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Best things to do in Ipoh

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“The largest mall of its kind in the historic town of Ipoh. A retail destination and a tourist attraction, many have come to visit the mall and marvel over its unique outdoor LED entrance, officially listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Biggest Outdoor LED Advertising Screen”. Home to a few exclusive labels that are not found elsewhere in the state of Perak, Ipoh Parade is also doubtlessly the entertainment nucleus of Ipoh with its karaoke booths, bowling alleys, laser tag centres, and GSC cineplex (the largest in Perak) that includes a MAXX theatre. With 215 retail units and a nett leasable are of 620,861 sq. ft., Ipoh Parade is able to host a multitude of large-scale events in a”
13 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapat, about 5km south of Ipoh. It is said to be the biggest cave temple in the country, and is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites. The present temple facade dates back to the 1950s and a stiff climb of 246 steps will lead you to an open cave with an excellent view of Ipoh and its surroundings. Other attractions at the temple include a beautiful Japanese pond full of Japanese carps and tortoises, which are a symbols of longevity. Within the temple, visitors can discover the artistic works of man and nature. History and Nature Is Preserved in Sam Poh Tong Caves.”
10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Natural area combining culture & art displays with recreational activities such as hikes & biking.”
9 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Gunung Lang Recreational Park, located off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (formerly Kuala Kangsar Road), Covering an area of 30.35 hectares out of which 14.16 hectares consists of the lake, the park is divided into two sections. It is developed around a scenic backdrop of limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike. The main are the man-made cascading waterfall atop a limestone hill, a 2km broadwalk over the swamp and lookout towers. There are also facilities like a children’s playground, campsite, mini zoo, a prayer room and washrooms. In order to reach there, one must pay RM3 (adult) / RM1.50 (Senior Citizen) for a boat ride from the jetty.”
9 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You get right about everything from Movie theater, clothes, shoes, supermarket, restaurants, fast food......etc. Only a 4 mins drive or 12 mins walk to Aeon from Rumah Lapanbelas.”
7 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Another place where Ipoh must go spot. It has become like a staple food for people to come and try.”
11 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“One of the best place for worship and enjoy the natural beauty of cave with limestone. ”
13 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“An old and heritage streets of Ipoh. Feel the Chinese ambient and the random wall mural arts are good photo opportunities.”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located at AEON Station18 is huge shopping centre in this area, parking is free in an hour. 5 minutes distance away from homestay Tiara Lake Park.”
7 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Movie Animation Park Studios or MAPS Ipoh is a new addition to Malaysia’s growing list of theme parks. It is said to be Asia’s first animation theme park and is located in Ipoh, Perak. It features Malaysian animated characters like BoBoiBoy as well as international characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Croods, Megamind, the Smurfs and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The park soft-opened in June 2017. One of the park’s 6 themed zones, the Dream Zone, is still undergoing testing and is not yet open to the public. Expected completion is late 2017.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular coffee shop at Ipoh Old Town. The customer crave for their freshly baked egg tarts, dim sum, white coffee, toasted bread with home made kaya and char koay teow. Portion served are generous and the price is reasonable as well. An ideal place for morning breakfast. Popular among the locals.”
10 locals recommend
Store
“Known for the finest soy bean produce, you can see cars parking and flocks of customer sitting by the roadside enjoying their bowl of Tau Fu Fah and their cold glass of fresh pressed soy bean drink!”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Euro house is a kitchen and bar, their foods and environment are really nice, highly recommended.”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A back to nature getaway and bonding for today's folks, young and old to stretch your muscles/exercise your sweat pores and detox! Enjoy a return ferry ride with life jackets on the lake, a free and easy walkabout in the park, 2 viewing towers and a mini zoo with educational write ups on the birds/animals too!”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“The original Nasi Ganja or Nasi Vanggey, a steamed white rice serves with red chicken that is full with spices and variety of side dishes to go with. The local called it Nasi Ganja due to its addictiveness. In many places or restaurant, it's called as Nasi Kandar.”
10 locals recommend