|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventure
| Indian Temple
Cultural Hindu festivals such as Deepavali and Thaipusam are widely
celebrated in Ipoh. Kallumalai Arul Migu Subramaniar Koil, set
amongst the limestone hill, is not to be missed.
At this well-designed Japanese Garden, one can sit back, relax and
let the cool breeze blow your troubles away which is a good
therapeutic experience indeed. A gold fishpond, well-kept turf and
abundant of bougainvillea plants add colour to the garden.
Absolutely a good excuse to escape from the pressures of the city.
Located at jalan gopeng and jalan raja dihilir in Ipoh city. the
park is open from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm (weekdays) and 9.00 am to 8.00
Traveling up north to Ipoh, you will come across a spectacular view
of an Indian Temple interspersed by limestone hills. Traveling up
north to Ipoh, you will come across a spectacular view of an Indian
Temple interspersed by limestone hills. The kallumai arul
subramaniam temple provides a place of worship for tamil devotees
in and around Ipoh. The temple is also the main venue for cultural
hindu festivals like deepavali and thaipusam.
Kek Lok Tong
Opened in the 1970s, Kek Lok Tong is the most recent of the Ipoh
cave temples and perhaps the most spectacular of them all. The
temple is set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops behind
gunung rapat. The temple has impressive works of art, with statues
of buddha in various forms among natural stalactites and rock
formations. One can savour vegetarian food, served here at the
temple, in peaceful surroundings amidst lotus ponds. The easiest
route to the temple is through the sungai rokam housing area, where
you just follow signs leading directly to the site. Alternatively,
the longer route via picturesque tambun district will take you for
a trip through groves of pomeloes farm and abandoned tin mines.
located in gunung rapat near the Sam Poh Tong, about 5 km south of
About 30 minutes drive from Ipoh, near batu gajah, stands the ruins
of Kellie's Castle . It belonged to william kellie smith, an
english rubber tycoon during the late 19th century. The castle was
never completed as smith left for england in the midst of its
construction, and never returned. Shrouded in dark mystery, it is
believed that Kellie's Castle has hidden rooms and secret tunnel.
The road which leads to the castle follows the contours of land in
dizzying, maze-like fashion, adding to the mystery and romance of
The centre was set up with the aim of promoting Perak’s
cultural heritage. It organises cultural performances, musical
performances, cultural festivals and other events.Jalan Raja
DiHilir, off Jalan Tambun,
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel : 05-253 7001
Fax : 05-241 7017