Situated in the north west of Peninsular Malaysia, the town of Taiping in Perak is historically significant. It is a favourite stopover for those traveling between the cities of Penang and Ipoh. There are several interesting attractions here, including iconic museums and galleries.


    Top Attractions in Taiping
    Top 8 Things to Do in Taiping, Perak


    Top 8 Things to Do in Taiping, Perak

    Taiping Lake Gardens

    Formerly a thriving mining ground, the Taiping Lake Gardens was first transformed into a public garden back in 1880. The landscape of the garden was planned by Charles Compton Reade and Lady Swettenham, after the land was donated by Chung Keng Quee for public use. It is well maintained for years, known for the spectacular views of ten beautiful lakes within it. Another highlight is the beautiful row of big, umbrella-shaped Golden Rain or Angsana trees which transport you to another realm.

    Address: Jalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Opening hours: 8am to 10pm daily

    Taiping Lake Gardens
    Taiping Lake Gardens


    Antong Coffee Mill: Oldest Coffee Mill In Malaysia

    Aun Tong was first established in 1933 in Taiping. The founder, Tiah Ee Mooi, popularised coffee among the locals - with Antong being the most well-received choice of brew among coffee enthusiasts. Thanks to the success, it soon evolved into a modern coffee roaster which produced approximately 10 tons of roasted coffee beans daily. After almost 80 years in the business, Antong Coffee Mill has become the locals' favourite destination to get their supply of freshly roasted beans.

    Address: 8A, Assam Kumbang, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Contact number: +6014-900 0055
    Opening hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm daily

    Antong Coffee Mill, Taiping
    Antong Coffee Mill, Taiping


    Taiping War Cemetery

    This unusual cemetery was built by the Indian Army after the defeat of the Japanese in Malaya. There are two separate sections and entrances to the cemetery. The south-eastern part is dedicated to the Christian graves, while the north-western side was reserved for the Muslims and Gurkhas. This site collectively commemorates 864 Commonwealth casualties from the 1939-1945 war and one Dutch casualty. More than 500 casualties were yet to be unidentified until today.

    Address: Perkuburan Peperangan Taiping, Jalan Bukit Larut 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Contact number: +60122929439
    Opening hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

    Taiping War Cemetery
    Taiping War Cemetery


    Taiping Railway Station

    Known locally as Stesen Keretapi Taiping, the Taiping railway station is Malaysia's first railway station. It was first opened back in 1885 as the Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line, which was officiated by Sir Hugh Low. The original tracks of the line were dismantled in the 1980s, which was located at the present day King Edward VII Primary School. The present day station is the third railway station built in Taiping, as part of the Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrification and Double-Tracking Project where the operations commenced in early 2014.

    Address: 1915, Jalan Stesen, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Opening hours: 24 hours

    Taiping Railway Station
    Taiping Railway Station


    Pusat Penjaja Taiping

    Pusat Penjaja Taiping is a huge hawker center located opposite Hotel Novotel Taiping. It comprises two sections, separating halal and non-halal food stalls. There are several top favourites among visitors, such as the Taiping Chee Cheong Fun which is a popular breakfast spot. It is served in a unique way, along with homemade yam cake, luscious sweet sauce, fragrant fried shallots, and plenty of sesame seeds. On the other hand, you can find Malay-style Yong Tau Foo and addictive Sotong Kangkung in the halal section.
     
    Address: Jalan Tupai, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm daily

    Pusat Penjaja Taiping
    Pusat Penjaja Taiping


    The New Club Taiping

    As one of the oldest clubs established in the country, The New Club is strategically located in the heart of the town and surrounded by mesmerising views of Bukit Larut and the Taiping Lake Gardens. Founded in 1885, it was formerly known as the Perak Club which catered to the colonial British officers. Membership to the club was very exclusive as it was limited to only high-ranking officers and tin miners. The restaurant in this establishment offers a wide-ranging food selection in a cosy air-conditioned room.

    Address: 1, Jalan Kelab Baru, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Contact number: +605-807 3935
    Opening hours: 8.30am to 10pm daily
    Dress code after 8pm: Semi-casual or casual attire. No slippers allowed.


    Burmese Pool

    Burmese Pool is one of the most popular attractions in Taiping. Located at the very foot of Bukit Larut, the dreamy forest park is home to this large but shallow natural rock pool where the water is fed by a waterfall. In order to arrive here, you are required to make your way through the Lake Gardens and follow the sign boards until you reach a car park. The Burmese Pool was named after the Burma Rifle Regiment after its soldiers discovered it during colonial times.

    Address: 153, Jalan 2, Taman Sentosa, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Entrance fee: Free
    Opening hours: 8am to 5pm daily

    Burmese Pool Taiping
    Burmese Pool, Taiping


    Bukit Larut

    Bukit Larut is a popular hill resort in Perak, located just over 10 kilometres from Taiping town. Established by the British colonists back in 1884, Bukit Larut was formerly used as a place to observe nearby tin mining activities. It also served as a cosy retreat for officers based in Taiping and Larut. Initially given the name of Maxwell Hill, this area is home to approximately 20.4% of all highland plant species found in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Address: Jalan Bukit Larut, 34000 Taiping, Perak
    Entrance fee: Free
    Opening hours: 24 hours

    Bukit Larut Taiping
    Bukit Larut Taiping