Ipoh Travel Guide

Ipoh is the capital city of the state of Perak in Malaysia’s north west, just a few hours by car from Penang and Kuala Lumpur.  While Ipoh is one of the less explored cities of Malaysia, it is definitely worth adding to your itinerary.  The city has gorgeous scenery, a beautiful Old Town with fun street art, as well as some of the best food in Malaysia.

Ipoh was once a small village, but thanks to the discovery of huge deposits of tin in the 1880s, it soon became one of Malaysia’s biggest cities.  Today, it is Malaysia’s third largest city and, thanks to it recent efforts to conserve its gorgeous British colonial architecture, has rapidly become a popular tourist destination. 

As well as its gorgeous old town, it’s also well known for its local natural attractions such as the surrounding limestone hills which feature various caves and Buddhist temples.

Streets of Ipoh
Wandering around Ipoh

Located 180 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur and 120 kilometres southeast of Penang, the city of Ipoh is easy to reach by car, bus and train. Public transport leaves frequently from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and the Cameron Highlands as well as other places in Malaysia.

Below, you will find our best guides to Ipoh in our Ipoh blog so you can have the best time possible in this gorgeous destination.

Ipoh Attractions

There are some great places to visit in Ipoh.  Read more about all these attractions in Ipoh below.

Ipoh Acommodation

There is a great range of accommodation in Ipoh from luxury resorts to cheap hotels and every price point in between.  Read our guide below to book the perfect Ipoh hotel for your trip.

Ipoh Travel

Ipoh is most easily reached by car from nearby Penang, Cameron Highlands or Kuala Lumpur.  However, public transport is available with buses and trains leaving Penang and Kualar Lumpur reguarly.  Only bus transport is available from Cameron Highlands.  Read our below detailed guides on how to travel to Ipoh.

You can find more information on other destinations in Malaysia across this site.