Places to visit in Ipoh range from vibrant and lively market lanes to ancient cave temples. Ipoh is the capital city of Perak state of Malaysia, and is located at a distance of 197 km from the national capital, Kuala Lumpur. Ipoh is also popularly known as a ‘Gateway to the Cameron Highlands’ which is a serene hill station with numerous tourist attractions. The city is dotted with attractions that offer a unique travel experience to the visitors and is famous as a historic city since it was once the center of the world’s tin industry.
If you are enthusiastic about history, culture and architecture, this city is sure to fascinate you with so many places to explore. Besides, Ipoh is also emerging as a popular choice among foodies due to the wide range of appetizing street food options from Chinese and Malaysian cuisines available here.
The factor that makes it so popular among tourists is the variety of tourist places in Ipoh. One of the main factors the popularity of this city is owed to is the presence of ancient cave temples namely Kek Lok Cave Temple, Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple and Perak Cave Temple, adorned by beautiful statues of Lord Buddha and Chinese calligraphy. Besides these, there are other religious places and monuments in Ipoh that make it more significant. Ipoh is also an ideal destination for an art enthusiast, for it houses a range of museums and art galleries.
Moreover, the striking street art in the old town area are worth capturing in your camera. Ipoh is famous for its rich history, and the best places to take a peek into the history of this city are Ipoh Town Hall and Post Office, Ho Yan Hor Museum and Ipoh Railway Station. Places like Lost World of Tambun and Gunung Lang Recreational Park are the ideal for recreation and activities in Ipoh.