I never heard much about Ipoh until I spoke to a Malaysian friend who boasted it had some of the best food in Malaysia. If you ask many Malaysian people, they will tell you there is delicious food in Ipoh. Apparently, it is famous for the bean sprouts as well as the local chicken. The food in Ipoh is influenced by Hakka and Hokkien cuisines. From KL, it is only two hours away. I was fortunate enough to have one of my local friends drive us there but there are buses that go there.
I recommend a one-day visit here. I will tell you about the best place in Ipoh. There is Perak cave temple which is a beautiful sight to see! Make sure to visit the local market, and the ubiquitous number of tasty food stalls. There is also famous milk tea in Ipoh which you have to try. In addition, there is Kellie’s Castle which I did not get to visit. There is an interesting story about how the castle was developed which I will let you find out about when you visit!
Looking for a new hotel in Ipoh? I would recommend staying in Sekeping Hong Heng. It is a minimalist hotel. The rooms are very clean and there is also a nice café downstairs and a small market. It is also located in the center of town. The standard room run about 220 rinngit a night. Make sure to book in advance as the rooms can be booked on weekends when maybe people from KL come here to get a break as well.
Here are some shots from the trip:
Ipoh travel is super fun! I highly recommend visiting. This completes part 2 of my day trips around Kuala Lumpur.