Taiping's colonial heritage can be explored through various ancient landmarks and buildings throughout town left behind by the British. The old architectures still prevail and function in modern times, including the aging shophouses, district offices and railway station. A popular visitor attraction is the 62-hectare Lake Garden, a legacy of British appreciation for fine gardens and parks. The Perak Museum is another highlight at Taiping, being the first museum in Malaysia with an impressive nature gallery. Finally, visitors can see wild animals at Zoo Taiping or remember the sacrifice of soldiers at the War Cemetery.