Explore the Hipster Capital of Malaysia in style at Ipoh, Malaysia’s third largest city that has recently shot to fame as an offbeat destination for lovers of adventure, art, heritage, and architecture. From exploring breathtaking limestone caves and kayaking along the Kinta River to trying out the famous Ipoh white coffee and strolling through the city to find gorgeous street art, this city has much to offer!
Not only is Ipoh the Gateway to the Cameron Highlands, it also enthralls visitors with its gorgeous street art and heritage sites. Located 180 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh presents many adventures – visitors can explore an abandoned twentieth-century castle at Kellie’s castle, hike to 2000-year-old temples and limestone caves, water raft along the Kampar River or opt to discover the city on a bike.
Divided into Old Town and New Town by the Kinta River, Ipoh presents a unique mix of old-school charm and modern amenities – the pubs, restobars, and clubs are as welcoming as the ancient Buddhist sanctums. The local cuisine offers freshly caught seafood and Chinese delicacies like Sar Hor Fun (single pot noodles) and Tau Fu Fa (soy pudding). The Heong Peng and white coffee are must-try specialties.
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Limestone caves, castle, delicious Malaysian food, colonial buildings, street art, cheap accommodation.
Not many English-speaking locals, humid weather.
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