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Written by Swathi on July 14, 2020 Share on

Best Places to Visit in Ipoh- An Unmissable Gem in Malaysia

When you think about the best places to visit in Malaysia, the first set of places that pop up in your mind are Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Borneo and the like. If you are planning a visit to Malaysia, make sure you add Ipoh as a must-visit place in your itinerary. This unexplored gem serves as the gateway to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Ipoh is located towards the Northwest of Malaysia is the capital city of Perak. If you are someone who likes experiencing the local culture, Ipoh is your calling. We at Pickyourtrail have prepared a detailed list of the best places to visit in Ipoh for your easy reference. Read on to know more!

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Best places to visit in Ipoh

  1. Han Chin Pet Soo Museum
  2. Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
  3. Lost World of Tambun
  4. Lang Mountain
  5. Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
  6. The Kinta Riverfront Walk
  7. Birch Memorial Clock Tower
  8. Funtasy House Trick Art

1. Han Chin Pet Soo Museum

Han Chin Pet Soo Museum is Malaysia’s very first tin mining museum. The city of Ipoh is known for this museum making it one of the best places to visit in Ipoh. Keep in mind that entry is allowed only for the members of the club and those who they invite as guests. To avail this offer, you will have to book your appointment online in advance to visit the museum. You will be able to witness exhibits which will show you how the tin mining process worked in the past. If you are lucky, you might even come across unsaid secrets about the club members and the Hakka people.

  • Location: Ipoh Old Town border near Kinta River
  • Timings: 09:30 am – 03:30 pm
  • Price: Nil- You have to book your appointment as a guest with the club members.

Also read: Things to Do in Ipoh

2. Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ipoh. The village itself will transport you to paradise as the surroundings are that scenic! Quaint little cottages in the midst of ponds and a backdrop of serene hills, do you need more? Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village is located in the middle of a jungle where you can also indulge in cave exploration. Make sure you visit the museums and stalls selling seafood or just go for a leisurely walk amidst the jungle. It is the best place to visit in Ipoh if you are planning a family vacation.

  • Location: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5a, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 09:00 am- 06:00 pm
  • Price: Starting from RM 4

3. Lost World of Tambun

This is an ecological theme park and makes its way to the top of the list of best places to visit in Ipoh. Lost World of Tambun is located in the outskirts of Ipoh in the midst of hot springs. The history of this amusement park dates back to about 400 years ago when the entire place was a tin-mining wasteland. The beautiful surrounding of the jungle and hot springs will be the perfect break for you after round of adrenaline-filled rides. You can also take up some relaxing spa and massage therapies at the hot springs of Lost World of Tambun.

Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh
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  • Location: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: Weekdays: 11:00 am – 06:00 pm and Weekends: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Price:
    Adults: RM 70 (For Non-Malaysians RM 100)
    Children (below 12 years of age): RM 62 (For Non-Malaysians RM 93)
    Seniors (age 60+): RM 62 (For Non-Malaysians RM 93)
    Kids below 90 centimetres height: Free entry

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4. Lang Mountain

Alpine and mountainous regions are major attractions wherever you go. The same is the case when you visit Lang Mountain in Ipoh. Malaysia is blessed with rich limestone hills and you will witness the same against the backdrop of the Lang Mountain. Hold your breath as you witness abundant greenery and a picturesque lake amidst the mountain. There is also a recreational park located in the vicinity where you will witness exotic flora and fauna. What makes it unique and one of the best places to visit in Ipoh? Well, a scenic boat ride over the lake and a leisurely stroll in the park is all it takes to feel rejuvenated and the Lang Mountain does just that!

  • Location: It is located along the North-South Highway in Jalan Kuala Kangsar.
  • Timing: 08:00 am – 06:30 pm
  • Price: Nil

Also read: Skytrail Jungle Trek – Hiking through the Highest Mountain Range

5. Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

Say Ipoh, say cave temples! Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is the largest cave temple in Malaysia. You will find a number of Buddha statues and other figurines of deities all around the limestone cave formation. The unparalleled beauty of the cave temple can be seen in the pond and an ornamental garden would be situated in front of it. A noteworthy highlight that you should look out for in this cave temple is the turtle pond. This turtle pond is said to harmonise people’s Karma and sees a lot of visitors due to this reason. Look forward to a spiritual rejuvenation when you visit Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple.

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
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  • Location: Located five kilometres to the south of Ipoh, the temple is in Gunung Rapat.
  • Timings: 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
  • Price: Nil

6. The Kinta Riverfront Walk

A stroll along a riverfront is always alluring. The Kinta Riverfront Walk is a picture-perfect location after the sun has set to go for a leisurely walk because the boulevards along with the numerous neon lights give a wonderous vibe to the entire place. The river flowing alongside the walk will act as the perfect reflection of the lights and is one of the best places to visit in Ipoh if you would like to “pop the question.” You can visit a number of local restaurants and cafes along the Kinta Riverfront Walk and grab a bite before heading back to your hotel. You will surely enjoy this experience especially if you are with your better half on your honeymoon.

  • Location: Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: Open 24 hours
  • Price: Nil

Also read: Things to Do in Perak

7. Birch Memorial Clock Tower

Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a magnificent structure which dates back to the early 1900s. It is a tall black and white structure and was built in memory of J.W.W Birch who was the first resident of Ipoh. The crest of the tower is lined with figurines depicting the virtues that the British government followed. Beneath these figures, you will be able to see murals of iconic figures who have contributed immensely to the world. They include figures of Buddha, Darwin and Shakespeare to mention a few. This is one of the most Instagrammed locations and is definitely among the best places to visit in Ipoh.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower
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  • Location: The clock tower is centrally located about half a kilometre away from the Ipoh Railway Station
  • Timings: Open 24 hours
  • Price: Nil

8. Funtasy House Trick Art

Funtasy House Trick Art in Ipoh is very similar to the Trick Eye Museum in Singapore. It is a coming of age art gallery with 3D new release and exhibits. Inaugurated in 2015, the gallery is still undergoing development to become a world-class trick art gallery. Even then, Funtasy House Trick Art sees a lot of visitors. If you are a social media junkie, this is the best place to visit in Ipoh. Make sure you take the help of a guide at the gallery to click some quirky photos with your loved ones.

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  • Location: 16, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 08:00 pm.
  • Price: 
    Adults– RM 19
    Children and Senior Citizens– RM 10

Do you need more reasons to visit to Ipoh? It offers everything to you in a nutshell and you are sure to have the best vacation if you add Ipoh as part of your Malaysia tour package. Speaking of that, have you started planning your vacation yet? If not, you can count on Pickyourtrail to craft the itinerary as per your interests. Should you require more assistance in customising your itinerary, you can leave WhatsApp message right here. For further details, you can download the Pickyourtrail App for Android or iOS. Happy holidaying!

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