The famous Ipoh White Coffee that took the world by storm originated in this small coffee shop, Nam Heong, in Ipoh. White coffee is still served in old-school coffee cups in an old kopitiam setting.
Concubine Lane is a long and uneven street that was built in 1908. The history behind the weird name was literally taken from how Chinese Magnate and British officers used to keep their mistresses in this area.
Sam Poh Tong is a very beautiful and famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapat. The Chinese Buddhist Temple was discovered in 1912 in a limestone hill.In 1993, this temple was awarded “Best Landscaped Garden” in Malaysia. There’s a variety of landscape garden with Japanese stone lanterns and pagodas, fish ponds that you can feed tortoise, and even a vegetarian restaurant outside the temple.
Famous Ipoh Chicken Rice places include Lou Wong, Ong Kee and Cowan Street. You’ll always see these restaurants packed with locals and tourists alike. The aromatic chicken is the smoothest you will ever taste!
Ipoh Hor Fun is one of the local’s favourite, you can see them in every restaurant and coffee shop in Ipoh. The restaurant that stands out the most is Thean Chun Coffee Shop, which comes highly recommended.
Their theme park also includes a water park, amusement park, hot springs and spa, and even a petting zoo. Lost World of Tambun can be the last stop of your Ipoh adventure, where you’ll be able to lounge around the hot springs after a long day of touring!
The theme park is open Monday-Friday 11am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm located at Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1. A day of fun and adventure will not be far off from this historical city of Ipoh.
Qing Xin Ling is a lush lakeside cultural village that is translated into “Serene Hill” located at Taman Saikat. This is probably the best definition to Ipoh attractions on steroids.There are so much outdoor activities to do here, like jungle trekking, bicycle riding, and having your own barbecue around a campfire. You could even feed fishes here. There are also swings set up in front of the lake for you to enjoy the beautiful view of the village.
Ho Yan Hor Museum preserves old buildings as a heritage project to restore these properties and promote awareness of Ipoh’s historical heritage. It is opened from Tuesday-Sunday, from 10am-4pm, located at Jalan Bijeh Timah!
Ho Yan Hor was originally a herbal tea shop, now transformed into a museum that has services like educational corner and story boards, documentary videos, antiques and artifacts, and also a tea bar serving their Ho Yan Hor tea.
You can find interesting murals on the side of the building. Entrance to the museum is free! Ho Yan Hor Museum is one of Ipoh’s famous attractions to date!
Gua Tambun was discovered in 1959 by a British soldier and was declared as Ipoh’s national heritage in 2010. The cave has paintings as old as 3,000 years. It is located at Ulu Kinta with no charges for entrance fees.
While Gua Tambun is very much underrepresented, a group of people, Center for Global Archaeological Research USM are trying to create heritage awareness projects to stop vandalism and flora/fauna interference.
Besides having mini-tours on the cave paintings, they encourage tourists and locals to draw their own art on mini wood blocks as a way of learning the meaning of the cave paintings.
Clearly influenced by the British’s colonization in the early 1900s, this Victorian stronghold and its integrity have held its existence since its inception.