Taiping attractions

Top Choice Museum in Taiping

Muzium Perak

With many of Perak's museums in dire need of more funding, Taiping's well-maintained Muzium Perak stands out. Parts of the pristine, whitewashed building date to the 1900s and inside are diverting displays about nat…
Gardens in Taiping

Taman Tasik Taiping

Taiping's centrepiece is a 64-hectare expanse of lagoons and grassland east of town. Created in 1880 on the site of an abandoned tin mine, the gardens owe their lush greenery to Taiping’s annual rainfall – thought t…
Church in Taiping

All Saints Church

Consecrated in 1887 this timber church is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaysia and is still used as a place of worship. The Gothic-inspired ensemble was designed by Australian architect George A Lefroy. S…
Zoo in Taiping

Zoo Taiping & Night Safari

Animals are always happiest in the wild, but Taiping's zoo is a well-maintained space managed by conservation-minded staff. Elephants have shade and space to bathe in dust and water, while other creatures such as li…
Cemetery in Taiping

Taiping War Cemetery

Arranged across two green spaces bisected by a main road, this small cemetery has row upon row of headstones for the British, Australian and Indian troops killed during WWII. Some 331 wartime casualties are identifi…
Mosque in Taiping

Masjid Daerah Taiping

With its prominent gold domes, this mosque is an arresting feature of central Taiping's skyline. Only Muslims may enter.