If you are planning a journey to Ipoh, a city in Malaysia; then you are at the right place. It has been converted into a place of attraction from all around the world. Also, it has been considered to be a considerable spot for the tourists.Even after the demise of the Tin industry, it stands still due to its high strength. There are some of the top 10 most scenic spots for Instagram in Ipoh to catch glimpses of eyes.
1. Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
The word “Qin Xin Ling” (清心嶺) can be converted into English as “Serene Hill”. It is Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village, placed in Ipoh of Perak, is Ipoh’s new tourist attraction near Gunung Rapat. It is just conveniently located 10 minutes away from Ipoh town.Let’s set out the nature beauty and tranquillity of the rich lakeside cultural village at Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village. The park is clearly signposted on the trunk road and unlocked from 8.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. every day.
2. Perak Cave Temple
The Perak Cave Temple is one of the most popular and regularly visited cave temples in and around Ipoh . There is an information plaque outside the temple which provides some background.“In 1926 Chong Sen Yee and his wife Choong Chan Yoke who origin from Jiao-Ling province of China, found Perak Tong“.By permission from the Perak State government, they started to develop the cave temple. As Ching Sen Yee was mainly involved in the design and development of the cave temple, his wife went all out to search for donations on both a local and international level to carry out the plan.after 50 years of work on the cave, Perak Tong has now become one of the finest cave temples in Malaysia.
3. Birch Memorial Clock Tower
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This tower is constructed in memory of J.W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of Perak who was murder in 1875 by local Malay Chief Datuk Maharaja Lela. Standing in front of the Ipoh State Mosque, the square tower consists of a portrait bust and four panels illustrating the development of civilization.the clock tower has one mother bell, 6 feet 6 inches in diameter and four smaller bells which were used to bang the chimes of Big Ben. At the corners of the belfry, terracotta figures are mounted on base representing the four “Virtues of British Administration” – Loyalty, Justice, Patience and Fortitude. On the civilisation panel, 44 famous figures in world history were portrayed. The statue of the last Prophet facing the mosque was painted over in the 1990s.
4. The Haven Hotel & Resort Ipoh
The Haven is a special resort-style hotel,placed on the edge of a virgin forest, with an ever-flowing lake and a 280-million-year-old limestone outcrop; yet only 15 minutes from the city centre of Ipoh, Malaysia.the luxurious hotel contain 150 suites with lavish equipment; a clubhouse, helipad, 600m jogging track and specially designed sea-horse shaped 5-level swimming pool.set in nature, the hotel caters to the young and old. For children, there is an outdoor playground, an indoor playroom, and a pool and slide. For adults, there is the pool, gym, restaurants and a jogging track around the lake, making the hotel a wonderful place for all the family to enjoy and relax.The Haven Resort Hotel is operated by Best Western International (BWI) family chain of hotels, the world’s enormous, under its ‘Premier’ or five-star status.
5. Gunung Lang Recreational Park
Gunung Lang Recreational Park is located off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Road and becomes one of attraction that must visit in Perak. Opened in October 2000, it covers an area of 30.35 hectares out of which 14.16 hectares consists of the lake. Gunung Lang Recreational Park is divided into two sections. The entire recreational spot is developed around a scenic backdrop of the limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike.one of the main attractions of the park is the man-made cascading waterfall atop a limestone hill. Here,there is also a 2 kilometers broad walk over the swamp and lookout towers. There are also other facilities like children’s playground, campsite, mini zoo, a prayer room and washrooms.
6. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is built in a 16.19-acre valley,hold by 260 million-year-old towering palaeozoic limestone hills, verdant rainforest, rejuvenating geothermal hot springs, natural caves and cascading waterfalls. Your getaway to recover balance and rediscover your feeling of true self, this special hideaway is designed to luxuriate in, with therapeutic value in mind.25 sumptuous Garden and Water villas, a pampering Spa and Wellness Centre and a host of retreat experiences combine for optimum seclusion and bliss. Restore what life takes from your body and soul as you bathe into the Geothermal Hot Springs Dipping Pools, or glare and be overwhelmed by the near-vertical rock formations around the retreat. Maybe take a relaxing stroll through the jungle to gasp in the sights of a rarity. Otherwise, simply immerse in a state of enlightenment and inner calm in the Meditation Cave.
7. Art of OldTown
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Produce by Ernest Zacharevic, the Lithuanian artist & OLDTOWN White Coffee as a celebration of the legacy and history shared between Ipoh, Old Town and OLDTOWN White Coffee. Ernest Zacharevic finished 8 admirable 3D Murals Wall Art In Ipoh old town city
8. Ipoh Old Town
Its geographic location in the rich tin-bearing valley of the Kinta River made it an innate centre of growth. It increases rapidly as a mining town. Here you can see all old building in classical style early 19th century.
9. Wall Art Mural
The paintings were painted on old,legacy buildings, an effort i find commendable in preserving these rare gems. The paintings,dated this year, highlight the many cultures of Malaysia: lion dance, kuda kepang dance, Indian dance, a Kadazan; with a pinch of cheekiness with famous childhood games like hide-and-seek and mother hen, and a wonderful waterfall landscape, amongst others.
10. Gua Tambun Cave Paintings
Gua Tambun may have 3,000-year-old cave drawings of humans, it been found in 1959 by a British soldier. This cave painting was gazetted by Ipoh City Council in 1986 and was announced as the national heritage by the Department of National Heritage on January 10,2010.the outside wall, exposed to the elements, boasts reddish drawings of human figures, a pregnant deer, a dugong, a tortoise and sketches resembling fish, arrows and an octopus. Besides the drawings,participator could examine seashells and bits of coral reef scattered along the floor, reminiscent of a time when the area had been underwater. “The drawings also look exactly like the ones from Australia and Papua New Guinea”.