ATTRACTIONS IN IPOH
CHIN'S POMELO FARM
Besides being able to pick your own pomelos, you'll also learn more about the organic planting process and visit the night markets.
KEK LOK TONG TEMPLE
Discover one of the most spectacular cave temples in Ipoh, with an impressive display of artworks and bronze Buddha sculptures.
BIRCH MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER
Besides being a memorial for James Wheeler Woodford Birch, this century-old landmark also marks a part of Perak's history.
IPOH RAILWAY STATION
Known as the 'Taj Mahal of Ipoh', this railway station started its life as a hospital in the early 1900s, and today it connects the state to the rest of Malaysia through its railway network.
IPOH HERITAGE TRAIL
Go on a journey through the city's 27 more popular sites such as the Perak Library and Town Hall, and do it on your own pace as well.
OLD TOWN IPOH
You'll find a host of interesting things in this colonial quarter, some of which are artwork, tasty food and boutiques.
Want to take a trip back to 250 million years ago? Then take a guided tour in the largest cave of Peninsular Malaysia and discover some of the best things nature has to offer.
If you're not taken by the interesting story behind this small castle, then perhaps you can admire the building skills of a civil engineer from the early 20th century.
Besides Ipoh, visitors can head on to Taiping Town, with interesting places such as firefly sanctuaries in Kampung Dew and mangrove forests at the Matang Reserve.
IPOH MURAL ART TRAIL
Following on from the success of street art in Penang, Melaka and elsewhere in Malaysia, the city of Ipoh commissioned talented Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic to produce a series of murals with sponsorship from Oldtown White Coffee. His art has transformed scruffy shophouse walls into works of art, some of which use props to give a 3D effect. His work is of a transient nature (like famous British artist Banksy) and the damp mould stains on the walls caused by Malaysia's humid climate will eventually efface his work so go and see it while you can!