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Things To Do in ipoh Malaysia

Fun Things To Do in Ipoh Malaysia You Should Try

Ipoh is the third largest city in Malaysia and is well a worth a visit particularly for art lovers. Located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Ipoh is easily accessed by neighbouring cities.

Checkout our travel tips to Malaysia and things to do in Malaysia before going.

The town has an arty feel to it but it also offers interesting things to see and do like exploring caves, temples, markets, food and much more.

Fun Things To Do

Let’s have a look at some of the fun things to do in Ipoh Malaysia. So here is our list!

See The Birch Memorial Clock Tower

A visit at the Birch Memorial Clock Tower will take you back to 1875 to the assassination of the first British resident of Perak, James Birch.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower in Ipoh
Birch Memorial Clock Tower in Ipoh

The Birch Memorial Clock Tower was built in 1909 as a memorial to James Birch.

The tower has four statues around the top symbolising “loyalty, patience, justice and fortitude” designed to represent the virtues of the British administration.

Explore D.R. Seenivasagam Park

If want to take a timeout from the busy city? Then, there is Dr. Seenivasagam park. It is a large park, where people can walk, jog, ride bikes, yoga and there is a play area for kids.

D.R. Seenivasagam Park in Ipoh
D.R. Seenivasagam Park in Ipoh

There are nice bridges over the streams. And you can put your name on one of the bamboo trees at the bamboo thicket.

On the downside is that park is not well maintained so sometimes rubbish can build up.

View The Street Art

Once in Ipoh particularly in Oldtown you will be provided with maps that show exact places to see the art.

Street Art in Ipoh
Street Art in Ipoh

You will meet different artists that will lead you through the artwork been painted on to the wall.

There are some famous artworks like Uncle folding a coffee cup. You can also take pictures as a reminder of the art work.

Explore Gunung Lang Recreational Park

Gunung Lang is a limestone hill with beautiful green landscape and with a huge man made lake with fish that you can feed. The park is over 30 hectares and is around 20 mins drive outside of Ipoh.

Gunung Lang Park in Ipoh
Gunung Lang Park in Ipoh

At the park you will find an observation tower, a small zoo and good facilities there with a cafe shop. First, there is a man made waterfall just beside the entrance.

You can buy bread to feed the fishes at the park. There is a small island in the middle of the lake where the boat ride costs 3 RM brings you across.

Visit Sam Poh Tong Cave temple

Sam Poh Tong Cave temple in Gunung Rapat is evidence of architectural spectacle. It is said that this was one of a few temples that is in a cave in Ipoh but the only one with a tortoise pond inside.

Sam Poh Tong Temple in Ipoh
Sam Poh Tong Temple in Ipoh

Inside the temple gates is a pond with fish and beautiful stone structures and some flowers on the side.

After a short walk pass the statues and along a cave tunnel, you will find the tortoise pond. The whole area is well maintained.

Explore Sultan Abdul Aziz Park

It is commonly called Polo Ground because the Ipoh Turf Club race course is nearby.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation in Ipoh
Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation in Ipoh

The park has facilities similar to other recreational parks but the facilities here are better than the others. You will enjoy the walking or jogging tracks.

Also there is a kids playground, exercise bars, tennis court, cycling track and standalone truck eateries.

Visit Kellie’s Castle

No trip to Ipoh would be complete without a side trip to Kellie’s Castle.

Simply it is a castle or even a mansion that was never finished because the owner died before it was completed as a gift for his wife who ultimately returned back to the UK and never returned to Malaysia.

Kellie Castle in Ipoh Malaysia
Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh Malaysia

You can walk around the grounds, explore inside the castle. You can see each and every room inside it while getting some context from well placed plaques that explain each room and section of the castle.

There is lots of stairs to climb, once you reach the top. You are rewarded with a nice view of the grounds and the town.

There is an entrance fee of RM5 for adult and RM3 for child.

Paintings at Gua Tambun Cave

At the Gua Tambun Cave, you will fill Neolithic art with more than 600 human and animals pictures that were discovered by a British soldier in 1959.

You will see images believed to exist for thousands of years.

Although there has been the destruction of lower parts of the cave, you will follow the field lane, cross the bridge and follow the signs to the cave once you are in Tambun.

Explore Perak Cave Temple

This is the best of the 3 cave temples in Ipoh. It is spacious, clean and has nice laid out. There is a long walk up over 400 steps to the top where you get a great viewpoint of Ipoh.

Inside of Perak Temple in Ipoh
Inside of Perak Temple in Ipoh

View the golden Buddha, statues and writings that define Chinese knowledge. Once you make it to the top of the building, you will have a lovely view of the iconic structures and Ipoh town as a whole.

Bring water, you need at least 45 minutes at this cave temple.

Visit The Flea Market

On Sunday morning there is the Memory Lane Flea market that sells everything from old books, vases, vintage cameras to jeans and t-shirts.

You can purchase food and drinks from the stalls at the market.

Try Ipoh White Coffee

Ipoh claim to frame is for having invented the Ipoh White Coffee.

Ipoh White Coffee
Ipoh White Coffee

The coffee beans are roasted with palm oil margarine and the resulting coffee is served with condensed milk.

Enjoy Malaysian dishes

Known for the famous Ipoh Chicken Rice and Gai Si Hor Fun, you will have the chance to taste Malaysian food. Pay a visit to some of the eateries such as Ong Kee, Cowan Street, among others.

You have the chance to test the fantastic aromatic chicken offered at the various restaurants.

Where to Stay in Ipoh Malaysia

Ipoh has a good supply of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Ipoh Malaysia.

Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.


WEIL Hotel Ipoh
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $80 for Double room

WEIL Hotel Ipoh offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a buffet restaurant and free WiFi.

Rooms have air-conditioned. Amenities include tea/coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV with cable channel and a dining area.

French Hotel
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $30 for Double room

French Hotel is located in Ipoh, Perak, a 2-minute walk from Memory Lane. It offers free parking facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. En suite bathrooms come with toiletries and shower facilities.

Wrapping Up

Finally, as you can see, visiting Ipoh there is a lot to do during your visit. Although there are still many more things to do in Ipoh Malaysia, you will have a lot fun while exploring Ipoh.

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Ipoh Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.

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