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Hi, 5 of us from malaysia,kl is going to taiping for 7 days,need suggestion for budget accomodation near taiping zoo or taiping lake.ranging from RM 15 to RM25 per pax per night.thanx!!
u can check furama hotel.. near taiping lake.(behind sea food/zoo)..around rm 60 but nice..i stayed there b4,
Yeah, i think Furama Hotel is as close to a budget accomodation as you can get. Taiping is not big and still laid back. I loved it there especially the Zoo. Farrrr cry compared to Zoo Negara (KL Zoo), if you are an animal lover, you could spend a day there but i don't know if they have the night safari which Melaka Zoo (another better zoo vs. KL's) has. I stayed at Bt Larut which i don't really recommend because...
1.Going thru all the hairpin turns up the hill is not that enjoyable after a dozen and there is much more than that. So people can get dizzy,fall sick etc and you still need to come back down (and up again if you spend the night)
2. Accomodation there was bad when i was there staying at one of the guesthouses 6 years back..altho i really think they have improved it. There's nothing much to do...mighty cold and foggy. Hot water, food, tv etc was scarce. Humans as well.
3. Okay, the guesthouse i stayed was old and runned down, most of them were,so it was spooky and we couldn't wait to get back down in the morning. Later, we found out there are many ghxxx stories. Indeed, i didn't feel good staying there altho it was an experience. But it is perfectly fine for a day trip to go up Bukit Larut aka Maxwell Hill.
Seven days is quite alot but depends what you want to do. Have fun and enjoy the town for it's peace and tranquility. Do tell of your experience!