Food Avenue, also known as ‘为食街’ (Food Avenue) by locals, lets visitors experience firsthand a delightful choice of tastes and mouth-watering local food.
Chill at the very famous Beer Garden after a day of sightseeing (for tourists) or work (for business travelers). The Beer Garden in Taiping is truly unique and definitely worth a visit.
While traveling to Taiping, shopping is never an issue. In fact, choices are aplenty, such as the nearby Taiping Sentral Mall (200m away), Lotus’s (300m away) and Aeon Mall (1km away).
The Taiping Lake Gardens is the oldest lake gardens in both Malaysia and the whole of Southeast Asia. Originally a coal mine, the present lake garden boasts beautiful scenery that is lined with century-old raintrees and lakes. It is a pleasant place for leisure and picnics, as well as one of the best places in town to capture memorable wedding photographs.
Officially opened in 2003, Taiping Zoo and Night Safari is where visitors are presented with the beauty and purity of nature, especially at night. Night Safari offers visitors a close encounter with the animals that are active at night, such as owls, foxes, deer, panthers and others.
Build in 1883 by the British, the Perak Museum is the oldest museum in Malaysia. The museum building has a combination of Moorish, Neo-classical, and Victorian influences in its architecture. Inside this small museum is a myriad of exhibitions, from stuffed animal taxidermy to artifacts belonging to aboriginal people.
The Taiping War Cemetery is a cemetery area reserved to those who fought and fell during the Second World War. The cemetery area is divided into two parts; one for the Christians and the other for the Muslims and Gurkhas. A memorial stone was erected on the Muslim-Gurkha side of the cemetery as a remembrance of their valour and sacrifice.
Maxwell Hill, or commonly known as Bukit Larut, is the wettest place and the first hill resort in Malaysia. The 10km hike to the top offers both amateur and seasoned hikers a sense of challenge and a trail filled with natural beauty. Jeep services are also available for more casual visitors, though those with car-sickness should come with ample preparations.
Located along the northern Perak coastline, the charcoal factory in Kuala Sepetang is just 14km from the charming old mining town of Taiping. Visitors should also get ready for the beautiful sight of Matang mangrove forest on the banks of the Sungai Kapal Changkol, which is near to the charcoal factory.
Get ready to be impressed by the sight of dolphins, eagles and beautiful sunrise in Kuala Sepetang. Depart from the jetty in town; if you’re still unsure, book a tour guide to give you a day trip and get close to the nature.
Imagine getting close to the swimming fish on a river cruise. Feel the breeze of the ocean while clearing your mind before you’re back to the hectic city life.