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Situated in the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, Ipoh is rich in its thriving Malay and Chinese cultures, that further attract innumerable tourists throughout the year. Bordered by River Kinta, the city has a wonderful backdrop dominated by Chinese mansions and colonial era buildings. The capital city of Perak is definitely a foodie's paradise. Behold the beauty of the limestone hills and swathes of greenery around, during your stay in the budget hotels in Ipoh.
Ipoh - Places to Visit
Explore the rich history in Ipoh old town or feast your eyes on some amazing street murals. Ipoh is one city where artists let loose and get inspired by the presence of God in Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple. A famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapa, Sam Poh Tong Cave is an inspiring work of art and is believed to be the largest cave temple in the country. Set amidst the scenic beauty and a beautiful garden surrounding a pond, the temple consists of numerous Buddha statues and figures of other deities scattered all over the cave among the limestone formation. Don’t forget to visit the pathway behind the main altar that takes you to the turtle pond with exactly five species of turtles in it. The locals believe that releasing tortoises in the pond will harmonise their karma. Sure is worth a shot, isn’t it? Haven’t had enough of caves? Head to KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple which sits elegantly on a picturesque site that stretches to 12 acres. With almost a century’s history of worship, this temple resides in a vast cave with interesting limestone structures. KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple will also offer you beautiful landscapes, elegant architecture and a number of Buddhist figures and figures of Chinese pantheon deities at the heart of the temple. Next, climb up a hill and behold the Kellie’s Castle. Built by William Kellie Smith, he wanted his home in Malaysia to be just like his home in Scotland. Revisit the history at Kellie’s Castle with its plaster ceilings from the seventeenth century, high-quality royal furniture and those lush Victorian gardens with beautiful roses. Set amidst the lush greenery, the ruins of this huge castle exudes an aura of mystery and believed to be haunted. With several hidden rooms, passages and underground tunnels, this castle is now a popular tourist attraction in Ipoh. Visit this 17th Century Haunted castle and tell us if you saw the ghost of William Kellie Smith in a white suit and hat.
After experiencing a haunting, why not escape into space by heading to the Geological Museum in Ipoh. Established in 1957, this museum has exhibits displaying more than six hundred mineral, 150 rock specimens, and more than two hundred gemstones. Sink into the geological heritages of the country by visiting this museum which is spread across an area of a whopping 343 square meters and 7 different zones, which covers amazing displays of dinosaur fossils, crystals, minerals and numerous murals depicting geological structures.
accommodation in Ipoh by OYO
With our varied range of hotels, look no further to find the best hotel in Ipoh. OYO(s) in Ipoh are located near Sunway City, Ulu Bernam, Jalan Leong Boon Swee, Kampung Baru Pasir Pinji and also great Ipoh hotel near town. You are bound to find a stay with our specially customised rooms for couples, businessmen, backpackers and more! These budget hotels are best for when you and your partner want an escape into a beautiful city with that added comfort you get from those high priced luxury hotels. Live life king size with OYO which will provide you with amenities like AC, Geyser, TV, and Power back up and one spotless bathroom. With our varied range of hotels in Ipoh for tourists and localities alike, you are bound to find a stay that you will fall in love with. Relax for a change in the divine city of Ipoh with your favourite stay partner, OYO.