Location: Perak

Location Info

Address: Taiping, Perak, Malaysia

District » Taiping


Taiping is situated in the north of Perak. Taiping is the second largest town in Perak after Ipoh, the capital of Perak. From 1876 to 1937, Taiping took over the role as state capital from Kuala Kangsar and was later replaced by Ipoh. Since then, the development of Taiping has slowed down but has picked up pace in the recent years.


Taiping is full of various tourist attractions. Of the many places of interest in Taiping, Maxwell Hill is one of them. The hill is a quiet one with an altitude of approximately 1000 meters. It can only be accessed via a long narrow single track road with the help of a four-wheeled ride vehicle. Other than the Maxwell Hill, there is also the Taiping Lake Gardens which is a garden for the public that was initially an abandoned surface tin mine.

If you are nature loving person, do not miss the chance to visit the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. This is a forty-acre area of mangrove forest reserve. Here, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna in its untouched habitat. Other than these tourist spots, there are plenty of places to find cheap hawker food in Taiping.


Taiping can be reached by getting on the North-South Expressway. One can also reach Taiping via express buses that will arrive and depart from the long distance bus station at Kamunting and Simpang.