Things To Do In Kuala Kangsar

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1. Ubudiah Mosque

Ubudiah Mosque
Must visit

19 km
from city center
1 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Ubudiah Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Built in Mogul-Gothic style of architecture, this spectacular mosque is adorned with a ginormous central dome, four minarets, small gold domes and white Italian marble.

2. Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail

Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail
4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
2 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Dotted with palaces, forts, mosques and historical sites, the Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail connects all the 22 heritage assets in the charming Kuala Kangsar town. The trail’s most famous sites include Perak War Memorial, Masjid Ubudiah, Istana Kenangan Palace, the Baitul Annur and Baitul Rahmah Mansions, Air Raid Shelter Fort, Victoria Bridge, and Pavilion Tower. Several handicraft hubs, mausoleums, museums and traditional Malay houses are also along the trail.

3. Pavilion Tower Kuala Kangsar

Pavilion Tower Kuala Kangsar
4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
3 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Overlooking the sports field of Kuala Kangsar Malay College at Jalan Bendahara, the Pavilion Tower is a significant traditional Malay-style monument. Built-in 1920, it was once the resting place for the king after polo matches and a recreational centre for court officials and dignitaries. Now it is a part of the public Pavilion Tower public park.

4. Mould a Labu Sayong

Mould a Labu Sayong
4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
4 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

A symbol of Malay art, labu sayong is a traditional clay-built water pitcher shaped like a gourd. They are used to store cool liquids and are said to have healing properties. In Kuala Kangsar, visitors can use moulds or traditional wheels and learn how to craft their own labu sayong at Labu Sayong Craft Centre, Win Kraf Labu Sayong, and Kilang Labu Sayong, offering workshops and souvenirs.

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5. Labu Kubong Homestay

Labu Kubong Homestay
4.2 /5

80 km
from city center
5 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

A serene retreat on nature’s lap, Labu Kubong Homestay offers an immersive experience of rural Malaysia in the Naga Dragon Valley. This heritage Malay house features two large dorms for six guests each, twin beds, air-conditioning and balconies with hill views. The hosts arrange fun-filled village tours, tasty Malay buffets, cultural performances, and eco-adventure walks through private rice paddies, bee farms, rubber, bananas, and durian plantations.

6. Perak River Safari

Perak River Safari
4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
6 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Discover the rustic countryside, royal town, and fishing villages of Kuala Kangsar on a thrilling safari of the Perak river, the second longest river in Malaysia. Used for ore transport during the 19th century, the river now houses hydropower dams and is lined with farms, open fields, green hills, and tropical forests rich in wildlife, waterfalls and villages. One can also get off their cruise at tourist attractions for kayaking, fishing, camping and trekking.

7. Sultan Iskandar Bridge

Sultan Iskandar Bridge
4.2 /5

19 km
from city center
7 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

The Sultan Iskandar Bridge, or the Iskandariah Bridge, is the longest steel arch bridge in Malaysia that is constructed over the Perak River. It was designed in London, England and constructed by a company based in Klang. It is a beautiful scenic destination that ferries both pedestrians and vehicles. It can be best experienced from the river bank that oversees it, especially during sunset and sunrise.

8. Istana Kenangan

Istana Kenangan
4.0 /5

19 km
from city center
8 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Kenangan, or the Palace of Memories, is the former residence of the royal family of Kuala Kangsar. Made of wood, without a single metal nail, the exterior of the museum is breathtaking. Today it houses the Royal Museum of Perak.

9. Istana Iskandariah

Istana Iskandariah
4.5 /5

19 km
from city center
9 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Iskandariah is the royal residence of the Sultan of Perak and of the most stunning royal palaces in Malaysia. Carved beautifully with minarets, domes and arches, the palace is a three storey building half of which is still a royal residence and other half is famous as a popular tourist spot. An amalgamation of Arabian and European architecture, the palace is worth visiting.

10. Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery
4.2 /5

18 km
from city center
10 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery, the former royal palace, is now a heritage museum in Kuala Kangsar. Also known as Istana Kota and Istana Hulu, it is designed in a way to showcase the essence of Renaissance, neoclassical and Moorish style of architecture. Established in 1903, the museum celebrate the life of Sultan Azlan Shah and houses his personal items like gem-crusted watches, his Rolls-Royces, and items from his school days. The most fascinating part of the gallery is Malaysia’s largest recorded fungus which is still kept preserved.

11. Victoria Bridge Malaysia

Victoria Bridge Malaysia
4.4 /5

21 km
from city center
11 out of 11
things to do in Kuala Kangsar

Victoria Bridge is a single lane railway, situated in a small town called Karai, half hour drive away from Kuala Kangsar. Encompassing Perak River, it is one of the oldest railway bridges. It is given a gazette of national heritage because of its rich history and intricate structure.

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