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05 Best Things To Do In Ipoh – Traverse magical landscapes

Located in the state of Perak, Ipoh is a less-visited destination since it's not much popular among many leisure travellers around the world. Ipoh is known in Malaysia as an important city where one can discover the vibrant history of Malaysia. View its beautiful street murals and visit a museum to know more about this wonderful city.

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Admire Ipoh street art

Ipoh street art? When travelling to Malaysia, it will be a huge mistake if you don't spend some time in some of the towns such as Penang and George Town to view its popular street art scene. The eye-catching street art in George Town features a three-dimensional element enabling those who view to interact with the art. 'The Mural Art Trail' which was launched in 2014 boosted the tourism industry in this fascinating city. It showcases 9 mural locations along with GPS coordinates.

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Sam Poh Tong Temple

What better way to relax your mind than visiting a temple to immerse yourself in hours of quiet contemplation? Located in Gunung Rapat, this cave temple has gained extra popularity among tourists for its fascinating design. Known as the largest cave temple in the country among locals, it houses different statues of Buddha interspersed among stalagmites and stalactites. After a cliff climb of 246 steps, it will lead you to catch a bird's eye view of Ipoh and its surroundings. If you are residing at an Ipoh hotel the likes of Travelodge Ipoh, this cave temple is located 10 minutes away.

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Try Ipoh food

When it comes to Ipoh food, you'll definitely spoilt for choice with its range of food varieties. While Ipoh is popular for its delicious salted chicken and bean sprout, you'll find more verities to entice your taste buds here. All dim sum lovers should head over to the Ming Court Tim Sum in Ipoh to enjoy a flavoursome dish. From quirky Malaysian style food to mouth-watering hawker fare steeped in years of tradition, a culinary journey to savour Ipoh food is a mesmerising affair.

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Explore the Lost World of Tambun

Ipoh is a very family-friendly tourist destination. It has some exciting for those coming from all over the world. It's the first theme park in Southeast Asia to have many exciting rides and a range of hot springs. This is the best place for you to cool off with wild fun and endless wet! Want to experience the park in a different light? Experience a thrilling ride along the longest man-made adventure river in Malaysia. Don't forget to spot the sights of ancient limestone hills. Hit the giant waves of the Jungle Wave Bay, the biggest wave pool of Malaysia. You can have a great time with your kids by having an adrenaline-packed ride at the cliff racer.

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Pay a visit to Ho Yan Hor Museum

Spare some time to visit the Ho Yan Hor Museum to know Ipoh's historical heritage. Before it's being converted to a museum, originally it was a herbal tea shop. Now it features many features such as storyboards, antiques and artefacts, educational corners, documentary videos and tea bars from where you can taste Chinese brands of herbal tea.

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