RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE & NATURAL WONDERS
Perak is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia and offers scenic forest reserves & limestone hills, historical & archaeological sites, rich cultural heritage and calm coastlines. Cultivated mangrove swamps along its northern part offer rich diversity of fauna, with migratory birds flocking the area during certain period of the year. Perak, meaning Silver in Malay, it was so named as the state is home to the Kinta Valley, which once contained the world’s richest tin deposits.
Perak’s major towns are Ipoh, Taiping, Tapah, Teluk Intan, Manjung and the coastal town of Lumut, which is a haven for seafood products. Its state capital is Ipoh and the Royal Town is Kuala Kangsar
Places of Interest in Perak:
Tucked within this idyllic tropical island are attractions such as the historic Dutch Fort which was built in 1670, Batu Bersurat, fishing Villages, traditional boatyards, places of worship and popular beaches like Pantai Puteri Dewi, Pantai Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. This island can be explored on foot, or you can rent a car. Otherwise, you can always flag down a cab who is ready to drive you round the island and bring to all the places of attraction for only RM80 (approximately USD28). You can also hire a boat for a round island trip for about RM180 (USD60).
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort has plenty to offer to visitors for a fun-filled day, a great destination for family fun. It has a waterpark that offers visitors a spectacular time with 14 attractions for both adults and children. An Ecopark which is four-acre (1.62ha) animal park designed within a natural jungle canopy and has three accommodation complexes – Kampung Air, Laketown Hotel and Suria Service Apartment Hotel to ensure your stay in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is pleasant and memorable.
Kek Lok Tong Temple
The Kek Lok Tong Temple is one of the most visited temples in Perak. You can pore over the various statues of Buddha found among the stalactites and rock formations in this cave temple, which is set among towering limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat. You can also take a stroll around the peaceful surroundings. The Kek Lok Tong Temple was built in the 70s and is located 5km south of Ipoh. Admission is Free