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.
Ipoh hotels – Search for discount hotels in Ipoh.
ipoh-city.com – Ipoh Tourism Board official website.
Ipoh travel guide – wikitravel.org.
Things to do for free in Ipoh, Perak – tripfez.com.
Ipoh Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of Ipoh.