Best Activities in Ipoh


1. Eat like a local

When it comes to food, Ipoh is a paradise. And do you know that Lonely Planet recently listed Ipoh as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2016? It’s high time that Ipoh finally gets the recognition it truly deserves. Eating is probably the best activity to do in the city. Bean sprout chicken rice, ‘kai see hor fun’, egg tarts, white coffee, dim sum, curry mee, asam laksa, caramel custard, yong tau fu and the list goes on. If you are visiting Ipoh for a food trip soon, I hope you can put on the loosest pants you have. 


2. Take a look at Ernest Zacharevic's street art 

Ernest Zacharevic, the Lithuanian artist in Penang who has made quite a name for himself from his interesting wall murals in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and even Singapore, has done it again. This time, he has left his mark in Ipoh. Enjoy the quaint beauty of Old Town and learn more about the heritage and history of the place while taking a walking tour to discover all the murals.


3. Admire the beauty of cave temple

Today, Ipoh is home to almost 30 cave temples, mostly dedicated to the worship of Buddhist and Taoist deities. Even if you’re not a Buddhist or Taoist, and do not worship any of the deities there, you might still be fascinated by the architecture of the temple. The structure is built into a limestone hill after all, and has a huge cave as its main “hall”. If you fancy a bit of exercise, then all that walking and climbing up the stairs would be great for you.