Ipoh is the capital city of the state of Perak. Ipoh developed into one of the main cities in
Malaysia during the 19th century due to the mining industry which booming rapidly at that time.
Ipoh was also Malaysia's second city for administrative purposes during the British occupation
era. Buildings from the British colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall still
stand tall in the town of Ipoh.
Ipoh is the food haven for many food lovers. Many come from near and far to enjoy the hawker
food in Ipoh. Ipoh is most famous for its chicken with flat noodles and its white coffee as
well as its dim sum. On the weekends, Ipoh is packed with people looking for good food. This
is especially true in the old town of Ipoh where food can be found at every street and corner.
There are a few landmarks which are important to the town of Ipoh. The Ipoh Field is an
important landmark as it is surrounded by many historical buildings that feature the unique
and classic colonial architecture including the HSBC building, Ipoh Club, St. Michael's
Institution and FMS Bar. The classic architecture can also be seen at the Ipoh Railway Station
where is features the neo-classical architecture which was built during the British occupation.
The Ipoh Town Hall is also another Edwardian Baroque inspired building located just opposite
the Ipoh Railway Station.
Ipoh is also famous for its temples. One of the most famous temples is the Sam Poh Tong cave
temple just about 5 kilometers from the Ipoh town. Another one would be the Kek Lok Tong temple.
It is also a cave temple that is on the same limestone hill as Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Another
popular limestone cave would be the Gua Tempurung which is open to the public for caving. It is
located near Gopeng, just south of Ipoh.
The best way to get to Ipoh is via road. You will need to get on the North-South Expressway
and either exit at the Simpang Pulai exit or the Ipoh South exit. If you are on a budget, you
can also take a bus to Ipoh.