Ipoh, A city of awesome

The Ipoh

Known as the capital city of the Perak state, Ipoh has a population of over almost 700,000, making it the third largest city in Malaysia by population.

Renowned for its pristine limestone hills and caves, fondly nicknamed the "Guilin of Malaysia", Ipoh is also famous for its food, historical sites, heritage trails, hot springs and wellness retreats including the world renowned The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat and ever-popular Lost World of Tambun Theme Park.

US news listed Ipoh as one of the 9 best place to retire and the world’s 3rd most affordable city.

The largest travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, listed Ipoh as one of the best Asian destinations to visit

Lonely Planet listed Perak as one of the 'Must Visit Regions in 20017'

The New York Times featured Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh as top tourist destination. Booking.com put Ipoh at the No.1 spot in its Top 10 destinations for tasty local food

Top things to

Discover in Ipoh

Irresistable Foodie Destinations

Ipoh is a gourmand's heaven. Where's the best place to eat in Ipoh is perhaps a decision even the locals here may struggle with because one is truly spoilt for choice. A quick check of raving online reviews of hawker centres, coffee shops and restaurants may just add to the happy dilemma.

Breathtaking Caves

To the west of Ipoh lies a ridge of spectacular limestone hills with caves that predate the Jurassic era. Comprising stunning mineral formations of stalactites and stalagmites, these caves and their icicle-shaped formations seem to hang from the ceiling or mushroom from the ground.

Unique Temples

Many of the limestone caves host temples inside such as Kek Lok Tong with its award-winning landscaped garden featuring a jogging path encircling two simmering lakes and one of the longest reflexology foothpaths in Ipoh.

Pristine Mirror Lake

Mysteriously tucked deep within one of the clusters of limestone Ipoh hills lies Tasik Cermin, or Mirror Lake. The placid waters of this pristine oasis exhibit reflective properties on a calm day, lending credence to its name. While the location is not exactly to find, and one even has to trudge through a cave tunnel to reach it, the persistent tarveller will be well rewarded by the sight of the awaits.

Ipoh Railway Station

Used as shooting location for the movie "Anna and the King", starring Jode Foster, the Ipoh Railway Station was also the location of the grand Majestic Hotel which housed a restaurant, bar and lounge overlooking beautifu amidst stunning architecture continues to attract visitors daily. Dubbed the "Taj Mahal of Ipoh", it's a must-visit for historians and holidaymakers alike.

Vibrant Street Art Murals

Ipoh Town is a home to quirky street art, a popular tourist attraction especially among youth. It proved to be so popular that walking tours of the best street art are now available, similar to those of the city's grand colonial buildings. Comprising stencilled or small murals decorating side lanes or a shop next to chic hipster cafes, street art adds character to the streetscape making it a not-to-be-missed stroll for locals and tourists alike.