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  • The state capital and charming city of Perak with lovely surroundings and excellent location has a lot more to explore. It is one of the upcoming tourist destinations in Malaysia. The places here are easily accessible by foot and Ipoh white coffee is a must try for any coffee lover. One can visit any time they want as the climate is constant throughout the year. There are many Ipoh resorts, which are the perfect place for some relaxing time.

    The property is surrounded by the beautiful lake and away from the crowded city; hence you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. For the relaxation and entertainment, you can enjoy tennis, jogging, cycling and swimming. It is a perfect resort for a family getaway.

    It offers a quality accommodation, great service with excellent location, just 20minutes away from the airport. Pool side restaurant offers both local and western cuisines with beautiful scenery. Bedrooms are spacious with all the modern amenities.

    Here are some of  the best Ipoh Resorts:

  • 01The Haven Luxury Resort

    Encircled with limestone outcrops and natural lake the Haven Luxury Resort is located in a dream like location. Based at only 25 minute driving distance from the Ipoh Bus terminal as well as the Sultan Azian Shah Airport, the beautiful resort is one of the best abode for the travellers boosted with brilliant scenery, excellent facilities, wonderful staff and charming ambience. The rooms are tastefully designed with sober artefacts, classic furniture and modern interior designs that provides a luxurious soberness in the ambience. Each room has seating area and private balcony to enjoy the surroundings in the best way possible. The large outdoor pool with jets is one of premier attraction. Kid’s room and jogging track is also available. The buffet restaurant provides both local and western cuisine.

    Location: 25 minute drive from Sultan Azian Shah Airport

    Activities and Amenities: Squash, Fitness Center, Kids playroom

    Price: 608RM to 832RM approximately.
  • 02The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

    To experience the exciting look of nature with geothermal hot springs and naturally heating swimming pool, the best destination undoubtedly, is The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. But this does not end the excitement for the guests as in the backdrop of limestone hills, this retreat provides steam cave and ice baths which altogether provides a completely refreshing and wellness retreat. There are 25 villas in the retreat and all are equipped with private pool, outdoor tub, butler services and exclusive in house spa treatments. Apart from these the guest can also enjoy the ayurvedic therapies and the exclusive Malay ones in spa centre. The restaurant Pomelo serves delightful healthy and organic cuisine.

     Location: 15 minute drive from Ipoh city 





     Activities and Amenities: Spa, Fitness Center, Library, Hot tub, Sauna

    Price: 1194RM to 1841RM approximately.
  • 03Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort

    Away from the city bustle, the Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort is an excellent location to enjoy some relaxing time in the midst of nature. Based in Batu Gajah this is a golf resort of 8.2km area. The location of the resort is splendid with the same being based with 20km of Aeon Station. The chalets are beautifully designed with traditional furniture with a modern touch to it. Almost all amenities are available in these chalets. Classically designed every chalet has a private balcony with majority facing the lake. Tennis, badminton, jogging, cycling and even swimming can be done by guests for entertainment and relaxation. The in house restaurant is equally ethnic and skilfully designed and it serves both local and western dishes. It’s a perfect place to enjoy some peaceful and harmonious holiday time in the bliss of nature

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     Location: Batu Gajah, Perak

    Activities and Amenities: Swimming pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Court

     Price: 127RM to 224RM approximately.
  • 04Meru Valley Golf & Country Club

    Located at a distance of only 10 minutes from the heart of Ipoh city, Meru Valley Golf & Country Club is a residential golf resort with the backdrop of international championship course. The club house and resort is a perfect blend of casual informality and elegance in every sense so as to serve as an ideal location for both pleasure and entertainment. One can enjoy several activities and fun filled game here to entertain them. The list involves tennis court, gymnasium, basketball, children play and many others. With a amiable setting the in house restaurant provides delicious meals of both local and western kinds. There is a terrace grocery and cafe store which can also be explored by the visiting guests.

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     Location: 10 minutes from Ipoh city

     Activities and Amenities: Swimming pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Court, Kids play area

     Price: Not disclosed
  • 05My Gopeng Resort

    The eco green project My Gopeng Resort bears the tagline “No noise, no stress”. Indeed it is true that the beautiful Resort in the popular Gopeng area, shares a peacefulness and calmness that feels every mind with immense pleasure and satisfaction. Comfortable guestrooms and arrangements for all necessary amenities make it all the more attractive for the guest visiting the city. One can drift to sleep with the pleasant tunes of nature singing lullaby or wake up in the morning experiencing the eye soothing views of nature. It’s a 10 acres property amidst natural surrounding with chalets perfectly located to enjoy the most of Nature. All kinds of adventurous activities like caving, rope course, and summit climb all can be arranged from here.

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     Location: Kampung, Genunton


    Activities and Amenities: Swimming pool, Fitness Center, Kids play area


     Price: 318RM to 341RM approximately.
  • 06Lost World Hotel

    Based at a distance of 20 minutes driving distance from Ipoh Railway station this beautiful resort is located in the midst of the greenery of Tambun. The beautiful offers designer rooms made beautiful with neutral colours and contemporary furniture’s to provide a modern and chic ambience. Almost all the rooms have garden view which makes it closer to nature. The rooms are equipped with all modern amenities and facilities for ultimate comfort. The greatest attraction of housing in Lost world is that it has direct access to the theme park and the Lost world Hot Springs. There is a spa and infinity pool which interests the guests hugely. The location of the hotel is too good where the same is based close to Ipoh Parade Trade centre and SamPoh Tong Cave.





    Location: Sunway City, Ipoh


    Activities and Amenities: Hot Spring bath


     Price: 179RM to 365RM approximately.

  • 07Ipoh Bali Hotel

    Often denoted as Paradise in the city, Ipoh Bali Hotel is a package of complete charm, hospitality and supreme comfort. Ethically designed with designer hardwood furniture and stylish decor, every room and its interior steal the heart of the onlookers. Neutral colours and significant lighting is the essence of the decor here. The rooms have all amenities and facilities pertaining to the comfort of the guests. Each room has air conditioner, private bath area, flat screen TV and set of satellite channels. Few distinctive rooms are also designed with in room seating areas. Free parking and free wifi is available within the hotel. Breakfast is served within each room. There is spa centre within the hotel which deals with elaborate spa therapies.





     Location: Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Ipoh


     Activities and Amenities: Spa, Message, Bicycle rental



     Price: 179RM to 365RM approximately.
  • 08Hotel Station 18

    If the preference is simple and neat accommodation with less ornamental value addition then the ideal location is Hotel Station 18 at Ipoh. Simply designed with bright and prominent colours and distinctive artefacts are the essence of the beautiful hotel. The location of the hotel is the best since it is only at a 5 minutes distance from AEON Shopping Mall. The TESCO hypermarket is also quite close. The rooms at Hotel station are well decorated and brilliantly designed with amenities and facilities to suit the comfort of the guests. Laundry services, car rental services and touring desk is present in the hotel. The in house restaurant is famous for its delicious dishes pertaining to both local and international variety.


     



     Location: Medan Stesan, Ipoh



     Price: 51RM to 76RM approximately.
  • 09M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

    Based at a 10 mins distance from Ipoh this hotel is beautifully located with many prominent locations based close by like the Sam Poh Tong Temple at 15 minutes driving distance and Lost World of Tambun at 20 minutes. The designs and architecture of the hotel is equally eye catching with exposed brick walls and decent art work. The rooms have all the necessary facilities and amenities that make it more comfortable. Every room posses a mini bar, a electric kettle, TV, Safe and private shower area. A distinctive addition to the charm of the hotel is the lifestyle item selling shop which has quite a huge collection and a must visit for all the shopaholics. Parking is free in the hotel. Restaurant services are also available here.






    Location: Hala Datuk, Ipoh



     Activities and Amenities: Fitness centre.



     Price: 187RM to 261RM approximately.
  • 10Ritz Garden Hotel

    Based along Jalan Yang Kalsom, the beautiful upscale hotel is based at a distance of only 15 minutes walk from Ipoh Signature restaurant Chicken Rice and Noodle. Also being close to Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall, this beautiful hotel has the key benefit of being close to all prominent location. With excellent architecture the rooms of the hotel is best equipped with all necessary and important amenities to ensure the comfort of the guests. For the fitness lovers, the hotel has a elaborate gymnasium with all modern accessories to provide a good work out session for the guests. Other activities like Karaoke; billiards etc can also be enjoyed here. Ritz Recipe, the Chinese restaurant provides good Chinese and western cuisine.





     Location: 2km from Ipoh Train station



     Activities and Amenities: Spa, Message, Billiards, sauna



    Price: 88RM to 190RM approximately.

Attractions

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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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
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Han Chin Pet Soo Museum

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
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Ipoh Railway Station

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.
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Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village

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
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Art of Oldtown

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
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Ipoh World

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.
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KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple

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
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Lost world of Tambun

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
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Geological Museum

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
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Gua Tempurung

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.
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Temples

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
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Funtasy House Trick Art

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.
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Movie Animation Park Studios

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.
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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

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Ling Sen Tong Temple

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
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Kwan Yin Tong Temple

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

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