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Things to do in Perak

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“A place to visit by travellers. 11 KM far from homestay location. Book in Advance is required for private tour and price is ranged from RM 100- RM 200 depends in package.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Natural area combining culture & art displays with recreational activities such as hikes & biking.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“13.8 KM from homestay location. 20 KM from Ipoh town city (places from Lou Wong, Ming Court Dim Sum). This place is located south of Ipoh City where homestay location is between Kellie’s Castle and Ipoh Town City. It was an interesting unfinished castle built by Scotsman. RM 10 for adult and RM 8 for kids.”
  • 18 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
Theme Park
“Movie Animation Park Studios(MAPS) | New Theme Park In Perak, Malaysia animation movies maps MAPS - Asia's First animation theme park located in Perak, Malaysia, with over 40 new attractions incl. The Smurf Theatre, Boboiboy & more. ”
  • 18 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
Chinese Restaurant
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“No one comes to Ipoh without having a taste of our signature dish. Our hor fun is silky smooth and bean sprout is fresh and crunchy. Must try!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“A theme park surrounded by 400 million year old limestone cliffs. It features water park, amusement park, twin waterfall sandy beach, natural hotspring and a family of big cats!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature
“Gua Tempurung is a cave in Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. About 3 km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there are a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty. A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6 km through the hill. There are three very large chambers and some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak, this limestone cave is one of the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. Although not as big as Niah Cave and Mulu Cave in Sarawak, beginners to caving exploration will be glad to know that this cave is easy to explore. The tunnel of the cave runs from the east to the west covering a distance of about 2km under the limestone hills known as Gunung Tempurung and Gunung Gajah. It is made up of 5 large domes and is believed to have existed since 8,000 B.C., about 10,000 years ago. It comprises of five huge domes with cielings resembling cocunut shells. Each of these domes has different calcium formations and marble there exist in differing temperatures and water levels. These caves are famous for its breathtaking gallery of stalagmites, stalactites and other amazing rock formations that are superb speleological wonders, found only in this part of the world. There are various tours into the caves being the main attraction here. These caves are located under the limestone hills and form tunnels that runs from east to west, nearly 1.9km in length. Visitors can experience these tours with specific requirements of prior preparation. Certain tours such as the River Adventure Tours require visitors to bring a change of clothes and shoes. Torch lights and safety helmets are available for rent.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“This natural reserve is so surreal and unique, it deserves a part of its own! Not many people know about this emerald jewel, which serves as a rich habitat for exotic plants like the pitcher plants, ferns and medicinal herbs. Carpeted by a thick layer of moss, you’ll probably feel like you are stepping into the Middle Earth of Malaysia. ”
  • 20 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.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Can feel that u never been here and is cool place even here have leave tea the name is boh tea sure u love it ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Store
“Local and visiting foodies scramble to this legendary Ipoh food stall, which has been serving fresh, warm, silky bean-curd pudding (tau fu fah) since 1952. Get the full experience by ordering an ice-cold soy milk, too, either plain or with strips of grass jelly. The shop closes when its signature curd runs out. Don't be deterred by the queues; the owners operate with machine-like efficiency (and their rhythmic curd-scooping and serving is a marvel to behold). Drive Trough Service available where the owner will walk up to the car and get their orders.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Chinese Restaurant
“No one comes to Ipoh without having a taste of our signature dish. Our hor fun is silky smooth and bean sprout is fresh and crunchy. Must try!”
  • 15 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.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Euro house is a kitchen and bar, their foods and environment are really nice, highly recommended.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Salt-baked chicken with herbal is famous in Ipoh. The chicken is marinated with ginger, rice wine, and other Chinese herbs such as female ginseng and wolfberries, then it is wrapped in paper and baked with salt. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recommended place to eat for breakfast with family in the morning. Foo San DimSum also can be considered however some reviews that it is slight expensive and services has been downgraded. 8 KM from homestay location”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“A street bustling with dozens of old school hawkers serving "Tong Sui" (Cantonese dessert). Usually have to fight for a seat with the locals.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“ Non-Halal Service Charge: No Government Tax: No Address: 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300, Ipoh, Perak. Business Hours: 5 pm to 2 am. Closed on alternate Tuesdays. Contact Number: 605- 253 7513”
  • 2 locals recommend

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