Ipoh City is Malaysia third largest city and is considered to be a gateway to Cameron Highlands. The city has been given nicknames like The Town Built on Tin, City of Millionaires, The Bougainvillea City and The Hill City. Today the city faces an inflow of tourists that come to experience its lifestyle, culture, historical landmarks, pre-war architectures, mouth-watering cuisine and its famous street art.

Ipoh has many attractions that open up the doors to the city’s heart, its culture and gives you a glimpse into its history. For a complete and experience of what the city was and how it came to be the way it is today, one can take a tour of the art and cultural attractions in Ipoh, which include historical structures like Kellie's Castle, Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Heritage House, Kong Heng Square, Han Chin Pet Soo History Museum, Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple and the Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. The old town is the oldest part of the city that has kept the culture of Ipoh still alive in the decade-old coffee shops and other businesses. Another cultural attraction if Ipoh is the night markets. The night markets are a significant part of the Malaysian culture and some of the notable night markets include Gerbang Malam Ipoh Night Market. A major attraction in the city includes street paintings that are painted on old, heritage buildings, that highlight the many cultures of Malaysia. All one has to do to is keep their eyes open to catch a glimpse of such street art. The significance of arts and culture in Ipoh can be seen the moment you step into the city, and visitors from around the world come to catch a glimpse of this.

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  1. Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

    #1 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 howev...Read more

  2. Perak Cave Temple

    #2 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Perak Cave Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Kawasan Perindustrian Tasek, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 sigh...Read more

  3. Ipoh Railway Station

    #3 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Ipoh Railway Station

    Tags: Architecture , Station

    Address: Stesen KTM Ipoh, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 t...Read more

  4. Sam Poh Tong

    #4 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Sam Poh Tong

    Tags: Temple, Cave, Architecture

    Address: Sam Poh Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 statue...Read more

  5. Heritage House

    #5 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Heritage House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Heritage Building

    Address: 6, Jalan Sg Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  6. Wall Art - Paper Plane

    #6 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Wall Art - Paper Plane

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  7. Birch Memorial Tower

    #7 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Birch Memorial Tower

    Tags: Historical Site, Tower, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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, t...Read more

  8. Ling Sen Tong Temple

    #8 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Ling Sen Tong Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Garden

    Address: Ling Sen Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Ling Sen Tong is a majestic Taoist cave temple located at the foot of a limestone hill in Ipoh. The meaning of the name is Rock of Heavenly Spirits. Ling Sen Tong cave temple is located right next to ...Read more

  9. Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple

    #9 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: No. 140, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

    Timings: 04:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Given the very prevailing Indian culture in Malaysia, it is no surprise that the whole nation is dotted with Hindu temples. The Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple is one such attraction nodding the same f...Read more

  10. Kwan Yin Tong Temple

    #10 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Kwan Yin Tong Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Lot 21606, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Gopeng, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, 1, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Kwan Yin Tong of Goddess of Mercy Cave Temple is also like all other famous temples located at Gunung Rapat. The limestone hill here has maximum number of cave temples in Ipoh.  There are 75 stat...Read more

  11. Guan Yin Temple

    #11 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Guan Yin Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 3, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Kampong Jawa, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    There are quite a few Guan Yin temples in Ipoh, but this particular one at Kampong Jawa is one of the best attractions of Ipoh, for more reasons than one. First of all, an unparalleled location on the...Read more

  12. Enlightened Heart Buddhist

    #12 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Enlightened Heart Buddhist

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Ipoh, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Ipoh doesn’t cease to leave you spellbound with its several sights beckoning the fact that this place is full of natural beauty. The Enlightened Heart Buddhist is a temple with a striking archit...Read more

  13. Nam Thin Tong Temple

    #13 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Nam Thin Tong Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Nam Thin Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350, Perak

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Legend says this temple was discovered by a Chinese Taoist priest named Kuong San Teik in 1867. Nam Thin Tong Temple literally translated means Cave of the Southern Sky. It is located between the cave...Read more

  14. Khizanat

    #14 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Khizanat

    Tags: Art And Culture

    Address: 57A, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are scouting around looking for things to do in Ipoh at night, then there are a lot of places like the Khizanat where you can head to. This particular Ipoh attraction is a quaint art space wher...Read more

  15. Mekprasit Buddhist Temple

    #15 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ipoh
    Mekprasit Buddhist Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 102-A, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Taman Hock Aun, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    If you want something beyond the colonial, Victorian structures of the city, and of course the cave temples that dominate the tourism scene of Ipoh, a visit to the Wat Mek Prasit Temple is a breath of...Read more

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