Top areas in Ipoh
Ipoh made its mark as one of Malaysia’s main cities after the tin mining boom of the 19th century. Hotels of the city are competitively priced, and some would say many of the 3-star and 4-star properties are rather generous with their ratings. The city’s best architecture is to the west of Kinta River. This area hosts British colonial government offices and a Ipoh Railway Station.
One of the city’s greatest attractions would be the caves and rock formations. Perak Tong is one such cave, housing over 40 statues of Buddha and many murals. Sam Po Tong and Kek Lok Ton are a couple other similar attractions. White water rafting, jungle trekking, and exploring the surrounding area are also popular things to do in the city.
Shopping opportunities in Ipoh aren’t as abundant as other Southeast Asian cities, but they do have their fair share of specialties, including fragrant biscuits, white coffee, and pottery. The Pasar Malam night market moves around the city from night to night, and the Memory Lane flea market offers imitation goods, antiques, and local souvenirs.
Visitors enter the city via Sultan Azlan Shah Airport from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Buses also provide a popular means to arrive.