Perak Tourist Attraction
Perak is situated along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and covers on area of 21,000 sq km. Meaning silver in Malay, it was so named as the state is home to the Kinta Valley, which to the Kinta valley, which once contained the world’s richest tin deposits, drawing visitors from around the globe.
Today, it captivates hearts with its intriguing cave temples, thriving virgin rainforests, delicious varieties of cuisine and of course, the renowned Pangkor Laut Resort. Its capital city is Ipoh, the City of Bougainvillea.
Tucked within this idyllic tropical island are attractions such as the historic Dutch Fort, Batu Bersurat, fishing villages, traditional boatyards, places of worship and popular beaches like Pantai Puteri Dewi, Pantai Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. This island can be explored on foot or by vehicle and its surrounding turquoise warm waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. A short boat ride takes you to the privately-owned Pulau Pangkor Laut. Here, you will find the exclusive Pangkor Laut Resort, one of the world’s top small luxury resort.
- Savour fresh and delicious seafood
- Watch boats being built at the boatyards
- Sample seafood snacks
- Go for a round-island trip
~ The stone foundations of the Dutch fort at Teluk Gedung were built in 1670, making this former Dutch stronghold more than 300 years old.
The pristine Royal Belum is nestled within the protected Belum Valley in Gerik. New species of trees and insects have been discovered in this 117,500-hectare virgin rainforest, which is also one of the few places in Malaysia where you can see the rare Rafflesia. Comprising a complex ecosystem, this state park is situated in the northern Park of Lake Temengor and is a haven for mammals like the seladang, Asian elephant, Malaysia Tiger and the endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros as well as birds such as the hornbills.
- Go for jungle trekking, bird watching and wildlife sightings
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
Over 18- local and exotic wildlife species can be observed at the 34-acre Taiping Zoo. The country’s first zoo, it features orang-utans, Malaysian Tigers, siamangs and many more in open-air enclosures with natural settings. The Night safari includes a mini train ride that you though various parts of the zoo where you can watch nocturnal animal in action0feeding, hunting or just being playful. The lively chirpings of night creatures add to the exciting atmosphere.
- Hop on the train and go on a Night Safari
- Watch the animal feeding sessions
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 6.00pm
8.00pm – 11.00pm
8.00pm – 12.00am
Felda Residence Hot Springs
Indulge in warm and relaxing sensations as you soak in the free flowing hot springs pools at FELDA Residence Hot Springs. Located at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range in Sungkai, the hot springs are believed to have positive effects on various ailments. While you are there, you can go for there, you can go for the open cold and hot pools or private pools. You can also sign up for the water reflexology courses or just take a walk around the beautiful garden and reflexology path.
- Soak in the springs pools
- Enjoy a soothing reflexology massage
Kek Look Tong Temple
The Kek Look Tong Temple is one of the most visited temples in Perak. You can pore over the various statues of Buddha found among the stalactites and rock formations in this cave temple. which is set among towering limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat. You can also take a stroll around the peaceful surroundings. The Kek Look Tong temple was built in the 70s and is located 5km south of Ipoh
opening Hours: 7.30am – 7.00pm
One of the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia, Gua Tempurung stretches over a kilometer from Singai Siput to Kuala Dipang and is made up of five domes with coconut shell-like ceilings. Discover the beauty of nature as you explore its interior, admiring impressive stalactites as well as stalagmites and experiencing other unusual cave phenomena. You can select from various guided tours according to your preferences and level of fitness. This cave is in Gopeng just 24km south of Ipoh. A 15 minutes’ drive away is the kampar river, a popular destination for white-water rafting.
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm Closed from 12.30pm – 2.30pm on Friday
Kuala Sepetang Recreational Forest
Make a point to visit the Kuala Sepetang recreational Forest – the best managed 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.
- Visit the Eco Education Centre
- Go camping, bird watching and wildlife sighting
- Tour local charcoal factories
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm