Ipoh Travel Guide

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Ipoh Travel Guide

Ipoh is a city on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia and the capital of the state of Perak. Ipoh experienced a tin mining boom in the early 19th century, and today there are many remnants of the colonial era. The train station at Ipoh’s old town, known locally as the “Taj Mahal of Ipoh”, is one such building.

The city is approximately half way between KL and Penang, and it is the junction for the Cameron Highlands, so travellers tend to pass it by. While there is an airport here, its proximity to KL and Penang means that most flights are servicing those two cities.

The city is waking up from years of economic decline, with old shophouses transformed into hip cafes and award-winning eateries. In 2016 Lonely Planet listed Ipoh as one of the Best in Asia cities to visit for that year, which heralded the arrival of Ipoh as a cool place to visit.

Blog Posts

The rebirth of Ipoh Old Town

Book Accommodation

Ipoh hotels – Search for discount hotels in Ipoh.

Hotel Reviews
Cititel Express Ipoh
Pi Hotel

Travel Guides

ipoh-city.com – Ipoh Tourism Board official website.

Ipoh travel guide – wikitravel.org.

Blog Posts

Things to do for free in Ipoh, Perak – tripfez.com.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei (Travel Guide)


Ipoh Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of Ipoh.

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  1. richardtede says

    Great architecture. Beautiful marvelous, gorgeous.

  2. Ipoh is an interesting place and I’m glad to have stopped there on the way to the Cameron Highlands. I loved the food in Ipoh and it is cheaper than in KL.

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