Bukit Larut, Taiping

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Bukit Larut, Taiping

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Bukit Larut, formerly known as Maxwell Hill (but still often referred to by its latter name), is a hill resort located 10 km from Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Founded in 1884, it is the oldest hill resort in Malaysia. It is approximately 1250 m above sea level. Bukit Larut receives the highest rainfall in Malaysia because it is located in the wettest part of the country. Maxwell Hill was named after William George Maxwell, who was the British Assistant Resident in Perak. Not as developed as other hill resorts such as the Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands, Bukit Larut retains a colonial atmosphere with its quaint bungalows and English gardens. Access is available only by (government owned) resort authority's Land Rovers (private vehicles are not allowed without a permit) although people are free to walk up the hill as many do for exercise (reaching the peak can take up to 3–5 hours). The journey, 13 kilometres from the base to the top of Bukit Larut using Land Rovers take around 30 minutes. Maxwell Hill still retains its colonial origins with its old bungalows and gardens. This hill is ideal for birdwatchers and nature lovers, as the area provides a welcoming environment for the local wildlife.


Overview of Bukit Larut

Welcome to the page of Bukit Larut. This is a place of interest in the city of Taiping in Malaysia. Bukit Larut is easily missed on a visit to Taiping.

Abounding of places like Taiping Lake Gardens, Zoo Taiping, Perak State Museum, Taiping War Cemetery and Restoran Mr BBQ, city name has great things to do in Taiping that are totally worth your time.

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  • This is also called as Maxwell Hill.. This is good place for hiking.. This cover total of 10km hiking on tar road.. Here the car service is also available, but the timings are fixed and price of 10RM each(up and down).. This car service will drop you at peak point and they will take you down after some time.. The climate is very cool, since it is covered with lots of trees..

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  • good location for hikers but if you don't want to hike, this place also provide vehicles to go up the hill. the tickets' counter open at 8.am. first come first serve

  • Bukit larut...Maxwell hill is one of the best place in Taiping .. Atmosphere is very cool and lovely..Just enjoy the peace of nature here

  • Can see the whole taiping city from the hilltop. Nice and chill environment but not much activity can be done up here. Recommended to take jeep up to the hilltop (around 30 mins ride one way @ RM10 per person).

  • I like it because when you reached at the top, the toilet is clean and the view is magnificient. Go hiking there use the tar road trek. Nice experience. Not reccommended using jeep because u cannot enjoy the journey of hiking up. Its just my preferences.

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