10 Things to Do in Kuala Kangsar That You Shouldn't Miss

December 26, 2017 Christa Meece

The Kuala Kangsar is the royal town of Perak, Malaysia. It is located at the downstream of Kangsar River where it joins the Perak River, approximately 25 km northwest of Ipoh, Perak's capital, and 98 km southeast of George Town, Penang.
Restaurants in Kuala Kangsar

1. Ubudiah Mosque

Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Ubudiah Mosque

Reviewed By DShalders - Glen Waverley, Australia

Travelled to Kuala Kangsar from Ipoh about 30 mins with uber. Visited the mosque mid morning with grand parents & young kids.
Well worth the effort the mosque is beautiful. As you enter you will be asked to a wear jubah which is a full length robe unless you are wearing long pants as a male - no knees exposed and for female full cover jubah with head dress scarf. All this is provided by the security.
After being appropriately dressed you are free to wander around the mosque. We were lucky enough to arrive during a feast being held by the locals and were invited.
Great place & worth the visit with the museum & kings palace within minutes as well.

2. Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

3 Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia +60 5-241 4541
Excellent
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4.5 based on 893 reviews

Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

Ipoh World (IpohWorld) is an education-based, not-for-profit organisation established in 2004 to promote awareness and appreciation of Perak, the Silver State of Malaysia and its unique, diverse and rich heritage, with particular focus on Ipoh and the Kinta Valley. In 2006 we ran our first public exhibition "The Story of Ipoh: From Feet to Flight", in cooperation with Darul Ridzuan Museum. Since then, supported by sponsorship, we have run several more Exhibitions while continuing to seek further financial support for a permanent, lively and interesting heritage gallery for Ipoh, thus enhancing both education and tourism. This current project, our first permanent, museum quality exhibition is our first step to fulfilling this objective. Advance booking is recommended as space in the building is limited. You may book via our website by clicking on Exhibitions or by the QR Code on our brochure. It is quick and easy and you receive a booking confirmation by return.

Reviewed By Francismlee

Privileged to be able to enter this house which was reserved for the elite few for almost a century. The items are kept in excellent condition and the displays were really informative. What was standout for me was the guide though . She was really passionate about what she was doing and knew her history very well. Couldn’t have had such a wonderful experience without them

3. Lata Ulu Chepor

Jalan Ulu Chemor, Chemor 31200, Malaysia
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Lata Ulu Chepor

Reviewed By Hannah432 - Kuala Lumpur

Went there March 2016, on a Saturday. Paid RM2.00 for whole MPV (entrance fee).
We arrived around 10am, but were surprised that more than 50% of huts were still availables for renting. We chose a brick hut #23/#24 instead of the adjacent wooden hut. Visitors are allowed to barbeque beside huts. Huts are clean. Wooden huts go for RM4.00, brick huts go for RM8.00. We suggest to bring a medium pail with dipper to put aside some water from stream for usage near huts as no pipe/basin/water source provided.
All huts have access to stream. Stream is clean, rarely rubbish seen. Small gouramis seen. Typical rocks/boulders seen. *Kindly note that fishing is strictly not allowed*
Clean toilets available at each zones, RM0.30 for clothes change, RM0.50 for showering. Brought our own soap/shampoo/towel. Inside the cubicle you have 3 hooks for your personal items.
We did not attempt to hike to the Waterfalls due to time limitation. Camping site is further uphill after the hut area, site fee starts from RM5.00 per group for bring-your-own-tent-basis.
There is also some chalet (I noticed 3?) for daily rental downstream. Nearby there is am outdoor hall and warung-style outlet. (we didnt try the food there)
Overall, for that entrance price, it is great place for family/day outings from Ipoh or hanging out with close friends. We will return to explore further.
**Kindly advise your little ones to not litter the park. Lets take care of our environment**

4. Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah

Wisma MPKK | Jalan Taiping, Kuala Kangsar 33000, Malaysia +60 5-776 3199
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah

Reviewed By Adrian F - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you are a fan of royalty, then this is definitely your place, as the gallery exhibits a variety of personal belongings of the Perak royal family, particularly of the late Sultan Azlan Shah, from crown jewels and royal attires to watches, medals and old photographs of all sorts.
Even though I'm not a big fan of royalty, I found the displays here to have been laid out and presented rather neatly and professionally, making the exhibits quite interesting to browse through. The gallery was also very clean and well-maintained, and the building itself is a sight to behold. Entrance fee is very cheap (RM4 for Malaysians, RM2 for seniors), and conveniently located near the famous Ubudiah Mosque with plenty of parking space available on site. Toilets are also available just outside the compound.
One major complaint I had was the air-conditioning, which was not working on the top floor, making for a very sweaty visit indeed! Hopefully the management can get this fixed soon.

5. Ho Yan Hor Museum

1 Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia 6052412048
Excellent
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4.5 based on 381 reviews

Ho Yan Hor Museum

Ho Yan Hor Museum shares the amazing stories of Ho Yan Hor, the famous household brand of Chinese herbal tea since 1940s. It also provide the discovery of the origins and evolution of the heritage herbal tea. Furthermore, it is the gallery about the inspirational life of Dr. HO Kai Cheong, the creator of the health-giving Ho Yan Hor tea.

Reviewed By Meng San G - Singapore

The museum was the original shophouse where Dr Ho actually lived and first set up how herbal tea business. The walls are filled with informative pictures and articles about his whole life - from young to old.
At the end of the tour you will get to sample some of the famous Herbal teas brewed right in the museum.

6. Kuala Kangsar Royal District

Jalan Istana, Kuala Kangsar 33000, Malaysia
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4 based on 35 reviews

Kuala Kangsar Royal District

Reviewed By Highadventurer - Singapore, Singapore

A beautiful designed building which i remembered visiting 30 years ago but now closed as the old structure cannot withstand onslaught of visitors.
Good for a photo moment. the overseas visitors I brought along were impressed !
The Perak River is most impressive at this stage of the river (ending in Teluk Intan aka to old timers as Teluk Anson once upon a time 40 years ago!)

7. Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Gunung Rapat, Ipoh 30450, Malaysia 605 312 81129
Excellent
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4.5 based on 515 reviews

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Reviewed By sbjohari - Singapore

It was well maintain. No entrance fee. Climb up the stairs to get to the garden at the other end.
Despite a number of visitors there, all seems to be speaking in low tone while there.
The garden is pretty and well maintained. However the constructions at the nearby hills somewhat spoil the otherwise perfect view.
Our relatives drove us there. You need to get a grab or uber there because I don’t think there is public transport nearby.
Ample parking space.

8. Victoria Bridge

Karai, Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
Excellent
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4 based on 23 reviews

Victoria Bridge

Reviewed By Ezzati - Sri Kembangan, Malaysia

A great detour if you happened to be in a all girls/boys/mixed/non-gender specific (go rainbow!) or even family roadtrip to Ipoh. Just 30 minutes (given there's good traffic) from Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar should be in your itinerary.
Victoria Bridge is beautifully preserved and we were lucky on our impromptu visit, there was a local committee member on site to feed our curious minds. Go across the bridge for a bit of thrills, as the bridge is 40 feet high from the ground/river. Very serene and majestic - early 1900 ingenuity at its best! And of course awesome photo ops for selfie and wefie kaki.

9. Funtasy House Trick Art

16 Jalan Market, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia +60 5-255 0007
Excellent
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Funtasy House Trick Art

Funtasy House Trick Art is a great bonding place for family & friends. More than 20 trick art perform by local artist, in your unexpected way. Funtasy = Fun + Fantasy. We hope that your journey in our Gallery would be a wonderful and happy one. Looking towards your visit!

Reviewed By ERDFirefighter - Edmonton, Canada

The staff here are excellent and assisted with taking the pictures as well as instructing us on where to stand. They also capped unruly kids walking around out of the way. There are about a dozen scenes to take pictures on and the cost to get in 19 ringgit.

10. Art of Old Town

Jalan Tun Sambathan, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia +60 5-242 0222
Excellent
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4 based on 403 reviews

Art of Old Town

Reviewed By Bryan H - Portland, Oregon

When we were in Penang, I looked for some of the artwork featured on postcards I saw there, but didn't run across it. In the end, some of them seem to be here -- in Ipoh! Artistically the street art in both places is similar, and some are faded (the hummingbird) and some are still in pretty good shape. Found a map that highlights each of the art pieces, so look for such a map and go hunting!

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