Welcome to Ipoh

Ipoh /ˈiːpoʊ/ (Chinese: 怡保; pinyin: Yí bǎo; Jyutping: ji4 bou2; Tamil: ஈப்போ) is the capital city of the state of Perak, Malaysia and also the third largest city in Malaysia. Ipoh’s old world charm and booming hipster cafes has impressed the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, after the city was listed as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2016. Ipoh is the only city in Malaysia to be listed, at sixth place. Read more about Ipoh from Lonely Planet.

With population over 750.000 inhabitants. 70% of Ipoh’s population is of Chinese origin. The city is located at a distance of approximately 200 kilometers to the north of Kuala Lumpur. From the North-South Expressway you can reach Ipoh within 2 hours by car.

From Ipoh you can reach the island of Penang in 1,5 hours (150km). The city used to be the center of the tin industry (in the world); but those days are long gone. Nowadays the city still recovers from the important role it used to play; but it has much to offer to tourists. Ipoh is surrounded by beautiful limestone outcrops with wonderful cave temples; some of Malaysia’s biggest attractions are only a couple of hours away by car. Today’s Ipoh is well known for its excellent restaurants, hawkers, and famous local dishes. Because of this you will find famous ‘Ipoh cuisine’ hawkers at many places throughout Malaysia.


Ipoh has many nice attractions and sights in and around the city. One popular attraction is the Gunung Lang recreation park; where many locals spend their time to relax as it is just few kilometers away from the city center. The Lost World of Tambun Park is also a very popular attraction among locals and tourists. The city also houses beautiful architecture, such as the Railway Station, Town Hall and High Court. Other attractions are: Kinta River, Mariamman kovil temple, Ipoh Heritage Walk, Kellie’s Castle, Perak Cave with its numerous beautiful Buddha statues, Sam Poh Tong temple and the Kek Lok Tong temple. There are also numerous night markets at different locations throughout Ipoh; besides browsing for nice buys you can also buy snacks and food at the markets.
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For any questions, please contact +605-525 2048 or
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