Stall of Bits & Bobs is the place to sell famous ais kepa (snow cream).
Stall of Bits & Bobs is the place to sell famous ais kepa (snow cream).

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Kong Heng Square Artisan Market

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Lovely coffee shop

These streets are a place concentrate of ancient Chinese houses that feels like visiting the famous ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam. There are a lot of local specialties selling here, where you can buy family and friends for the best Ipoh gifts.

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You can buy souvenir items of gifts at here.
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Charming old town
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This is a vintage-filled square with renovated ruins and buildings, becoming fashion stores, colorful stalls and trendy Plan B café.

Address: 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Concubine Lane

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This is a neighborhood of Chinese people with an ancient architecture that attracts many tourists here. In addition, come to Concubine, visitors can also enjoy typical dishes such as douhua, egg tart, Hainan chicken rice, … Therefore, no tourists can “refuse” to visit the road even once.

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The beautiful alley with hanging lanterns
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A road is decorated with cute lanterns, on both sides are cafes and restaurants.

Tourists and locals often visit Lorong Panglima – also known as Concubine. Ipoh residents often tell stories about the beauty of the city. Although Lorong Panglima has not been restored for many years, this is still a place in Malaysia’s heritage road. The restaurants are built here and many famous hotels are also present, typically the hotel number 27 Concubine.

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A corner of the lame , although not restored, still has the characteristic old features | ipoh travel blog

Address: 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Mural Art (Wall paintings)

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Picture on the wall in a cafe.

The artist Ernest Zacharevic took inspiration from Ipoh’s heroic past to paint on the walls everywhere in the city. He started this work in 2014 with the project called Old Town’s Art, bringing the history of Ipoh to the walls. Coffee bags, men enjoying coffee … is one of the many contents of the paintings. There are quite a lot of paintings drawn in 3D style and you can enjoy them when going through the Jahan market, Jalan Tun Sambathan and Jalan Padang. In addition to Zacharevic, street art here is also quite interesting to change from time to time during the year.

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Painter Ernest Zacharevic
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Art on the wall is spread in this new land | ipoh travel guide

Like George Town in Penang, Ipoh Old Town also has street art, worth visiting. Take the street map and have fun all the time, remember to visit the Mural Art Street in the New Ipoh City, because this lane is covered with frescoes from beginning to end.

Ipoh Wall Murals

Ipoh Wall Murals
Ipoh Wall Murals

Ipoh Wall Murals

Ipoh Wall Murals
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Funtasy House Trick Art

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The house is located at 16, Jalan Market, which is home to lively and creative 3D pictures. Just spend a small amount of money, visitors can have photos “virtual living” extremely “cool” to show off to friends.

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Location of interesting check-in for young people.

Address: 16, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Phone: +60 5-255 0007
Hours: 9AM–6PM

Lost World of Tambun

Tourist complex including eating street, water world, zoo, hot spring, restaurant … Tickets are RM50 per person. Tickets include entrance fee, a hot shower and a voucher equivalent to a dish, a glass of water.

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Sunway Lost World Of Tambun, Ipoh

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Phone: +60 5-540 8888

Ipoh Tree

Ipoh Tree park

Ipoh Tree is the name of the small park in front of Ipoh railway station. The park is also associated to the independent square of Ipoh.

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Ipoh Tree | ipoh travel blog

Ipoh Tree park

Kellie’s Castle

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Malaysia’s oldest castle built by Scottish Kellie William Smith to give his wife Agnes before moving to Malaysia in 1903.

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Exterior Kellie’s Castle | ipoh blog

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However, the construction stopped because Mr. Kellie died and the flu caused 70 workers to die. Currently, this building is associated with phenomena, mysterious ghosts.

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Interior

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Address: 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia
Opened: 1915
Hours: 9AM–6PM
Construction started: 1915

Sam Poh Tong

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Entrance gates

Ipoh suburb is home to centuries-old religious architecture. These works are mostly carved on limestone cliffs and perhaps the most famous is Sam Poh Tong – a cave once inhabited by master monks in the 1890s and has become a temple and pagoda complex.

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Garden

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The solemn atmosphere in this sacred place remains intact after hundreds of years with the statues of Buddha guarding at the cave entrance and candles lit along the cave. Ling Sen Tong is a temple of modern features, bearing the appearance of a play place of the gods. Believers can freely take pictures of god statues here.

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Buddha statue at Sam Poh Tong Temple
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Ling Sen Tong Temple
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Ling Sen Tong – a temple of a modern feature, has the appearance of a play place of the gods.

Address: Kampung Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Phone: +60 5-255 2772

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Hakka mee

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Hakka mee is a specialty in Ipoh. This dish is made from egg noodles combined with bean sprouts and minced pork. Diners can enjoy Hakka mee with soy sauce or fish sauce.

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Chicken rice

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Chicken rice is also one of the specialties in Ipoh you must try. The best chicken rice restaurant is Lou Wong Ipoh — The best chicken rice in Ipoh town, Malaysia.

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Lou Wong restaurant

Sin Eng Heong

Sin Eng Heong

Sin Eng Heong is the most famous dish of Ipoh, with coconut milk and eggs. Visitors can find this dish at all bakeries throughout the city.

Sin Eng Heong

White Coffee

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White Coffee – this city’s famous drink.| ipoh travel guide

Coming to Ipoh Old Town without drinking its signature white coffee cup is not visited Ipoh yet. Ipoh white coffee is one of the best coffees in the world. You can visit any coffee shop to enjoy it.

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Egg tarts and white coffee
Typical Ipoh breakfast with white coffee and toasts
Singature Ipoh breakfast with white coffee & toasts

The art of coffee in Ipoh has long been famous. Kopi putih – the city’s unique white coffee made with a special recipe. The original recipe for this coffee is said to be at Sin Yoon Loong – a place that specializes in coffee for many years. To enjoy more refreshing drinks, come to Lim Ko Pi – a coffee-selling restaurant with the mission of preserving the traditional craft of Ipoh. This shop is located in an old building built in the 1920s.

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Kopi putih
White coffee is packed as instant coffee but when drunk, it has a light fragrance, sweet taste.
White coffee is packed as instant coffee but when drunk, it has a light fragrance, sweet taste.

Experience the snack street

Not located in Ipoh Old Town, but not far from the new Ipoh City, the snack street is where you should go to experience local cuisine, from main dishes like Seng Kee Curry Mee to the regional famous dessert like Ice Kacang.

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Ipoh street food
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Some famous dishes in Ipoh and best restaurants to taste them you can refer to:

Hong Kee Egg Cake

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Egg tarts | ipoh travel blog

Address: Kedai Kopi Weng Seng, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, 30300 Ipoh
Opening hours: 7:00 – 14:00 daily, closed on Friday.

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Kedai Kopi Weng Seng | ipoh travel blog

Fried noodles Fook Kee

Char Kway Teow – Hill Street Char Kway Teow
Fook Kee fried noodles

Address: Restaurant Yu Yee, Lebuh 3, Kg Simee, 31400 Ipoh
Opening hours: 13h – 17h30 daily, closed on Sundays.

Restaurant Yu Yee
Restaurant Yu Yee

Nasi Kandar curry rice

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Address: Restaurant Shop Yong Suan, 2, Jalan Yang Kalsom, 30250 Ipoh
Opening hours: 9:30 – 18h daily.

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Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah Kedai Yong Suan

Dim sum

Ming Court Hong Kong Restaurant
Ming Court Hong Kong Restaurant

Address: Minh Court Hong Kong Restaurant at 32, 34, 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, 30300 Ipoh
Opening hours from 6am.

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Ipoh Dimsum| ipoh blog

If you are too bored with familiar places when visiting Malaysia, please note this “new land” Ipoh. Come to Ipoh because you will definitely not regret but also be surprised what Ipoh brings to you.

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Ipoh you can refer to

Jalan Sultan Yusof street scene, Little India, old town, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Yusof street, Little India, Ipoh old town

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