures fluttering about.
In order to avoid the sweltering heat of the sun, it's best to explore Lake Gardens in the early morning or late afternoon.
Jalan Tembusu, Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia