How About An Ipoh Road Trip?
Ipoh is Malaysia's charming sleepy town with a vibrant local food, culture, and arts scene. Besides its good old Ipoh white coffee, tau fu fah, and murals, Ipoh is also home to beautiful limestone karst mountains, caves, and serene hot springs! Check out our complete 3D2N Ipoh Itinerary Guide that will bring you to the best food and sightseeing spots in the town.
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Nam Heong White Coffee
Start your day right with some egg tarts and Ipoh white coffee at the rustic Nam Heong White Coffee Shop! This humble kopitiam is one of the pioneers of Ipoh white coffee, and is even the inspiration behind the now-popular Old Town White Coffee. The coffee here is foamy and a great balance of sweetness and bitterness - pair it with some egg tarts or kaya and butter toast for some simple goodness.
- Address: 2, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7AM - 530PM, closed on Mondays
New Hollywood Canning Garden (halal option)
This is the best place to get halal, authentic Chinese food in Ipoh! It's famous for its Hong Kong chee cheong fun made fresh with juicy prawns or chicken. Other yummy dishes here include their wonton noodles, cakoi, and curry noodles. Make sure to come by early before the crowd builds up, or be ready to wait in line for a seat!
- Address: Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7AM - 10PM
Ipoh Street Art
Ipoh's old buildings were beautified with a series of unique, local-style murals by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic back in 2014. His masterpieces are dotted across the town, in stray alleys, and at the back of buildings. Obtain a map from the Tourist Information Centre that will show you where to find them!
Here are some of our favourites you shouldn't miss:
- Kopi O Ikat Tepi (carpark on Jalan Tun Sambanthan)
- Old Uncle Drinking Coffee (opposite Ipoh Tourist Information Centre)
- Man With Trishaw (at the corner of Jalan Market)
- Yellow Hummingbird (on Jalan Panglima)
- Kids Riding Paper Plane (on Jalan Tun Sambanthan)
Concubine Lane & Market Lane
These streets are must-visits when in Ipoh! They're lined with cute boutique shops, laid-back cafes, dessert spots, and vibrant decor. Get your camera ready for some shots against the nice backdrops here, make sure you keep an eye out for some murals and street art in the area!
Yasmin Ahmad Museum
Continue your journey of art and culture by popping by the Yasmin Ahmad Museum, located at Kong Heng. This small, unconventional museum was built with the aim to educate and inspire visitors to create films and commercial scripts of their own, just like the late Yasmin did. The little space is filled with nostalgic poetry, films, and photography.
- Address: 91, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Kong Heng Square
Since you're already here, take some time to explore Kong Heng Square, a charming space where you can find booths and little stalls selling knick-knacks, souvenirs, and crafts. If you're looking for something to quench your thirst on a hot day, get an ais kepal (ice ball) from Bits & Bobs!
Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fah
Tau fu fah (soya beancurd) is a must-have dessert when in Ipoh! It is said that the tau fu fah here is made with spring water in Ipoh, giving it its unique taste and texture. Our favourite spot to satisfy our tau fu fah cravings is Funny Mountain, a family-run store that has been serving good old tau fu fah for over 60 years. You can even "drive-thru" to get your tau fu fah and enjoy it in your car!
- Address: 50, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 10AM - 730PM, closed on Tuesdays
Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken
End your day on a yummy note by feasting on some fragrant chicken rice at Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken. This is one of the most popular chicken rice places in Ipoh! If you're a taugeh (bean sprouts) lover, make sure you order a big plate of taugeh to enjoy with your chicken rice. You can also opt for hor fun (flat white noodles) if you prefer that over rice.
- Address: 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 10AM - 10PM
Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum
Start your second day early with a dim sum breakfast! Our favourite dim sum spot is definitely Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum that will greet you with its bustling atmosphere made up of old-school tables, mosaic floor tiles, sharing tables with strangers, and waiters who weave through the crowd with silver trays of dim sum. Make sure you come by early as the crowd builds up quickly! It opens as early as 6AM and is especially crowded on weekends.
- Address: 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 6AM - 1230PM, closed on Thursdays
Mee Kari Kak Yah (halal option)
Restoran Mee Kari Kak Yah is a popular halal breakfast spot in Ipoh, loved for its wide-variety of yummy choices! Whether you're craving for mee kari, bihun sup, cheong fun, nasi lemak, roti bakar, or kuih-muih, you'll find something for you in this humble restaurant. Come here hungry and leave with a satisfied tummy.
- Address: Jalan Jelapang Selatan 1, Kampung Tengku Husin Hujong, 30020, Ipoh
- Opening Hours: 7AM - 12PM, 5PM - 10PM (except Sundays), closed on Mondays
Lost World Of Tambun
Make your way to the Lost World Of Tambun for a fun-filled day after your dim sum feast! Lost World Of Tambun is one of the best family-friendly attractions in Malaysia with its wide-range of outdoor activities set amidst beautiful natural landscapes. Scream your lungs out on the roller coaster, soak in the hot springs, and get up-close and personal with adorable raccoons at the petting zoo! We recommend staying till the evening as the park transforms into a different space after nightfall, complete with fire performances and a mysterious luminous forest.
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- Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
- Get your discounted tickets here
Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Not a fan of theme parks? Rejuvenate in the arms of nature instead! The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a peaceful health and fitness sanctuary built around the beauty of nature. Nestled in a 22.7-acre valley in Perak, it is surrounded by limestone caves that have been standing proud for over 400 million years.
Soak in one of the hot springs dipping pools here, meditate in the crystal cave, and join in one of the Banjaran's daily yoga classes! Find out more:
Nasi Ganja At Kedai Kopi Yong Suan (halal)
Nasi Ganja is technically Nasi Kandar, a term coined by the locals because it's so addictive. Start your day with the best nasi ganja in town at Kedai Kopi Yong Suan, a rustic coffee shop that has been in business for over 60 years. Though it gets crowded here sometimes, service is quick and efficient so don't worry too much if you spot a long queue (in fact, most people in line are actually there to bungkus their meal)! Enjoy a hearty plate of nasi ganja with ayam merah, salted egg, veggies, and topped with flavourful curries.
- Address: 2, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
- Opening Hours: 930AM - 6PM
Gunung Lang Recreational Park
Gunung Lang Recreational Park is located 5km from Ipoh town, and is a otherworldly limestone area with unique limestone formations that provide a scenic backdrop for photos. There's a beautiful lake, lookout towers offering great views of nature, a cascading waterfall, as well as other facilities like a playground, campsite, and mini zoo here.
- Address: Jalan Damai, 30100 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
- Opening Hours: 830AM - 6PM
Continue your exploration by popping by Kellie's Castle, a famous Ipoh attraction that is a combination of beauty, mystery, and tragedy. The castle was built by a Scottish planter for his beloved wife (just like the story behind the Taj Mahal!) but was unfortunately left unfinished following his death. This castle's grounds have raised mystery over the years, three secret tunnels were discovered, and there have been spooky tales and rumours of supernatural sightings here.
- Address: 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak
- Opening Hours: 9AM - 530PM (weekdays), 9AM - 6PM (Friday & weekends)
If you're up for more adventure, head to Gua Tempurung! This cave is one of the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia, located in Gopeng, approximately 24km south of Ipoh. It is popular amongst caving enthusiasts and you can join in a range of tours of varying lengths and difficulties. The cave is made up of large domes, a narrow river passage, huge chambers, and some amazing rock formations that can only be found in this part of the world.
- Address: Pusat Pelancongan Gua Tempurung, 31600 Gopeng, Negeri Perak
Book Your Ipoh Stay On Klook
Book your stay at an award-winning 5-star hotel during your Ipoh trip! The Haven Resort is one of our favourite resorts in Malaysia, with an infinity pool framed by beautiful limestone cliffs and spacious apartment-style units perfect for a getaway with family and friends. Find out more about The Haven Resort:
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