Seated amidst lofty limestone cliffs, rivers, and some captivating historical caves, Gopeng is a serene town in the Kampar district of Perak. It lies approximately 30 minutes south of Ipoh and 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur by car. It is known for its lush green rainforests that houses the subgroup of Orang Asli called the Semai tribe. The main draw of Gopeng is thrashing around in rivers and waterfalls.
Guided activites at Gopeng include river boarding and white water rafting, caving, wet abseiling, and guided walks to rafflesia blooming site. Most of the activities and accommodation go hand in hand at Gopeng and available as packages. Other prominent sites to visit include Gua Tempurung cave, Kinta Nature Park and Gaharu Tea Valley.
A place gladly welcoming spelunkers or cave enthusiasts, Gua Tempurung is one of the oldest caves in Peninsular Malaysia. It is further segregated into 5 different caverns that are stacked with stalagmites and stalactites. It is popularly known as the "Coconut Cave" because of its dome-like structure. Golden Flowstone cavern rises to about 90 metres in height and displays a smoothed stone cascade that dazzles in gold when the river flows. Gergasi or Giant Cavern displays a massive 15m high column whereas the Universe Cavern massively rises to a height of 72 metres. Another cavern is the Battlefield Cavern where fallen stalactites and rock formations are littered on the ground.
Entry fees: Adult: RM20, Child: RM 10
Guided Tour: Adult: RM40, Child: RM20
Timings: Saturday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM, Friday: 9AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5PM
Serving as the annexe of the Gopeng museum, Gopeng Heritage House is stacked with numerous artefacts, antiques, old furniture, and calligraphy paintings that very gives an insight into the lives of local natives who resided in Gopeng some 125 years ago. It has dedicated 2 floors to all the unique and traditional exhibits here. The ground floor is filled with Chinese furniture, ornaments, and ceramics. The exhibits arranged upstairs include old fur stole, hat, Old radios, clocks, suitcases, beer bottles, vintage cigarette packets, musical instruments, and gramophone records.
Timings: Saturday - Sunday - 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Entry fee: Free