About Ipoh

Ipoh is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak. Located by the Kinta River, it is nearly 180 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 123 km southeast of George Town in neighboring Penang. Originally a village, Ipoh began to grow rapidly in 1880 after huge deposits of tin were discovered within its vicinity. By 1895, it was the second largest town within the Federated Malay States, which also consisted of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, and Pahang. Ipoh was declared a city in 1988. In recent years, Ipoh's popularity as a tourist destination has been significantly boosted by efforts to conserve its British colonial-era architecture. The city is also well-known for its cuisine and natural attractions, such as its limestone hills and caves within which Buddhist temples were built. In addition, Ipoh has managed to maintain its reputation as one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia.
Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle is a castle located in Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie-Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.
Gua Tempurung

Tempurung Cave is a vast cave in Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts and more than 3 km long and is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. The vast limestone cave with walkways, a river, stalagmites, stalactites, and there are guided tours.
Sam Poh Tong

Sam Poh Tong Temple is a Chinese temple built within a limestone cave and is the oldest and the main cave temple in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The temple was built in a raw limestone cave in the mountains located about 5 km from the city center and follows the Buddhist branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism.
MAPS Perak

MAPS Perak is a theme park in Ipoh. The theme park features characters from Hollywood blockbusters such as The Smurfs, Megamind, Casper, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and local animation BoBoiBoy.
Perak Cave Temple

Perak Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple atop a scenic hill with a cave entrance featuring statues and painted walls. The cave contains a 40 foot high golden Buddha and beautiful murals.
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village is a natural area combining culture, art displays with recreational activities such as hikes and biking.
Nam Thean Tong Temple

Nam Thean Tong Temple is a 19th-century Taoist cave temple with colorful shrines, an elaborate network of steep, dark stairs.
Kwan Yin Cave Temple

Kwan Yin Cave Temple is built beside a limestone hill, this ancient Buddhist temple honors the goddess of mercy Kwan Yin Tong.
Han Chin Pet Soo

Han Chin Pet Soo is Malaysia's first Hakka tin mining museum managed by Ipoh World Sdn. Bhd. It is located on the edge of Ipoh's Old Town, close to the Kinta River.
Kek Lok Tong

Kek Lok Tong is a limestone cave temple on 12 acres with Buddha sculptures and a garden with a reflexology footpath.
Best Time To Visit Ipoh

The best time to visit Ipoh is from January to February and from May to September when the weather is warm and minimal rainfall.

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