Perak’s capital Ipoh has grown as a tourist destination. Offering a mixture of colonial and traditional charm, limestone cliffs and a series of cave temples. The city boasts plenty of sights and activities to keep visitors busy.
Here are a few must-visit attractions in Ipoh for history, culture and entertainment.
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1. Photograph Perak’s Largest Mosque
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Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque is the state mosque of Perak, Malaysia. It is situated in Ipoh, Perak’s capital city, near the Birch Memorial
The construction of the mosque began in May 1966 and was completed in August 1968. The mosque was officially opened in September 1978 by Sultan Idris Shah II of Perak in conjunction with his 54th birthday celebration.
To get there: Key in Sultan Idris Shah II Mosque in the MULA Car apps.
Address: Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh, Negeri Perak, 31650, Malaysia
2. Visit Ipoh’s Most Famous Perak Cave Temple
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According to local stories, Perak Temple became a place of worship in 1926 after a Chinese Buddhist discovered the cavern and turned it into a sanctuary. Today, the temple ranks among the must-visit attractions in Ipoh. As visitors enter the limestone caves, a golden Buddha meets them as the temple’s focal point. Various murals, Chinese calligraphy and statues decorate the interior, producing an exotic and unearthly appearance and ambience. But the real treat awaits those who climb about 400 steps to the 360-degree viewing platform overlooking the city.
To get there: Key in Perak Cave Temple in the MULA Car apps. This will bring you directly to the entrance of the temple.
Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Kawasan Perindustrian Tasek Ipoh, Negeri Perak, 31400, Malaysia
3. Have a Mythical Experience at Sam Poh Tong Temple
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Sam Poh Tong Temple, located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) southeast of Ipoh’s old town, is one of Malaysia’s largest cave temples. Traditional Chinese elements cover the exterior and entrance to the exotic caverns inside. Bronze statues fill the interior against the fog of burning incense interspersed between the stalactites and stalagmites.
According to legend, a Chinese monk discovered the cave in the late 19th century. He then meditated inside for 20 years until his death. The 246 steps through the cave lead to a viewing platform.
Wanna get a relax able trip to Sam Poh Tong Temple, book a MULA Car! Explore the wonderful view of Sam Poh Tong hassle-free!
To get there: Key in Sam Poh Tong Temple in the MULA Car apps.
Address: Kampung Gunung Rapat Ipoh, Negeri Perak, 31350, Malaysia
4. See Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple Against the Limestone Cliff
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The Hindu temple sits near DR Seenivasagam Park next to a steep limestone cliff.
There isn’t much that distinguishes this temple, the highlight is the setting against the cliffs. The Guan Yin Dan Ba Xian Tong Buddhist cave temple inside a cave sits next door. Some might not see these temples as must-visit attractions in Ipoh, but anyone with a passion for photography will appreciate the view.
MULA fares are dynamic similar to other e-hailing apps in Malaysia where the rate shown is an estimate. So if you just want to drop by take a photo of this view while on the way to your destination, MULA will be your best choice.
To get there: Key in Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple in the MULA Car apps.
Address: 140 Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Ipoh, Negeri Perak, 30300, Malaysia
5. Malaysia’s Largest Collection of Cave Paintings at Gua Tambun
Few know about this incredible must-visit attraction in Ipoh. The Gua Tambun Cave Paintings consist of an estimated 600 images of humans, animals and shapes believed to be Malaysia’s most extensive collection of Neolithic art. The images, believed to be between 2000 and 5000 years old, decorate the face of the limestone cliff. Sadly, the lower part has been vandalised. Reaching the rock art is challenging.
If you wonder where is Gua Tambun Cave Painting’s exact location, just book a MULA Car and we will drop you at the accurate location.
Take a MULA Car to Caltex Petrol Station on the road towards Tambun. Walk along the lane towards the field, over a bridge and follow the signs up the steps to the limestone cave.
To get there: Key in Gua Tambun in the MULA Car apps.
6. Mural Art’s Lane: Perak’s Best Street Art
Few outsiders know about Ipoh’s famous Mural Art’s Lane (near Jalan Masjid) and Panglima Street which rivals the best of Penang’s street art. Cartoony images depict scenes from Perak’s lifestyle (think family life and childhood games) and promote multiculturalism.
Pro tip: Street art covers walls in all parts of Ipoh. Plan a MULA Car before setting off with your camera. If you’re unsure where to go, ask at Ipoh Railway Station’s tourist information office.
To get there: Key in Mural Art’s Lane in the MULA Car apps.
7. See the Spaceship-Like Clock Tower at Dataran Ipoh
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Located in the Greentown neighbourhood, Dataran Ipoh is an often overlooked attraction in the capital city. On the northern side of the manicured lawn, the weird tripod-like MBI Clock Tower sits elegantly with a dome similar to an onion at its top. Surrounded by elegant buildings and a giant flag, the square itself is one of the more photogenic must-visit attractions in Ipoh. After dark, the square gets bathed in light, making it look even more stunning.
To get there: Key in Dataran Ipoh in the MULA Car apps.
Address: Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Greentown Ipoh, Negeri Perak, 31350, Malaysia
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*Valid from 1st July 2019 to 31st December 2019
**Article from SAM BEDFORD, Culture Trip