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20 Best Places to Visit in Ipoh

 
  • 01Ipoh 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.
  • 02KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple

    Image Credit : Wohin Auswandern- flickr
    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.

     

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    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
  • 03Lost 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
  • 04Visit 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.

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    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
  • 05Sam 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.

     

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    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
  • 06D.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

  • 07Han 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
  • 08Visit Kellie’s Castle

    Sitting atop a hill which was a rubber estate earlier, the Kellie’s Castle was built by William Kellie Smith, who wanted his home in Malaysia to be just like his home in Scotland. Set amidst the lush greenery, the ruins of this huge castle exudes an aura of mystery and believed to be haunted. The castle also believed to have several hidden rooms, passages and underground tunnels. Today the castle is a popular tourist attraction in Ipoh. The construction was halted because of Kellie’s death. It also houses a statue of William Kellie Smith in white suit and hat.


    Highlights: Revisit the history at Kellie’s Castle with its plaster ceilings from seventeenth century, high quality royal furniture, Victorian gardens with beautiful roses, Hew Lorimer sculpture exhibit, mural by Phoebe Anna Traquair and woodland walks.

    Location: The Castle is located near Batu Gajah.

    Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

     Price: N/A
  • 09Ling 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.

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     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
  • 10Kwan 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.

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    Price: N/A
  • 11Geological 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.

     

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     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
  • 12Ipoh 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.
  • 13Birch Memorial Clock Tower

    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
  • 14Gua Tempurung

    Image Credit :  Nazir Amin
    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.
  • 15Gunung Lang Recreational Park

    Gunung Lang Recreational Park is set amidst the breathtaking view of the limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike. It is one of the most scenic spots in Ipoh. The park covers a long area of 30.35 hectares, almost half of which consists of lake. To reach the park you have to take a short boat-ride through the lake, amidst the natural beauty. The park consists of well manicured gardens, a tower which provides the landscape view of the park, gazebos, mini-zoo, campsites and children play grounds.

    Highlights:
    One of the main attractions of the Park is the artificial waterfall on top of a limestone hill.

    Location: The Park is located only 5 KM away from Ipoh town and 3.6 KM from the Ipoh railway station.

    Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm

    Price: Boat ride fee is RM 3 for adults and RM 1.5 for children and senior citizens.

  • 16Funtasy 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.
  • 17Art 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

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  • 18Lang Mountain

    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
  • 19The 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.
  • 20The Pomelo - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

    The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is known for its gorgeous villas, unique dine in option amidst the picturesque surrounding and its wine cellar set within an ancient limestone cave. In harmony with its wellness philosophy, the Pomelo Restaurant in the retreat offers healthy yet flavourful delicacies. The ingredients are fresh and procured locally and cooked in a gentle way to maintain the healthy nutrients. The open wall restaurant allows you to enjoy your meal with the beautiful view. Sit amidst the beautiful view of lush greenery and mountain slope while enjoy one of many refreshing juices from the menu or wine.

    Location: It is located in the The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat just 15 minutes drive from Ipoh City.

    Best Known For: It is best known for offering healthy and wholesome meals. The chef is more than happy to customize the meal according to your needs.

    Average price for Two: RM 300