Places to visit near Perak

Perak is surrounded by other states like Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Pahang and Selangor. Here are some nearby interesting places that you can travel to from Perak.


Sekinchan is a small town located in Sabak Bernam, Selangor.  It is located neighboring Teluk Intan, Perak at the south. Sekinchan is often visited for its paddy field view and fresh seafood. Besides being a fishing village, Sekinchan is also known as one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia. The vast, well-irrigated and organized paddy fields around Sekinchan produce one of the highest yields of rice in the country. There are some rice millers in the area where locally produced rice can be purchased.

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Fraser’s Hill

Fraser’s Hill is located uphill around one hour and a half ride from south Perak. Most of the buildings there feature the mock Tudor – Style architecture. The place still retains the same look when it is still a British colonial hill resort. The Fraser clock tower that stands on the old English village square is a must place to take a picture. Fraser’s Hill is also a famous place for bird-watching. It is a home to over 250 species of birds. For those who want to enjoy playing with the cool waterfall, there is this place called Jeriau Waterfall available for afternoon swim and has a well managed picnic area. The hillside is a popular spot with hikers too. There are eight nature walk trails ranging from easy to hard available for nature lover.

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Langkawi Island

Langkawi is an island in Kedah. It is located at the north side of Perak. The visitors can commute to Langkawi via ferry or airplane. The duration of the ferry travel is one hour and a half while the plane takes 35 minutes. Langkawi is a duty-free island so imported stuffs are really cheap. The island also offers lots of beautiful waterfalls, a famous lake, a hot spring, beautiful beaches and majestic mountain view where people can take the highest cable car in Malaysia to go up the mountain. 

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Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a district in Pahang. It shares a part of its border with Perak. It is the most famous highland retreat and the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia that is accessible by car. Cameron Highlands has a cool climate with annual temperature of 18°C. It is home to hundreds of floral species and the most prominent one is the Rafflesia. Besides enjoying the view from the tea plantations, the visitors can also visit the fruits orchards or the vegetable farms and shop for fresh produce. There are lots of activities that can be done here, For example, one can hike the mossy forest or jungle trekking to tranquil spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages.

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Penang Island

Penang Island is located at the northwest of perak. The state is a melting pot of cultures, languages and food. It is known as a food paradise in Malaysia. The island is packed with countless food stalls that can satisfy and challenge every palate. Sitting at the crossroad of the ancient maritime trade route, Penang hosts a living example of European, Muslim, Chinese and Indian influences in culture, religion, architecture and art. Its capital state George Town has received numerous international accolades. The city has been listed by several publications, including the Lonely Planet, CNN, Forbes and Time, as one of Asia’s top travel destinations. It also has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor is 1 hour driving from south west of Perak. Besides the famous fortress called Bukit Melawati filled with the cheeky monkeys, Kuala Selangor is also known as the place to watch fireflies.There is also a nature park managed by Malaysian Nature Society on behalf of the state government.The visitors also will have the opportunity to feed the eagles and ride the boat to enjoy the Kuala Selangor river. The seafood restaurants around the area also serve quite a delicious treat of seafood for visitors to enjoy. There are lots of fisherman in the area. They will go out around 10 at night and go back before dawn.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. One cannot say they have visited Malaysia if they never step on Kuala Lumpur. As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur hosts many grand government and national buildings and organisations.  Kuala Lumpur is not only the food capital of the world, It represents the true essence of multi ethnic and multi cultural society. Kuala Lumpur with its metropolitan status is the city that never sleep. It always has something to offer to everyone whatever the background or the passion is.

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