Top 12 Best Things To Do In Perak, Malaysia

Perak Tourist Attractions: Best Activities to do and Places to see in Perak, Malaysia

Things to do in Perak - Kallumalai Murugan Temple by hams Nocete via Wikipedia CC

What is Perak famous for?

If you love visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Lenggong Valley, then consider exploring Perak Malaysia for your next vacation. Perak is the fourth largest state in Malaysia, situated in the northwest part of Peninsular Malaysia.

Things to do in Perak - Kallumalai Murugan Temple by hams Nocete via Wikipedia CC
Things to do in Perak – Kallumalai Murugan Temple by hams Nocete via Wikipedia CC

Read on to find out about the best things to do in Perak:

A visit to Movie Animation Park Studios.

MAPS Perak via Kids Public Speaking FB Page
MAPS Perak via Kids Public Speaking FB Page

MAPS is the first such theme park in Asia as well as Malaysia. Movie Animation Park Studios is a theme park that caters to all age groups of tourists and visitors. A visit here will get you to see over 40 attractions in six themed zones. Famous animated movie characters will attract families and kids to the theme park. From their own Malaysian BoBoiBoy to DreamWorks characters like The Croods and The Smurfs, kids will have a chance to meet their favorite characters and take pictures with their idols.

Take a walk at Kinta Riverfront Walk.

Kinta Riverfront Walk by Hams Nocete via Flickr CC
Kinta Riverfront Walk by Hams Nocete via Flickr CC

While in Perak, you need to visit the Kinta Riverfront in Ipoh. The best time to come here is at night as you will be amazed by the colorful LED lights and be amazed as the capital city comes to life.

Take a swim at Lost World of Tambun.

Lost World of Tambun by Colin Goh via Flickr CC
Lost World of Tambun by Colin Goh via Flickr CC

Apart from Movie Animation Park Studios, there is another popular theme park in Ipoh. It is none other than the Lost World of Tambun. It’sIt’s a different theme park you have ever visited, as you will get to see the unique natural hot spring here. Bring your whole family and friends, and have a fun day out.

Take a picture and enjoy a day at Concubine Lane.

Concubine Lane, Ipoh by Sileong via Wikipedia CC
Concubine Lane, Ipoh by Sileong via Wikipedia CC

Time to visit the historic lanes of Ipoh, the Concubine Lanes! Here, you will be surprised by its name because it is called Concubine Lanes. It is pretty similar to Jonker Street in Melaka, and you will find a lot of shops here. From desserts to souvenirs, taking a walk around these historic and unique lanes will surely cheer you up.

Visit the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan.

Night View of Teluk Intan Leaning Tower by Nor Khaliza Mat Yunus via Unsplash
Night View of Teluk Intan Leaning Tower by Nor Khaliza Mat Yunus via Unsplash

If Italy has the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, you can also see one in Malaysia. Located in Teluk Intan, Perak, the Teluk Intan Leaning Tower is the top attraction in Teluk Intan and is a must-see when you visit Perak. You can find the tower at the center of a square and see it from far. Once you enter the tower, then you will get to see what is inside this unique structure.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lenggong Valley Archeological Gallery.

Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley photo via UNESCO
Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley photo via UNESCO

No visit to Perak is complete without touring the Lenggong Valley. You will be surprised by the museum as well as the nature around it. Get ready to see the human fossil skeleton of Perak Man. It is the rarest skeleton found by archaeologists in Perak. Lenggong Valley consists of four main sites, and it will take a half-day to a full day to visit all the sites. Do plan your time wisely.

Have a relaxing day at Maxwell Hill.

Cendana Bungalow (formerly The Hut) by SRTG via Wikipedia CC
Cendana Bungalow (formerly The Hut) By SRTG – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

In 1884, Maxwell Hill is a charming hill resort with a beautiful little English garden and colonial-era bungalows. You will have to hire a Land Rover to ascend the hill, as private vehicles are not allowed. You can also walk up the mountain, and you will find many people doing this as a form of exercise.

Learn a thing or two at Zoo Taiping & Night Safari.

Zoo Taiping & Night Safari photo via FB Page
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari photo via FB Page

Be amazed by the zoo’s various wildlife and get a feel of its night safari when you visit. You do not need to travel to Africa to see the animals since you can do so in Malaysia. Zoo Taiping and Night Safari is the oldest zoo in Malaysia, and it started in 1961. You can either opt for the day zoo visit or night safari. If you choose the night safari, take note that you cannot bring flash cameras and torchlights.

Embark on a unique adventure at Royal Belum Rainforest.

Royal Belum Rainforest by Ckpixel via Wikipedia CC
Royal Belum Rainforest by Ckpixel via Wikipedia CC

Visit the Orang Asli settlements, walk through the rainforest, enjoy the fresh air, and see various wildlife. The Royal Belum Rainforest is one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Here you can see rare rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.

Take a snapshot with an Orangutan at Orang Utan Island.

Bukit Merah Lake Town Orang Utan Island by Marufish via Wikipedia CC
Bukit Merah Lake Town Orang Utan Island by Marufish via Wikipedia CC

Head over to Orang Utan Island in Semanggol for a great trip. It is not an island but an orangutan conservation center in Malaysia. As one of the endangered wildlife, it is good to see the survival of orangutans in the wild. You can cuddle the baby orangutan while you are at this conservation center.

Walk along the beautiful beach at Pangkor Island.

Pangkor Island Beach Resort photo via Wikipedia Public Domain
Pangkor Island Beach Resort photo via Wikipedia Public Domain

If you are looking for accommodations, many hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals around the island. So, you can stay on this charming island and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Experience the wonder of nature at Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve.

Apart from the mangroves, you will get to visit various villages near the forest reserve and dolphins, eagles, and other rare wildlife. Pack your backpack and book your trip to Perak. It is a fantastic holiday destination.

Perak Malaysia is a highly recommended holiday destination for families, couples, friends, first-time travelers, and adventurers. So if you have not been here, maybe it’s time to add this to your Malaysia bucket list.

Perak Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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