Perth, the largest metropolitan area of Western Australia, is also one of the most populated cities in the entire country and is home to the Kings Park. One of the most visited locations in all of Western Australia; the Kings Park is located near the Swan River and is only a quick walk from the city. Complete with unique bush land as well as a botanic garden, the Kings Park is visited by over six million people annually. The area was originally known as Perth Park but renamed in 1901 to Kings Park after King Edward VII visited Perth.
This parkland is an urban haven for those who wish to seek tranquillity and serenity away from the busy streets of Perth for it is home to a large area filled with both flora and fauna leaving visitors with a peaceful frame of mind.
As the garden is on a higher ground than the river, when walking along the pathways of the gardens, visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the Swan River with the city reflected upon it. The garden is spotted with a number of benches which are ideal for the silent contemplation of life or to read a book. Kings Park is also a popular picnic destination for the gardens are well maintained and manicured. There are also a number of open areas for recreational activities as well. The gardens also house the State War memorial which was erected in the early 20th century to honour the soldiers who died whilst serving the country.
Accommodation in the city varies from hotels, to apartments and studios as well thereby ensuring a fit for all travellers. When travelling with your family or with a larger group of people, Perth serviced apartments would be an ideal yet cost effective method of residing in the city. Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth, located in the heart of the city and only a five minute walk from the Kings Park as well as a number of other attractions such as the Bell Tower and Cultural centre, is one such Perth apartment accommodation that will suit visitors who are in the city for both work and leisure.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+