Introduction to Ipoh, Malaysia
Ipoh used to be one of the most important cities in the world, as it was the centre of the world’s tin industry. In recent years, Ipoh’s popularity has grown significantly, boosted by its historical British colonial-era architecture.
The city is also well known for its cuisine and natural attractions, such as its limestone hills and caves where Buddhist temples are built.
For foodies some of the famous Ipoh dishes that have to be explored are. Chicken Rice, Ipoh Curry Mee (Noodles), and Chicken Ho Fun (Chicken & Prawn Noodle Soup). Morning and Afternoon coffee must be, Ipoh White Coffee.
The cave temples of Ipoh are from the time when immigrants came to Ipoh from south China. The settlers found the hollow caves in Kinta Valley impressive and decided this was the perfect place for meditating and prayers. Over the years the number of cave temples increased and today more than 30 caves temples are found in Ipoh.
With its strategic location, Ipoh is a very good place for a 1 or 2-night stopover when travelling between destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Belum and Penang.
For luxury travellers passing by Ipoh, a stay at Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is highly recommended.
- Ipoh Heritage Trail
- Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
- M Boutique