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  Perak Map
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  History & Traditional Performance
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  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Nature & Adventure Travel
  Cultural Destination
  Fun & Excitement Holiday
  Heritage Sites
  Hot Springs & Waterfalls
  Island Holiday
  Museums & Galleries
   
  Ipoh (State Capital):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Gunung Korbu Forest Reserve
  The Lost World Of Tambun
   
  Gerik:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Rafflesia Wonderland
  Royal Belum Forest Reserve
  Temenggor Lake
   
  Gopeng:
 
  General Info
 
  Gua Tempurung (Cave)
  Kampar River White Water Rafting
   
  Kuala Gula:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
   
  Kuala Kangsar:
 
  General Info
 
  City Attraction
  Deer & Ostrich Farm
  Keris & Parang Making
  Tekad Benang & Labu Sayong
   
  Lumut:
 
  General Info
 
  Pulau Pangkor Island
  Pulau Pangkor Laut Island
  Pulau Sembilan Island
  Teluk Batik Beach
   
  Pasir Salak:
 
  General Info & Attraction
   
  Taiping:
 
  General Info
 
  Bukit Larut
  Kota Ngah Ibrahim
  Malaysia Oldest Prison
  Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
  Old Clock Tower
  Perak Museum
  Rustic Kuala Sepetang
  Taiping Lake Gardens
  Uniquely Zoo Taiping
   
  Tapah:
 
  General Info
 
  Kuala Woh Recreational Park
  Lata Iskandar Waterfall
  Lata Kinjang Waterfall
  Sungai Klah Hot Springs
 
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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Cultural Destination
 
 

RICH CULTURAL LEGACY

 

Malays, Chinese, Indians as well as other ethnic communities co-exist harmoniously in the state. The various places of worship bear testament to this rich cultural melting pot, which is also home to charming kampongs - among the best places to experience traditional Malaysian hospitality.

 
 
UBUDIAH MOSQUE - KUALA KANGSAR
 

Kuala Kangsar?s crowning glory is the Ubudiah Mosque, at Bukit Chandan which was constructed at the turn of the century. Reputed to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the country, it has some excellent touches of Islamic architecture in its magnificent golden domes and minarets. The construction of the mosque began in the reign of Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah 1, the 28th Sultan of Perak, but was interrupted a number of times. Elephants damaged the Italian marble flooring twice during the first World War. The mosque was officially opened in 1917.

 
 
 
STATE MOSQUE - IPOH
 

The State Mosque was built in 1968. Located in Ipoh, it covers an area of 2.6ha and was constructed to accommodate the growing Muslim population in the state. It was named after Sultan Idris Shah II (1963 - 1984), who officiated its opening. The foundation stone of the mosque was laid by the then Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Haji Abdul Razak. This architectural masterpiece features a 38m-high minaret and domes that are adorned with thousands of mosaic tiles.

 
 
 
KEK LONG TONG TEMPLE - IPOH
 

This is one of the more recent cave temples to be opened in lpoh. What sets this cave temple apart from the rest are its collection of bronze statues and well-manicured garden.

 

Opening hours : 6:30am - 7:00pm

Admission fee

 
 
 
SAM POH TONG CAVE TEMPLE - IPOH
 

 

Another famous cave temple is the Sam Poh Tong temple in Gunung Rapat, 5km south of Ipoh. The temple is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha set among the natural stalactites and stalagmites. A pond in the outer courtyard contains tortoises (a Chinese symbol of longevity). Devotees release tortoises into the pond wishing for luck and a long life and the pond is invariably crowded. The tortoises can be fed with stalks of vegetables. There is also a wishing well for those seeking better fortunes. An ornamental garden in front of the temple is a favourite photography spot. There is a vegetarian restaurant within the temple grounds.

 

Opening hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Admission free

 
 
 
MEKPRASIT TEMPLE - IPOH
 

The Mekprasit Temple is a Thai Buddhist temple located about 3km north of Ipoh along Jalan Kuala Kangsar on the main trunk road to Taiping. Highlight of the temple is the 24m-long reclining Buddha, which is one of the largest in Malaysia.

 

Opening hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Admission fee: Free

 
 
 
PERAK TONG TEMPLE - IPOH
 

Perak is well known for its range of cave temples such as the Perak Tong Temple. Set in the caves of Gunung Tasek, it was built in 1926 by a Buddhist monk from China. It now houses 40 Buddha statues, the centre piece being a 12.8-metre statue of a sitting Buddha. Beyond the main altar is a passage leading into the interior.

 

Opening hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Admission fee: Free

 
 
 
HOMESTAYS
 

 Want to stay somewhere unique, where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend? The Homestay programme allows Visitors from near and far to live like the locals. Enjoy traditional Malay hospitality and a slice of kampong (village) life. Participate in rural activities such as basket-weaving, fishing, sugar cane processing or indulge in traditional games such as congkak. Other unique programmes include attending a traditional wedding and watching a local cultural dance or Malay martial arts performance. There are also activities catered for children.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Cultural Destination
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA