Ipoh and the surrounding Kinta Valley are virtual time warps into colonial-era Malaysia. Taiping also has its share of visit-worthy historic buildings, while Kuala Kangsar sparkles with mosques and royal palaces.
Regional Chinese Cuisine
Ipoh, Perak’s largest city, is one of Malaysia’s top culinary destinations, home to excellent regional Chinese food as well as some great Malay food and aritisan coffee shops.
Jungles & Mangroves
Perak is home to the deep jungles of Royal Belum State Park and the slightly muddier forests of Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. Gopeng, outside of Ipoh, also has a burgeoning nature scene.