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1. Bird Sanctury


Kuala Gula is famous for the variety of exotic birds which come here to nest. Over 100 species of birds, some of them protected, have been sighted in this area. Mammals can also be seen here, among them the smooth otter, dusky leaf monkey, long-tailed macaque and the ridge-back dolphin. The best time to visit is between September and December, when thousands of birds can be seen in the area.

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2. Banding Resort


The Banding Resort, 35 km from Grik, is the ideal place for fishing enthusiast and those who really want to get away from it all. This remote resort covers 103.6 hectares next to the Temenggor lake at the mid-point of the East-West highway. The lake delivers fish of generous proportions and there is ample apportunity for trekking, camping and picnicking. At present, there is a modern restaurant and resthouse which provides comfortable accomodation. Plans are underway for eapansion and improvement of the existing facilities.

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3. Tambun Hot Spring






A 15-minutes drive from Ipoh towards Tanjung Rambutan brings you to the foot of limestone hill where a rejuvenating experience awaits you-an in-vigorating hot bath from a natural spring. The bath is open daily from 3 pm to 12 midnight. The facilities include saunas and rstrooms Entrance fee is RM5.00 (prices are subject to change). Other hot spring in Perak are at Sungkai, Pengkalan Hulu, Kampung Ulu Slim in Slim River, Kampung Air Panas in Grik and Manong in Kuala Kangsar.

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4. Kuala Woh Jungle Park


Situated about 13 km from Tapah, on the way to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Who presents a natural backdrop for fun-seekers to swim, picnic and fish. Interesting features include the natural hot-water pool, various waterfalls and Tebing Merbau. Orang asli, or aborigines, live in this area, according to their traditional way of life. They are friendly but shy by nature. Besides Lata Iskandar and Kuala Who, there are two other waterfalls sites which are quite popular: the Ulu Kinta Waterfalls, 16 km from Ipoh, and Batu Hampar near Taiping.

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5. Lata Kinjang


Located about 18 km from Tapah. The main attraction at this waterfall is the impressive series of cascades winding down a 100-metre drop. There are parking bays and eating stalls for picnikers. Visitors may a;so visit an orchid garden and a bamboo park.

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6. Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave)


Believed to have existed since 8000 B.C., Gua Tempurung is probably the largest natural limestone cave in Malaysia. Situated about 24 km fron Ipoh, the cave stretches for 1.5 km and is made up of five hugh domes whose ceilings resemble coconut shells. Each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalacties as well as differing temperature, water levels, content of limestone and marble.

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7. Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)



Malaysia’s oldest hill resort is located on Bukit Larut (formely called Maxwell Hill), it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. The road up twists and turns through tropical virgin jungle, the fresh green fragrance and cool air greeting you as you ascend. At the summit you a treated to a spectacular view of the west coast of the peninsular.


Visitors can either stay at the Bukit Larut Rest House or by making reservation through the superintendent of Bukit Larut, Taiping. Tel: 05-827243/ 827241. A Land Rover service at the foot of the hill is available at hourly intervals from 7 am to 6 pm daily. Fares are RM2.50 (adults) and RM1.00 (children).

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8. Taiping Lake Gardens


This 62-hectare park is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks in the country. It offers lush greenery, a beautiful lake abounding with freshwater fish, a gazebo and a colourful profusion of flowers. The Taiping Zoo, probably the oldest zoo in the country, is anpther attraction located within the Gardens. Open: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm daily. Fares are: RM3.00 (adults), RM1.50 (children), RM1.00 (secondary student with uniform), RM0.50 (primary student with uniform). Other facilities available at the Gardens include a rest house, fishing and aquabiking in the area.

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9. Dr. Seenivasagam Park


The fresh atmosphere and variety of flora are the main attractions of this park in Ipoh. Children can enjoy several recreational and amusement facilities such as the roller-skating rink, a playground and a mini-train course.

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10. The Terrapin Breeding Project  




A breeding farm for ‘Tuntung’ (river terrapins or Bataqur baska) is located at Bota Kanan, about 40 km from Ipoh. Opened in 1967 by the State’s Dept. of Wildlife and National Parks, the primary aim of this project is the conservation of this species. To date the hatchery at Bota Kanan has realeased more than 25,000 hatchings into the Perak river. Between November and March, visitors can witness migrating river terrapins laying eggs in the wilds.

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11. Kota Belanda (Dutch Fort)



At Teluk Gedung lies the 300-year-old stone foundation of a Dutch Fort Built in 1670, it was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. The fort was abandoned after it was attacked by a local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his followers. Muzium Negara undertook its reconstruction in 1973.

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