Poh Tong Temple
The temple is an impressive work of art and faith, with various statues
of Buddha amidst stalactites and stalagmites. There is also a beautiful
pond where visitors can feed the tortoises (symbol of longevity) and a
wishing well. Outside the temple is a vegetarian restaurant.
Location: 5 Km South of Ipoh,
The Mekprasit Buddist Temple
Ipohs only Thai temple. It features a mammoth sleeping Buddha and
countless other statues. Another attraction around here are the many
pottery workshops offering vases, teapots, flower pots, pitchers and
saving boxes of all
shapes and colours for sale.
Location: Jalan Kuala Kangsar
Perak Tong Temple
This Temple in Limestone Caves of Gunung Tasek, was built in 1926 by a
Buddhist priest from China. The temple houses over 40 Buddha's and
behind the main altar leads to the caves interior. After a steep climb
of 385 steps the cave opens again to reveal a wonderful view of the
Open daily: 8am to 6pm (Admission free).
Location: Jalan Kuala Kangsar, about 6 Km North of Ipoh
Darul Ridzuan Museum
Opened in 1992, it houses interesting artifacts on the history and
development of Ipoh and the mining and forestry industry of Perak. Built
over a century ago it used to be the home the Malay chieftains of Kinta and the
Open every day (a half day on
Thurs) except Fri from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Jln Pangilima Bukit Gantang Wahab
F.M.S Bar & Restaurant
F.M.S. is the acronym for Federated Malay States. Hainanese immigrants
opened the restaurant cum bat in 1906 to the predominantly European
miners and planters.
The restaurant serves excellent Chinese cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.
Ipoh Railway Station
An impressive landmark that combines Moorish architecture and a
surrounding beautiful floral garden. Also housing a hotel, it bears a
close resemblance to its Kuala Lumpur counterpart and is affectionately
known to locals as 'The Taj Mahal of Ipoh.
Location: Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab
D R Seenivasagam Park
The fresh atmosphere and variety of flora are the main attractions of
this beautiful park. Children can enjoy several recreational and
amusement facilities such as the roller-skating rink, a playground and a
mini-train course for family fun.
Location: Jalan Anderson
Kallumalai Arul Migu Subramaniam Temple
Across the street from D. R. Seenivasagam Park is the outcrop of Bukit
Cheroh and the Hindu temple where the Thaipusam celebrations are held.
It is said that Lord Muruga, the main deity at the temple appeared
before the Chinese squatters who lived in Bukit Cheroh as an elderly man
and pleaded with them to vacate the premises. within days of the elderly
man's visit, there was a catastrophic cave-in and many were injured and
This public park recreates the aesthetics of a Japanese garden. A small
Japanese house, a goldfish pond and a wooden bridge across a stream are
some of the elements that conjure up the serenity and meditative
atmosphere of the traditional Japanese garden. The grounds are lush with
a variety of beautiful tropical flowers, plants and trees. An added
attraction is the colourful floral
on a slope.
Location: Near Perak Turf Club
Geological Museum of Ipoh
Established in 1957, it houses a collection of over 600 samples of
minerals, fossils, precious stones and rock specimens. The Museum is
well known for exhibitions of tin ore, including the best specimen of cassiterite
in the world.
Visiting hours are from (Mon Fri) 8am to 4:15pm
and (Sat) 8:00am to 12:45 pm. Admission is free
Location: Jlana Sultan Azlan Shah