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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

Perak Museum
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
Tel: 05-807-2057

Taiping Zoo / Night Safari

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(Maxwell Hill)
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 trippers.
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.

Chacoal Kiln 

Kuala Gula Wildlife Sanctuary, Perak

Kuala Sepetang Recreational Forest - Matang
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.

Pangkor Island
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.

Ubudiah Mosque
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.

Kellie's Castle
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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