Beach, museum, hill, mountain, island, historical building. These are the things that you can find in Perak, Malaysia. It is one of the most beautiful states in Peninsular Malaysia. It has a beautiful island, large cave and charming culture and colonial buildings.
The first place that you have to visit in Perak is Kellie’s Castle in Batu Gajah.
As you arrive into the compound of this castle, you can see that this building is actually unfinished. Locals believe that this place is haunted as it has never gets to be done. This castle was supposed to be a multicultural castle that blends South Indian, Roman and European style structure.
The rooftop of this castle is like an open space where visitors can go and take pictures there. You can also see the view from there.
Next, if you are looking forward to having family time and you bring along kids, Lost World Of Tambun may be the best place to go. It is located at the outskirts of Ipoh and you can find the landmark McDonalds.
There are a lot of activities that you can do with your family here as they offer lots of things such as water park, amusement park, petting zoo, tin valley and tiger valley. You can also find packages that include the accommodation so you will not have to fuss around looking for a hotel. This place is run by the Sunway Group, the same company who opened Sunway Lagoon. So, you know how amazing it is right?
Do you know what is the most iconic thing in Perak?
It is the Leaning Tower located in Teluk Intan, Perak or locals call it ‘Menara Condong’. It was built in 1885 as a water tank to store water during the dry season. And that is why, it was set on a river but being on the river also makes it ‘lean’.
It is no longer used to store water but is now a historical building that keeps a lot of stories.
Moving on, we have Pulau Pangkor.
When I said Perak is full of historical value, this is what I mean. Even the island has its own history. Pangkor Island is also considered as an underrated island which makes it the best place you could go if you need more privacy. It is a rare sight if you see crowds on this island. You can do so many activities here such as snorkeling, hiking, watching sunsets and hornbills and also scuba diving.
Pulau Pangkor has the best scuba diving locations in Perak that allows you to see the magnificent creatures in the underwater world.
Do you want to do extreme sports? Worry less, we have white water rafting in Gopeng, Perak.
There, you can experience different levels of rapidity from level 1 to level 3. It can be very risky, so make sure you are in a good shape and mentally ready to do this activity. The session can last up to three hours and you also can ask for an experienced guide to help you with anything.