Perak is a much-visited destination in the northwest region of peninsular Malaysia. It is definitely a state worth visiting for a fun-filled vacation. We have a list of various activities to open your eyes to the adventurous state of Perak.
Eat, Eat and Keep Eating
Let’s face it, food is a huge reason to visit a place, it’s part of our Malaysian culture to sample and experience different cuisines. Perak is home to the famous city of Ipoh which is basically Malaysia’s street food capital. There are tons of restaurants all unique in their own way that line both old and new Ipoh selling all sort of delicious staples but below are our top three recommendations.
Restaurant: Thean Chun
Working hours: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh 30000 Malaysia
Restaurant: Restaurant SYW
Working hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Address: No. 63, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri,, Ipoh 30300 Malaysia
Restaurant: Little Elephant
Working hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Address: Lot 49364 Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh 30350 Malaysia
Visit Famous Places
Perak is a historical state with many must-see sights for anyone, home to some of the oldest buildings in the country, we recommend it to make your trip more worthwhile. For example, the places below cannot be missed.
- Malaysia’s oldest museum in Taiping – The Perak Museum opened in 1803 making it the first of many but expect thousands of displays collected more than a hundred years ago!
- Malaysia’s Leaning Tower in Teluk Intan – Just like how Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Malaysia has its own. The tower was a water tank in 1885 and sank over time but today it serves as a clock tower.
- Kellie’s Castle in Batu Gajah – Checkout this spooky abandoned mansion for gothic architecture. Additionally, there have been rumours of secret passageways so fun is definitely guaranteed.
Be in Awe of Nature
Untouched nature is a huge part of travelling in Malaysia as we still have many beautiful marvels to explore and take in. There are tons of places to choose from such as the places we looked up.
- Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in Matang – This is the largest of its kind and is protected under Malaysian Law. Take a river cruise to explore and catch the fireflies at night.
- Taiping Lake Gardens in Taiping – Famous for being Malaysia’s oldest park, it has 10 man-made lakes, a lotus pond, and several bridges. It even houses trees that are more than a hundred years old.
- Gua Tempurung in Gopeng – As west Malaysia’s largest cave, you can choose from two guided tours; a dry tour that takes you through an easy route to marvel at the natural beauty or wet tours that include some strain through narrow obstacles with waist-deep water
Have Some Adventure
Perak is a great place for thrill-seekers even offering activities for the kiddies to experience too! Some of the most amazing places are the ones below where you can truly let your hair down and forget the everyday problems we face.
- White Water Rafting in Gopeng – Perak’s Kampar River is the ‘it spot’ for adventure, this amazing river has a total of 14 rapids ranging from class one to class three. To top it off it’s surrounded by a lush and green forest.
- Pristine beaches in Pangkor Island – one of Malaysia’s more underrated islands this place hosts untouched jungles, coastlines, and the amazing Hornbill bird. Tourists can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and request to feed the wild Hornbills.
- Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh – Visit this fun-filled adventure park that has various activities and theme parks for a joyous vacation and stay over in a luxurious campsite. Check out our website offers on tickets and our glamping packages to make your stay even better.
So, as you can see, Perak is definitely a state that one must visit in Malaysia. With it’s historical and environmental perseverance and it’s many options of entertainment, you should definitely add it to your bucket list.
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