Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Ipoh

Top Points of Interest & Landmarks in Ipoh, Malaysia

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Ipoh

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  • b3achbuddy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia150 contributions
    Well maintained and cleaned. Must try the steps to the top to see nice views but you need to be an experienced climber for safety.
    Written 11 November 2021
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  • LL721
    Kuala Lumpur863 contributions
    We took a walk around town in the mid afternoon looking for the street art. It was quiet and we took really nice photos. Some paintings were faded but overall, they were really nice.
    Written 7 September 2020
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  • FaizalP61
    Sungai Buloh, Malaysia996 contributions
    Iconic building. Colonial style in the western part of IPoh old city. This is a good place to visit - either by train or as a tourist interested in architecture
    Written 29 December 2020
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  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    The mural art is already fading in some places. But it is a good way to walk and explore the Ipoh town and try the food along the way. There are maps online you can use to plan how to walk.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Titus D
    Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
    Enlighten Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple is an old charm and is located in Tambun. Not very much of people in Ipoh knows about it. It is at a hidden location covered by wild plants on the approaching roads and surroundings. There are very few Tibetan Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, this temple is a rare find and is one of the largest Tibetan-tradition Buddhist temples in the country.
    It is located at the foot of Ipoh’s impressive stretch of limestone.The road sign is just before the turn to the road that leads to the temple.Travel about 1.2 km along the road directed from there. The road is narrow and covered with bushes on the sides where only one vehicle can travel at a time and therefore so be watchful.
    Temple is very quiet, five of us were the only visitors only at that time other than the volunteers who maintain it. My Chinese origin Malaysian friends told me that this temple is vibrant on festive season like Wesak days but rather quiet with few visitors on other days with few people. Nevertheless the architecture and the design are great. It is serine, spiritual and clears our souls when visited. There are some really impressive statues.
    By comparison with other more famous temples, it is quite new, and it is possible to feel the strong personal commitment volunteer There is one room with huge jars around.
    Volunteers helped us with directions. It was very beautiful and peaceful.
    The stairs led all the way to the top of this 13 storey Pagoda; where a golden statue of Lord Buddha with open hand is situated; overlooking at Ipoh town.The Pagoda houses an enormous Sakyamuni Buddha statue but it is dusty and looks like it hasn't been maintained in years. The climb to the top of the pagoda will reward you with great views. Every floor of this pagoda is decorated with statues, deities and paintings depicting the rich mythology of Buddhism and a breathtaking view of Kinta Valley can be seen from the top.
    We came to the main altar by 9 am to observe the ritual. Monks chanted sutras and disciples blowing horns and other traditional Tibetan instruments included in the processions. The masked dancers made the Charm dance in attractive costumes in elegant fashion.
    We got a different kind of an experience by visiting Enlighten Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Ipoh but it is great.
    Written 1 June 2017
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  • JiaYin@SEU338E
    Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
    The clock tower is just opposite to the Ipoh train station and near to a food court nearby. Worth visit for check-in pictures.
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • Kathy Tan
    Melaka, Malaysia2 contributions
    Tickets sales person was friendly and edequate and bus driver was very helpful.The station as well as waiting area was adequately clean .
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • jchong
    Ipoh, Malaysia2,038 contributions
    Built in 1912, St Michaels was a La Sallian missionary school. The facade is an impressive example of neo-gothic architecture. It's not a tourist attraction per se but a functioning school and you can't simply walk in.

    But the facade can be enjoyed from the outside.
    Written 29 November 2018
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  • marilyne2375
    seremban260 contributions
    Easy to find and easily accessible. Good place for outdoor activities for kids and adults. Ample parking available.
    Written 8 June 2019
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  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    This is a very nice place to visit. There are many historical temples here, but it can be quite far from the city centre to visit. Worth it when making a trip to the other attractions around this place.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    The war memorial is right outside the train station. You can visit there while you are leaving the train station. Very well maintained.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Nazlee Nasir
    Malaysia4 contributions
    U can eat local food along this dataran parking food fruck and chill at the same time. Also can go to take picture here and see the beautiful of light.
    Written 19 June 2018
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  • fUnNy man
    4 contributions
    I feel a bit nervous during the first time adventuring in the maze. The atmosphere there probably will terrify us but the arts inside are actually great and attractive. I'll be the first customer who decide to play it again when the theme of the maze has changed in the future.
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
    This is another heritage building to walk past as you're exploring the centre of Ipoh. Located only a short walk from teh Padang in the direction of Concubine Lane, a quick stop here can be included quite easily.
    Written 21 March 2019
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