With an array of exciting activities and things to do in Ipoh, it is definitely one of the best tourist destination in the world. Some of the best places to visit in Ipoh are Lost World Tambun, Ipoh World, Gua Tempurung, Sam Poh Tong, Kellie's Castle, Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Gunung Lang Recreational Park, Muzium Darul Ridzuan, D. R. Seenivasagam Park, Japanese Garden, Gaharu Tea Valley, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Ship, Birch Memorial Tower, Ling Sen Tong Temple, Nam Thin Tong Temple, Han Chin Pet Soo History Museum and Ipoh Geological Museum; that makes a great weekend getaway. Step back in time as you visit the old town of Ipoh, a place where times seems to have stopped. Plan a trip to Ipoh considering all the popular attractions in mind. Ipoh’s major tourism centres around Limestone - wonders whose exploration will give the adventure seekers a rush that they crave to have. Gua Tempurung caves are famous for their breath-taking gallery of stalagmites, stalactites and other amazing rock formations.
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#1 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 9351 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Architecture , Station
Stesen KTM Ipoh, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
As you begin getting around Ipoh, you will be bestowed with sights that beckon the British colonialism that was once present here. The Ipoh railway station is one of those sights. There are a lot of traces of British Indian colonial architecture in the structure of this attraction. Several movies too have been shot here, with reference to popular c...
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Temple, Cave, Family And Kids, Architecture
Sam Poh Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple located about 5 kilometers South of Ipoh. It is the biggest cave temple in the country, and is an impressive work of art. The main thing to see here are the statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites.
The history of Sam Poh Tong is that the cave was discovered in 1890 by a monk fr...
#3 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 19020 times in trip plans
Museum, Educational Site, Heritage Building
3 Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh 30100, Malaysia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Ipoh World is an education-based, non-profit organisation established in 2004. It`s main aim is to promote awareness and appreciation of Perak; the Silver State of Malaysia. In 2006 they hosted their first public exhibition “The Story of Ipoh: From Feet to Flight”, in cooperation with Darul Ridzuan Museum.
They have with them a broad va...
#4 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 17709 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Geological Formation, Garden, Family And Kids, Lak...
Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple is a tourist attraction situated to the south of Ipoh. The cave temple is spread over a 12 acre site and has been used ever since 1920 as a place of worship. In 1960 however, the cave became part of an iron mining site. The temple is set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops around 5 kilometers south of Ipoh.The Kek ...
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Museum, Family And Kids
1, Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
A fabulous insight into the history of Ipoh, the Ho Yan Hor Museum is one of the few places in the city that throw light upon its past. On your visit here, look forward to seeing a brilliant display of objects from the bygone era, behind closed doors of a pre-war building. As you start exploring this Ipoh attraction, you will notice the unmissable ...
#6 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 10283 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Amusement Park, Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids
2, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Lost World of Tambun is Malaysia’s top-most action and adventure family holiday destination. It offers you a wholesome family experience that awaits you behind the gates of this majestically themed park. There is everything here that you could possibly want from amusement park rides to eco-adventure thrills! This place also offers you Hot Spr...
#7 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 8152 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Kawasan Perindustrian Tasek, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the most gorgeous Ipoh attraction the Perak cave Temple is a mesmerizing sight of several caves that have been converted into temples. To be precise, there are thirty caves temples at this sight. It is a result of an initiative by Chong Sen Yee and his wife Choong Chan Yoke who actually discovered the caves. On approaching the Government off...
#8 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 9802 times in trip plans
Museum, Family And Kids
No. 16 Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
One of the best things to do in Ipoh, the Funtasy House Trick Art is a concept blending fun and fantasy. This is like many other museums in the world that have interactive and deceptive 3D displays. On your time, here, you are certain to stimulate all your senses. This is a great choice for kids and adults alike for some interactive engagement indo...
#9 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 11259 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Streets
Concubine Lanem, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Strolling around this colonial city of Ipoh, you are to come across diverse facts that beckon its changing face. Especially in the past few years, several places in the city depict this fact; like the Concubine Lane. This Ipoh attraction has an interesting tale attached to it, owing to the fact that the lane is named after one of the wives of a min...
#10 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 3212 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
6, Jalan Sg Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Heritage house is the best way to retrace the lives of locals living here. There are numerous artefacts, documents, antiquities, antiques, old furniture and calligraphy paintings on display which help you figure out the lives of these people from upto 125 years ago.
All thanks to Wang Kun-Xiang who’s the financial controller of the Heritage H...
#11 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 7139 times in trip plans
Art Gallery, Family And Kids
Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Set in the old town Ipoh, the Ipoh Mural Trail is a one of its kind attraction that is no less than a street museum full of modern art. The region is also popular as “Art of Oldtown” with major contribution by Ernest Zacharevic who is popular for his works on the streets of Penang’s Georgetown. As you get to explore this place, lo...
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Outdoors, Park, Play Ground, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Lak...
Jalan Keliling Dalam, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is one of the best parks in Ipoh! It has a bike park, rollerblading and skate park with ramps, a Japanese Zen garden, beautiful shaded grounds for picnics, well equipped playground, football fields, a lake, and many more facilities that are for you to explore. For those without bikes, the park rents out bikes at a very minimal rate. It is one ...
#13 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 8728 times in trip plans
Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Jalan Raja Di Hilir, 30350 Ipoh,Perak, Malaysia
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
“Taman Jepun” in Malay language is a quaint, serene garden situated on Tambun Road in Ipoh. This Japanese Garden was established in the early 1960s. The park is a popular spot for couples. This garden is situated right next to the Perak Turf club in Ipoh. It is a quaint garden landscaped with tropical flowers, plants and trees including...
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Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Heritage Building
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This tower is erected in memory of J.W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of Perak who was assassinated in 1875 by local Malay Chief Datuk Maharaja Lela. Standing in front of the Ipoh State Mosque, the square tower comprises a portrait bust and four panels illustrating the growth of civilization.
The clock tower has one mother bell, 6 feet 6 inche...
#15 of 49 Things to do in Ipoh | Added 6821 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang,Off Jalan Kuala Kangsar,30010 Ipoh, Perak.
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Gunung Lang Recreational Park is located off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Road. Opened in October 2000, it covers an area of 30.35 hectares out of which 14.16 hectares consists of the lake. The park here is divided into two sections. The entire recreational spot is developed around a scenic backdrop of the limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bili...
Being in Malaysia, that is such a popular destination for garment shopping and street shopping particularly, Ipoh can be looked up to as a destination that does not disappoint! Whether you love street shopping and the thrill of a good bargain, or it’s the malls that are your place to be, this city has it all. Malls including Ipoh parade shopping mall, Aeon Ipoh station 18 shopping Centre, Aeon mall Ipoh, Greentown mall Ipoh, Kinta city shopping Centre and the new world shopping mall Ipoh are some of the most popular shopping places in the city. Street shopping can be a brilliant experience at the city’s night market of Pasar Malam. This market has some good traditional stuff to buy along with being considered one of the best places to eat in Ipoh.
Ipoh’s tranquil landscapes and a dynamic mélange if things to do take a full turn once the sun goes down. If you look up any what to do in Ipoh blog, especially in search of the city’s nightlife scenes you will be bestowed with the fact that there is plenty to drink along with things to eat in Ipoh. The number of bars and pubs are a pleasant delight and fabulous to hang out at night. Not to mention locales like the Kinta Riverfront Hotel which is sedentary is riverside walkaway, decorated with creative lighting, and the Jalan Dato Tahwl night market. Other places for a fun night out include S.O.S - Sensation of Sound, Barroom & Club 9, Berlin's Bier Houz, Bricks & Barrels Gastro bar and Beer Garden, Euro House and the Healy Mac's.
Things to do in Ipoh and around
You will come across many an Ipoh attraction blog that will mention the mainstream attractions of the city only. But Ipoh is blessed with a beautiful geographical terrain that makes it essential to explore not just the city but even places around it. Sam Poh Tong, Kek Lok tong, Han Chin Pet Soo, Gunung Lang recreational park Ipoh and the Gua Tempurung are some of the most popular best things to do in Ipoh. Don’t miss out on attractions of Birch Memorial Clock Tower and the Padang Ipoh next to the Ipoh railway station too.
Whereas places like the Perak Tong, Nam Thean Tong Temple, Da Seng Ngan Temple and the Lost World of Tambunb lie a little towards to the outskirts of the city.
Things to do in Ipoh during CNY
Ipoh during the Chinese New Year is one opportunity to experience one of the most divine and surreal celebrations. While throughout the year, is a good time to take an Ipoh heritage walk, it is during the Chinese New Year that you gain insights like no other time. The temples with their huge Buddha statue are beautifully decorated and adorned with lots of flowers and candles. You will find several places serving delicious, new year feasts too.