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Best Places to Visit in Ipoh of 2017

  • 01 Lost World Tambun

    Lost World Tambun
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    If you are looking for a perfect holiday destination which has the right mix of fun, thrill and adventure, you should visit Lost World Tambun in Malaysia. This is a theme park which is packed with high-voltage action and drama, that will give you some of the greatest adrenalin-high moments in life.



    Highlights – The resort cum theme park has six distinct areas of unlimited fun and adventure namely Water Park, Amusement Park, Petting Zoo, Tiger Valley, Tin Valley, Adventure Park.

    Location – Sunway City Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.

    Activities
    – Jungle Wave Pool, Kids Explora Bay, Tube Raiders, Cliff Racer, Adventure Express, Rabbit Wonderland, Ruby (nocturnal mammal) and friends, Tortoise Kingdom, Sepentarium, Rock Canopy, Rain Forest Trail, Marmoset Tree House, close-up views of tigers, Tin Mining Tours,13 High Rope Course, 6th Mile Tunnel, Zip Line, Kayaking, Zorbing etc.

    Price
    – RM43.30 to RM49.25

    Timings
    – 11AM to 6PM on all days of the week. Closed on Tuesdays except on public holidays.


  • 02 Golf Courses

    Golf Courses
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    Golf is considered one of the luxury sports/ game in the world. It is played by top corporate during their business meets etc. Ipoh, Malaysia has few premiere golf clubs. They are in association with clubs and resorts. The top three golf clubs and resorts in Ipoh are Clearwater Sanctuary, Damai Laut and Meru Valley.



    Highlights: Clearwater Sanctuary is amidst lakes and woodland and is perfect for family picnics. Damai Laut is set in a natural seaside resort and undulating terrain, and is a hatchery for green turtles. Meru Valley golf club is set among hilly terrain and additionally includes few residential properties.

    Holes: 18 (first two) and 27 (Merry Valley)

    Location: South West of Ipoh; Northwest of Ipoh (Merru Valley)

    Price: Starts at 90 RM (Merru), RM 157 (Dalai Laut) and RM 140 (clear water)

    Opens at: On weekdays visitors are allowed; Weekends restricted to members alone


  • 03 Perak Cave Temples

    Perak Cave Temples
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    Perak Tong Cave Temple is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ipoh. Surrounded by the scenic landscape this cave fast first discovered in 1926. Since then the place has grown to be known amongst the best cave temples and famous tourist spots. Inside the temple sits the 40 feet tall Buddha statue. On the edges are four smaller statues of guardian deities. The cave walls are adorned with colourful frescos and Chinese calligraphy.



    Highlights: Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area from one of the pavilions, situated outside the temple and can be reached through an opening in the alcove behind the main altar. You can easily see the surrounding limestone hills bordering the city.

     Location: The temple is located near Taman Loke Lim and Taman Permai on the northern edge of Ipoh on the foothill of Gunung Tasek.

     Timing: 9:30 am - 04:00 pm

     Price: N/A


    Top Things To Do in Perak Cave Temples

  • 04 Birch Memorial Clock Tower

    Birch Memorial Clock Tower
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    Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a beautiful white and black structure which was constructed in 1909 as a memorial for J.W.W.Birch, who was the first resident in the city. Birch was assassinated by Datuk Maharaja Lela, a local chief in 1875. On the top of the tower are four whitewashed figures, symbolizing the four virtues of British government. Underneath the figures are large murals depicting forty four iconic figures from the history of the world including Buddha, Shakespeare, and Darwin among others. The tower has a large 6 feet and 6 inches bell along with four other smaller bells.



    Highlights: The area is nice to take a walk after breakfast or lunch and click photographs. You can also visit the nearby attractions like Rose Centre.

    Location: The clock tower is located in Kinta District, Ipoh, just about half kilometres away from the Ipoh Railway Station.

    Timing: N/A

    Price: N/A


  • 05 Lang Mountain

    Lang Mountain
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    If you plan to spend some quiet moments with your family amidst the scenic beauty, then Lang Mountain in Ipoh is a great destination. With the backdrop of limestone hills blanketed with lush greenery and beautiful lake, there is a recreational park. A short boat ride through the beautiful lake can take you to the park. There are several fishes, lizards as well as snakes in the lake. The park has a number of fragrant and colourful plants like bougainvilleas and heliconia. The area with its uncharted limestone hills and lake emanates tranquillity.



     Highlights: The boat ride to reach the park can be a quite pleasant experience amidst the surrounding beauty. You can also enjoy feeding the fishes while you ride through the lake to the park.

     Location: The Park is located at Jalan Kuala Kangsar next to the North South Highway.

     Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm

      Price: N/A


    Top Things To Do in Lang Mountain

  • 06 The Kinta Riverfront Walk.

    The Kinta Riverfront Walk.
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    There’s nothing more alluring than walking by a river front site, enfolded in lustrous greenery. The Kinta Front Walk is meant for night, when the sun has set. The trees are lighted with 1000s of colourful Neon lights casting a luminous kaleidoscopic glow around the place. It is a must visit for romantic partners. One side of the river casts a shade of meteors as the canopies are lighted with white and sapphire bulbs and the other bank is lighted with colourful showers. The river can be crossed by the Black bridge.

    Highlights: Pallong Tin mining gallery museum that depicts the artefacts and pictures of tin mining custom, the original business of the city; varieties of food stalls, cafés, rental cycle shops, portrait centres etc.

    Location: Jalang Lim Bo Sen,

    Ipoh Price: N/A

    Opens at: Everyday

    Best Season: Except for rainy season, any season is perfect


  • 07 Kwan Yin Tong Temple

    Kwan Yin Tong Temple
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    The limestone hill at Gunung Rapat has a large number of cave temples including the Kwan Yin Tong temple. The temple houses about seventy five Kwan Yin statues. Kwan Yin is considered as the Goddess of Mercy. Located amidst the picturesque landscape, the temple also has a huge mural depicting the Buddha under the Bodhi tree. There is an area where the visitors can leave messages and many wish granting areas too. The temple complex has a lot to explore including a gigantic chess set, statues of eighteen arhats and animals. A trek uphill will provide you a great view of the surrounding limestone hills.

     Highlights:
    There are a large number of golden Buddha statues of all sizes. When the natural sunlight falls on them, they shine and shimmer providing a majestic view.

     Location: The temple is located at the side of a limestone hill at Gunung Rapat.

    Timing: N/A

    Price: N/A


  • 08 Ling Sen Tong Temple

    Ling Sen Tong Temple
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    Located at the bottom of a limestone hill in Ipoh, Ling Sen Tong temple is a magnificent Taoist cave temple. Decorated with various statues of deities, animals and other Chinese folklore characters amidst the stalagmites and stalactites, this temple boasts of a majestic structure. It has a number of praying alters scattered all over the temple complex. On the main front roof of the temple, you can see the statues of four heavenly kings. The whole temple complex exudes an aura of serenity and devotion.



     Highlights: Follow the path that leads you to a picturesque garden with a beautiful pond at the centre. Beautiful and majestic dragons adorn the temple. From the top of the roof you can enjoy the   surrounding beauty.

     Location: The temple is located on the southern edge of Ipoh near Nam Thean Tong and Sam Poh Tong.

     Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

      Price: N/A


  • 09 D.R. Seenivasagam Park

    If you want to spend a with your family in a fresh and tranquil environment surrounded by the lush greenery and enjoying recreational facilities throughout the day, there is no place better than the D.R. Seenivasagam Park. Named after a well known politician, the park was built in 1960. The park consists of bike park, nursery, children play area, Japanese Zen garden, lake, beautiful shelters for picnic and the renowned Ipoh tree. There are several other amusement and recreational facility in the park which you can enjoy with your family.


    Highlights: The Japanese Zen Garden is one of the important features of the park with an artificial carp pond. You can also try bike riding at the bike part. If you do not have your own bike, you can rent bikes at a nominal rate.

     Location: The Park is located in the centre of Ipoh city.

    Timing: N/A

    Price: N/A



  • 10 Movie Animation Park Studios

    Movie Animation Park Studios
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    Movie Animation Park Studios is the First Animation Theme Park of Asia which was built at a Price of RM 520. It is sited as the most entertaining and exciting destination for people irrespective of the age group.

    Highlights:
    With 6 thematic zones and 40 attractions, Movie Animation Park Studios is an indoor park. It is fully air conditioned or under covered, thereby shielding the guests from the hot, humid and wet weather of Malaysia. The park features the Malaysia’s tallest drop tower along with a thrilling and a fun packed live car stunt show. There are also a number of beverage and food stalls and retail outlets spread across the 52 acre site. One significant highlight of the park is the appearance of Smurfs. Smurfs have been around for past 57 years and will be a part of the Movie Animation Park Studios in the merchandising, shows and Priceumes characters.

    Location: Movie Animation Park Studios is located at 3, Jalan Meru Impian 4, Halaman Meru Impian, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

    Price:
    Adult: RM 155.00
    Child: RM 125.00

    Timings:
    Weekdays: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    On weekends as well as public holidays: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    The park remains closed on Wednesday.


  • 11 Funtasy House Trick Art

    Funtasy House Trick Art
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    Funtasy House is an amazing trick art gallery in Ipoh, featuring a number of 3D murals and drawings. The gallery was opened in November 2015 and consists of twenty 3D exhibits to create visual illusion for fun and fantasy. The gallery is still a work in progress but draws a lot of visitors. The gallery is designed by nine artists who collaborated together to bring to life these amazing trick arts. There are friendly guides who will take you through each exhibit and help you in clicking your photos.

    Highlights: A great place to enjoy with your family and friends and to click a lot of photographs to post on your social networking sites.

    Location: The Trick Art Gallery is located at the centre of Old Town at Jalan Pasar.

    Timing: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

    Price: RM 19 for adults and RM 10 for children and senior citizens.


  • 12 Temples

    Temples
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    Temples are aplenty in ipoh. Ipoh’s Cave Temples are one of the prime tourist spots. They convey the cultural background of Malaysia and depict their traditional customs. There are four major cave temples in the city namely Kek Lok Tong, Perak Tong, Sam Poh tong and Ling Sen Tong.



    Highlights: The kek Lok Tong is the newest among all and is unique from the others because of its golden statues and tiny ponds strewn around the caves. One of the greatest temples is the Perak Tong, built by a Chinese Monk in 1926. There are 40 Buddha statues inside the temple, one of which is scaling up to 12.8 metre high. Try desserts, and white coffee which is a speciality of Malay at the temple stalls.

    Location: Ipoh

    Hours: Everyday between 9 amd to 6 pm

    Price: starts at 1.5 RM


  • 13 Gua Tempurung

    Gua Tempurung
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    The Gua Tempurung cave is one of the attractions that let tourists dive into the deeper and darker mysteries of the past. Covering a total length of about 4.5 Km, the cave is one of the longest in Malaysian Peninsula. Here you can find three huge chambers as well as magnificent structures of stalagmites and stalactites.

      Other attractions include the underground stream and waterfalls. Made of five large and very ancient dooms, it is an astonishing exhibit of beautiful natural rock formations.


     

     Highlights: The four tours namely, Golden Flowstone, Top of The World, Top of The World & Short River Adventure and Grand Tour. Each of these tours has specific requirements, so make sure that   you  have prepared for them well in advance.

     Location: The cave is located in Gopeng and is 24 Km from Ipoh.

     Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

      Price: Fees depends upon the type of tour.


  • 14 Geological Museum

    Geological Museum
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    Established in 1957, the Geological Museum in Ipoh has exhibits which display more than six hundred mineral and 150 rock specimens and more than two hundred gemstones. The museum also has exhibits to display more than 200 fossils. Spread across an area of 343 square meters, the museum is neatly divided in 7 different zones, which covers the history as well as the geological heritages of the country.

     The first zone has displays related to the history of the museum and earth as well as murals depicting geological structures. Going ahead you can see amazing displays of dinosaur fossils, crystals and minerals. You will also find exhibits showcasing mining activities.

     

     Highlights: You can get a tour guide who can take you through each zones and inform you about each and every specimen and exhibits in detail.

     Location: Along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.

    Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

     Price: N/A


  • 15 Lost world of Tambun

    Lost world of Tambun
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    If you are looking for a wholesome family adventure and thrill experience, a visit to the Lost World of Tambun is a must. Surrounded by picturesque landscape and full of enthralling rides and other attractions, this theme park provides complete travel package to the tourists. The park consists of a water park, tiger valley, amusement park, Lost World Petting Zoo and Lost World Hot Springs. Located close to the park is The Lost World Hotel, which offers you luxury accommodation.



    Highlights: Enjoy at the River and Beach Garden at the water park featuring high rising twin waterfalls and Jungle Wave Bay. Another highlight is The Lost World Hot Spring & Spa where the pool draws water from the natural sources.

    Location: The Park is located at the centre of Ipoh and is 20 minutes drive away from Ipoh Railway Station.

    Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Price: 42 MYR


  • 16 KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple

    KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple
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    An attractive tourist spot in Ipoh is the Kek Lok Cave Temple which sits elegantly on a picturesque site that stretches to 12 acres. It has almost a century’s history of worship. The temple resides in a vast cave with interesting limestone structures. At the heart of the temple is an altar with a number of Buddhist figures and figures of Chinese pantheon deities. The cave was a part of a mining site and you can still see iron within the limestone. The landscape also features a jogging path around two beautiful lakes.

     

    Highlights: Inside the temple, go to the Zen Garden, a place of amazing view and tranquillity. Take a walk on the reflexology footpath, which is one of the longest in the city.

     Location: The temple is located 5 Km from south of Ipoh, within the area of Gunung Rapat.

     Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm

     Price: N/A


  • 17 Ipoh World

    Ipoh World
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    If you are travelling to Ipoh and want to better understand the town its heritage and its social history, there is no better starting place other than the Ipoh World. A not for profit organization started in 2004, Ipoh World aims to promote the rich heritage of Perek, keeping the Ipoh and Kinta Valley at the centre.

    Since its inception, the organization has produced and ran a number of exhibitions to promote awareness the rich legacy. Their first public exhibition was titled “The Story of Ipoh: From Feet to Flight”, in the year 2006.



    Highlights: Book a special tour to Han Chin Pet Soo Museum, which tells in great details about the life of Hakka miners, who migrated from China to Ipoh. The exhibition provides useful information about the life of early Chinese people in Ipoh.

    Location: The Ipoh World is located at Jalan Bijeh Timah.


  • 18 Art of Oldtown

    Art of Oldtown
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    Ipoh is a town of history and heritage. To celebrate this history and heritage, Oldtown White Coffee, a premiere white coffee manufacturer in Malaysia has collaborated with the celebrated Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic to paint eight art murals on the walls located in the vicinity of the centre of Ipoh, most lovingly known as the Old Town. You can cover the eight murals by taking a half hour walking tour around the streets. OldTown White Coffee also provides an official map, where you can find the details of all the murals.



     Highlights: Enjoy the quaint beauty of Old Town and learn more about the heritage and history of the place while taking a walking tour to discover all the murals.

     Location: The murals can be found on taking the Jalan Dato Maharajalela, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Jalan Panglima, Jalan Bijeh Timah and Jalan Bandar Timah roads.

     Timing: N/A

     Price: N/A


  • 19 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village

    Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village
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    It is one of the finest and latest tourist attractions in ipoh. The words Qing Xin Ling means serene hills. At a very minimal cost, you will be transported to a different planet to discover. The Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village is set in a location captivated by stunning landscapes of mountains and jungles. There are lakes and fish ponds by the cottages and different fun activities for the tourists here. This location is a perfect family outing set up.



    Highlights: Bycycle and trishaw rides around the cultural village, Ba zhi (Chinese fortune telling),

    Fish feeding; Vintage stalls and museums, a chance to go through the ancient tradition of the malay heritage; open cooking counter stalls, nature walk in the jungle; heart-warming sit outs at the pandok (summerhouses); cave exploration and trekking up the hill.

    Location: Ipoh

    Price: Starts at 4.00 RM

    Best Season:
    Sep – Feb Hours: 9 – 6 pm


  • 20 Ipoh Railway Station

    Ipoh Railway Station
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    Ipoh railway station is a great example of the beautiful colonial era building with Moorish and Victorian Style architecture. The massive white washed building exudes a regal aura. Before the twentieth century the building was used as a hospital. The building was constructed and designed as a railway station by Arthur Benison Hubback. In 1935 the station was officially open for use. The Ipoh Railway Station is lovingly called the Taj Mahal of Ipoh by the local residents of the town. The architecture of the building indeed has some of the features of Mughal architecture.


     Highlights: Hang out at the park surrounding the Rhythmic Water Fountain and enjoy the stunning colourful fountain at night. Within the complex, you can find the Majestic Station Hotel, which is a great   place to stay for travellers.

     Location: The Ipoh railway station is located on the south-west of Ipoh.


  • 21 Han Chin Pet Soo Museum

    Han Chin Pet Soo Museum
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    The country’s first Hakka Tin mining Museum, Han Chin Pet Soo Museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ipoh. The entry to the museum is only allowed to the club members and their guests and the tour appointments can be made online. The museum exhibits the highlights of tin mining process of the early days. It also tells about the unethical activities of the club members in the past named as Four Evils that enticed the Hakka miners. The exhibits also tell in detail about the journey of Hakka people from China to Ipoh.

     

     Highlights: The backyard which is now the town square is a great place for clicking photographs. The exhibitions that explain the early history of immigrated Chinese people to the city.

     Location: The museum is located on the border of Ipoh's Old Town near Kinta River.

     Timings: 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

      Price: N/A


  • 22 Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

    Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
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    A famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapa, Sam Poh Tong Cave is an inspiring work of art and is believed to be the largest cave temple of the country. Set amidst the scenic beauty, the temple consists of numerous Buddha statues and figures of other deities scattered all over the cave among the limestone formation.

     The front of the temple is adorned with a beautiful garden surrounding a pond. The garden itself is beautifully decorated with pagodas and stone lanterns.

     

    Highlights: A pathway behind the main altar takes you to the turtle pond. The locals believe that releasing tortoises in the pond will harmonize their karma. There are five species of turtles in the pond.

    Location: The temple is located in Gunung Rapat, five kilometres south of Ipoh. You can take a bus from Ipoh bus station to reach the temple.

    Timing: 9:30 am - 04:00 pm

    Price: N/A


  • Nearby Getaways from Ipoh
  • 01 Kuala Lumpur

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    Just think of a city with skyline perforated by campaniles, skyscrapers, Mogul styled domes? Now, think of one with leafy canopy of banyan trees and streets lined with food vendors? Finally, merge the two – that’s Kuala Lumpur for you.  

    The KLites of today are segregated by a smattering generation of the Malay Tin and Chinese explorers who established the city chiseling it out of the virgin jungle. By the late 19th century, British finally entered the capital of Peninsular Malaysia and went ahead erecting grand colonial buildings everywhere in the country. Kuala Lumpur had then been in existence for only a couple of decades then hence it couldn’t do much. Ever since then, the city has witnessed multiple history-defining moments for Malaysia. In the year 1957, it was at the Stadium Merdeka that the first prime ministers of Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman imprinted his first 7 time in the air and declared independence for the country.  

    A quintessential part of the flamboyant mix is the incense arched, beautifully embellished temples and mosques of the different Indian, Chinese and Malay communities. This veneration to the ancient cultures is well equated with the co-existing modern contemporary world. It is an appetite that is visible in Malaysia’s contemporary design, art and architecture. Further, the enthusiastic cutting-edge architecture and the riverbank-regeneration project once finalized the new Merdeka PNB 118 tower, will be towering the iconic Petronas Towers.

    Go ahead and play a holiday in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 02 Langkawi

  • 03 Penang

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    Penang is an island state in Malaysia on the northwest coast of peninsula of Malaysia. It is divided into Penang island and George town. You can visit the sandy villages, fruit orchards, nearby small Malay villages, and go sightseeing tourist places on the Penang island. Monsoons in Penang are wet with thunderstorms; January and February are dry and humid. For the rest of the year the climate is mostly humid. You can visit this island during summer, if you want to experience some sun and sand. There are temples, gardens, war sites from Second World War, farms, heritage sites, beaches, adventure, outdoors, and water sports activities available at Penang and nearby places.

    You can enjoy your holidays at Penang sightseeing, snorkelling, camping, cycling, golfing, trekking in jungles, shopping at plazas and local markets, and gorging on the local ethnic food. Enjoy the mountain farms, visiting fishing villages, and the diverse and cosmopolitan culture of Penang. You will enjoy the desserts, drinks, snacks, and local cuisine of Penang that is exotic and unique compared to most of the oriental platters. This island has locals of many Asian races and ethnicities. This is one island where you can find things to do if you are looking at sightseeing, adventure, and night-life.