Around Ipoh

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak. Once a sleeping town, now it is a vibrant city filled with attractions. Here are the attractions that Ipoh has to offer. For more attractions around Perak, do check North Perak and South Perak.

Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque

Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque is the state mosque of Perak, Malaysia. It is located on a piece of land near the Birch Memorial in Ipoh.

Kek Lok Tong

The Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple is translated as Cave of Ultimate Bliss. The temple cave is situated in the natural and picturesque area of Gunung Rapat, Ipoh. It sits on a 12 acre site and was used as a place of worship since early 1920’s. But it was only open to visitors in the 1970’s.

Darul Ridzuan Museum

The Darul Ridzuan Museum is a museum located in Ipoh, Perak. The museum building was originally constructed as a house for a wealthy tin miner named Foo Choong Kit in 1926.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower

The Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a clock tower in Ipoh, Perak. It was constructed to commemorate James W. W. Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak.

Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple

Set among the limestone hills in Ipoh, The Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar is not something to be missed. The temple was founded in 1930. It is a place for Hindu devotees to worship its main deity, Lord Murugan.

Yasmin at Kong Heng

YASMIN AT KONG HENG is a gallery dedicated to the talented and legendary filmmaker, the late Yasmin Ahmad. She was known nationwide for her inspiring advertisements and her movies.

Concubine Lane

In July 2016, Lonely Planet listed Ipoh as one of the best Asian destinations to visit. Photos of the Concubine Lane started appearing in news articles making it one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ipoh.

Sam Poh Tong

Sam Poh Tong Temple or Cave of triple gem is built within the limestone hill at the southern edge of Gunung Rapat, Ipoh. It is the largest cave temple in Malaysia. The current facade of the temple dates back to the 1950s and a steep staircase with 249 steps leads to an open cave with fantastic views of Ipoh and its surroundings.

Han Chin Pet Soo

Han Chin Pet Soo is Malaysia’s first Hakka tin mining museum. It is located at the edge of Ipoh’s Old Town and was opened to public in 2015. The museum was initially the home of the Hakka Tin Miners Club that was founded in 1893.