As one of the closest neighboring countries to Indonesia, Malaysia is often a destination country for domestic tourists who want to vacation abroad. Apart from its geographical location, the neighboring country does have many exciting and interesting tourist destinations that are worthy of a visit.
One of the cities that can be your holiday destination in Malaysia is Ipoh. The capital of the state of Perak has some tourist destinations, ranging from monuments, and parks, to religious sites.
What are the tourist attractions in Ipoh that you should not miss? Here’s the information.
- Kok Lok Tong Cave Temple
Kok Lok Tong Cave Temple or Kok Lok Tong Cave Temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Ipoh city. The temple complex, which covers an area of 13 hectares, dates back about 100 years and is still used as an important place of worship in the city.
Inside the stunning cave, you will be greeted with an altar surrounded by Buddhist and Chinese gods.
If you want to relax, there is also a garden complete with green areas and trails that have a beautiful atmosphere typical of the Malaysian mountains.
- Birch Memorial Clock Tower
Built-in 1909, the Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a black and white clock tower that is the mainstay of Ipoh’s landmark. This monument is dedicated to JWW Birch, the first occupant of the city of Ipoh who was assassinated in 1875.
The tower is also a building honoring the British. This is evidenced by the four figures at the top of the tower that describe the four policies of the British government. In addition, there are pictures of 44 famous historical figures at the bottom of the tower.
- Lost World Of Tambun
If you visit the city of Ipoh with your family, of course, the right place for you to go is the Lost World Of Tambun. This amusement park is known as the best, that’s because the area is quite large with many exciting and interesting rides.
Lost World Of Tambun also has its zoo and a relaxing hot spring pool. Even if you want to make it a staycation destination, you can stay at a hotel located in this amusement park area.
- D.R. Sennivasagam Park
D.R. Sennivasagam Park is a city park that first opened in 1960. The park is named after D.R. Sennivasagam a famous politician born in Ipoh who played an important role in the development of this city.
In this park, you can have a picnic and relax while enjoying the cool green area. So if you want to get around the park without a day of walking, you can rent a bicycle provided by the park manager, you know!
- Ipoh Town Hall
One more tourist spot that you should not miss when visiting the city of Ipoh, especially if it is not Ipoh Town Hall. The main square of the city is equipped with neoclassical-style buildings that make you feel like you are in Europe.
The building was formerly the main administrative office and even served as a post office before now functioning as City Hall. It is also the main tourist icon of Ipoh city besides the Birch Memorial Clock Tower.
Some of these tourist destinations in Ipoh can be your holiday guide when visiting Malaysia someday. So how, Ipoh is no less cool than other big cities in Malaysia, right?