Tourist Attractions in Taiping & Perak
Taiping Lake Gardens
This is the first cultivated gardens in the country and is regarded as one of the
best. A popular venue with the locals for morning walks and evening jogs, it is very well landscaped. Huge angsana
trees arch over the streets here, creating a shady boulevard that expands towards the lake.
- Located within the area is the Taiping Zoo which houses local and exotic
wildlife species in excellent surroundings.
- Nearby is the Taiping War Cemetery, the finalresting place of the soldiers
who fought in the Pacific War against the Japanese.
Admission fee : free
Tel : 05-805-3928
Taiping is home to the country's oldest museum, the Perak Museum. It was built in
1883 and has impressive displays on zoology, history, economy and ethnology. Visitors can also browse through its
collection of archaeological treasures such as ancient weapons, aboriginal implements and ornaments.
Opening hours : 9:00am ~ 5:00pm (12:15 ~
2:45pm close on Friday)
Admission fee : free
Taiping Zoo / Night
Taiping Public Library Located at Kota Road facing Taiping Lake
Gardens, formerly used as the Chartered Bank
of India, Australia and China, which first opened a branch in Taiping in 1888. The building was then converted
into the public library. Taiping Public Library has numerous old and new books collection.
Map - Tourist Attractions Perak
Bukit Larut is situated in the northeast of Taiping and was
formerly known as Maxwell Hill. It is Malaysia's smallest and oldest hill station and was once the retreat for
colonial administrators. This resort is especially popular with nature lovers, bird watchers and day
There is accommodation here in the form of rest houses and bungalows. Transportation
up the summit is by Land Rover only.
Recreational Area Office : 8:00am ~ 5:00pm
Transportation Charges : RM6/RM3 (adult/child) - return trips
Tel : 05-807-7241
Kota Ngah Ibrahim - Matang Museum
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
Within this fun-filled resort are a unique Orang Utan Island cum sanctuary, hotel,
water theme park, and eco-park as well as water sports and entertainment facilities.
Kuala Gula Wildlife Sanctuary, Perak
Kuala Sepetang Recreational Forest
Make a point to visit the Kuala Sepetang Recreational Forest - the best managed
mangrove forest in the country. An area of rich biodiversity, it shelters teeming species of trees, birds, fish and
other aquatic life unique to the mangrove forest. Mangrove tree species such as the Bakau Minyak and Bakau Kurap
thrive here and are commonly used to make charcoal. Some local factories still employ traditional methods to
produce this substance.
This popular island in the state of Perak offers visitors the unique opportunity to
live near fisher folk and observe their lifestyle, savour seafood delicacies, or simply enjoy the sun, sea and sand
at the numerous beaches along its beautiful coastline. Located nearby is the exclusive Pangkor Laut Island, noted
for its world-renowned, one of the best Island resorts.
Kuala Kangsar's crowning glory, the mosque was constructed at the turn of the century
and features islamic architecture in its magnificent dones and minarets.
Sungai Klah Hot Springs
The Sungai Klah Hot Springs nestled in the serene and lush forest patch, hills clear
cold mountain streams and rivers lays a haven of harmony. This 6.5 hectare tourist site offers a unique concept of
a specially designed free flowing Hot Springs Swimming Pool and Therapeutic Park which tourists can fully enjoy the
treatment of the warm sulfured-water. Facilities include toilet and shower block, a large cafeteria offering cheap
food and drinks, souvenir shop, surau and stalls selling burgers and drinks. The Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park is
located 10 km south of Sunkai. Map - Tourist Attractions Perak
Teluk Intan Leaning Clock Tower
The town of Teluk Intan (formerly aka Teluk Anson) is mainly noted for its unusual
leaning clock tower. This pagoda-like structure has a leftward slant and stands at 25.5 meters height. It was
built in 1885 and was originally used as a covered water tank.
In 1915, William Kellie Smith, an English rubber planter commissioned the
construction of this mansion which was never completed. It is believed that this mysterious mansion has hidden
rooms and a secret tunnel.
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