This warm abode of Kampar is a delightful place to visit in Malaysia. The nearest major city to Kampar is Ipoh. Ipoh is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kl Tower, China Town. Also, to reach Kampar, you'll have to take a flight to Ipoh; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Kampar are of 1-2 days.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!