Welcome to Kuala Lipis
Lipis was a gold-mining centre long before the British arrived in 1887, but the town’s heyday began in 1898 when it became the capital of Pahang. Grand colonial buildings date from this period, and trade increased when the railway came through in 1924. In 1957 the capital shifted to Kuantan and Kuala Lipis went into decline. The somewhat less charming ‘New Town’ is across the river from the old centre.
It's best known as a launching pad for visits to the nearby Kenong Rimba State Park, but Kuala Lipis also draws people for its delightful colonial-era architecture and welcoming character.