22 attractions you should visit in Perak - With photos & details

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Area with diverse tropical rainforests and an equatorial climate.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Memorials

The clock tower was constructed to commemorate James W. W. Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak and unveiled in 1909. It has a mother bell and four smaller bells which used to strike the chimes.

Dutch Fort32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
Forts
Old Ruins

The Dutch Fort is a fort in Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia. The ruins are the remnants of an outpost of Dutch attempts to control trade in the Malay peninsula. In the Malay language, the fort is called Kota Belanda.

Gua TempurungPusat Pelancongan Gua Tempurung,, 31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Caves
Short Hikes

A popular cave among caving enthusiasts, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia with a length of more than 3 kilometers.

Han Chin Pet Soo3, Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30100 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Museums

Han Chin Pet Soo is Malaysia's first Hakka tin mining museum managed by Ipoh World Sdn. Bhd. Located on the edge of Ipoh's Old Town. This unique museum encompasses approximately 5000 square feet over three floors. On display are artifacts, collectibles, ephemeral and also photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Kellie's Castle31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia
Iconic Buildings
Man-made Structures- Other
Old Ruins

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.

Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak36800 Kampung Gajah, Perak, Malaysia
Notable Architectures
Memorials

The historical complex sits in the traditional Malay houses. It features various memorials erected to honor Malaysian heroes, as well as a watchtower, stage, cannon, etc.

Lost World of Tambun Theme Park1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Zoos
Theme Parks

The Lost World of Tambun is a theme park and hotel in Sunway City Ipoh, Tambun, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. Managed by the Sunway Group. The theme park is known for its natural hot spring, also features other attractions including wildlife and rides.

Mossy Forest39000, Perak, Malaysia
Viewpoints
Grasslands
1 Day Treks
Forests
Plantations

Low-level clouds in the sky blanket the Mossy Forest with constant wind and moisture creating an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen, and orchids.

Mount Batu BrinchangMount Batu Brinchang, 39000, Perak, Malaysia
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

Gunung Brinchang is the second highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands after Gunung Irau. This mountain attracts many visitors due to its easy accessibility. At slightly more than 2,000 meters, the peak of Brinchang is where you get a magnificent view of the Cameron Highlands landscape, draped in lush rainforest.

Mount IrauMount Irau, 39000, Perak, Malaysia
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

Mount Irau is a high mountain located at Perak. Its summit is 2110 meters, making it the 15th highest mountain in Malaysia. One must hike about three hours to reach Irau from the base of the mountain. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach the peak.

Mount KorbuMount Korbu, Perak, Malaysia
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

Mount Korbu is the highest peak in Titiwangsa Mountains and the second highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, standing at 2,813 meters.

Pangkor IslandPangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
Islands
Boating Spots

The name of the island comes from the Thai 'Pang Ko', which means Beautiful Island. Pangkor Island lies within the state of Perak, about 85 kilometers from Ipoh (the 2nd biggest city of Malaysia), and about a 3-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Sam Poh Tong TempleKampung Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Buddhist Temples

The Sam Poh Tong cave temple is located at Gunung Rapat on the southern edge of Ipoh. The temple was built in a raw limestone cave in the mountains located about 5 km from the city center and follows Buddhism.

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia
Notable Architectures
Art Galleries

The gallery is housed at the Ulu Palace building. The building was made from wood carving inspired by the natural plants within the surrounding region. Rock carving was made by craftsmen according to the consent of Sultan Idris Shah I.

Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque IpohJalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Mosques

Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque is the state mosque of Perak, Malaysia. It is located on a piece of land near the Birch Memorial in Ipoh..

Taiping Lake GardensJalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks

Taiping Lake Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Malaysia. This 62 hectares of park is also known as Taman Tasik Taiping in the Malay language.

Taiping War Cemetery34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
Memorials

The Taiping War Cemetery is the final resting place for Allied personnel who were killed during World War II, particularly the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya. There are more than 850 World War II casualties commemorated in this cemetery, including more than 500 who remain unidentified.

Tambun Cave31400 Tambun, Perak, Malaysia
Caves

Gua Tambun is a limestone cave located in Ipho, Malaysia. One of many limestone caves in Ipho, it contains the largest number of neolithic cave paintings in Asia.

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 59th KM, Jalan Tanjung Tualang, 31000 Batu Gajah, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Old Ruins

The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or TT5 is a former tin mining dredge in Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. TT5 was used for 44 years until 1982 when the Malaysian tin industries declined due to the falling world's tin price, exhausted tin deposits and high operating cost. In 2012, the facility was closed due to water leakage.

Teluk Intan Leaning TowerLot 1&2, Komplex Menara Condong, Jalan Bandar, Pekan Teluk Intan, 36000 Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia
Iconic Buildings
Notable Architectures

This 25-meter high tower in the small Perak town of Teluk Intan is Malaysia's answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa.

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