Located on the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia, Perak also referred to as Darul Ridzuan (Abode of Grace) is the fourth largest state of Malaysia. The state is renowned for its rich and diverse cultural heritage and its tropical beauty and biodiversity. It houses numerous white sand beaches which offer alluring underwater treasures. Perak is a natural wonder with its clean and green environment and the beautiful historical caves.
Perak means silver in Malay, the silver colour of tin whose significance can be derived from the abundance of tin alluvial deposits in the region. Ipoh and Taiping, towns of Perak are well-known for providing a glimpse into the local life and tradition of the Malaysian citizens. Kuala Kangsar, the capital of the state is home to Ubudiah Mosque which is adorned with golden dome and minarets.
The town of Gopeng provides rafting opportunities on the Kampa River and Royal Belum State Park offers riverboat tours in the tropical rainforests which are home to endangered Asian elephants and tigers.
Cave Temples, The Lost World of Tambun, Perak State Museum, Kellie's Castle which was once believed to be haunted, the Pangkor Island providing diving and swimming options, The Belum-Temengor Forest Reserve, Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park and Lenggong Valley are other noteworthy attractions. Perak is also filled with picturesque landscapes, breathtaking views and appealing architecture.
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