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Situated on a river, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and within 12 mi (20 km) of All Saints’ Church and Taiping Lake Garden. ...
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Kuala SepetangRM122The Happy 8 Retreat @ Kuala SepetangRM122
This family-friendly Semanggol resort is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bukit Merah Jetty and Bukit Merah Lake Park. Zoo Taiping & Night Safari and ...
Bukit Merah Laketown ResortRM75Bukit Merah Laketown ResortRM75
Located in the heart of Taiping, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Columbia Asia Hospital and Perak Museum. Taiping Lake Garden and Zoo Taiping & Night Safari ...
Tune Hotel - TaipingRM84Tune Hotel - TaipingRM84
Located in the heart of Taiping, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Taiping Lake Garden, All Saints’ Church, and Zoo Taiping & Night Safari. Perak Museum and ...
Hotel Taiping PerdanaRM113Hotel Taiping PerdanaRM113
The thriving coastal town of Kuala Sepetang is located within Larut in Perak and an amazing place to begin exploring this beautiful area. It is commonly used as the main point of entry to Kuala Sangga which is home to a Chinese fishing community specializing in breeding within cages. The nearby park takes you into the heart of the mangroves while local restaurants ensure that the best indigenous food is served fresh. Here we’ll be exploring more of what Kuala Sepetang has waiting for travellers.
The traditional Chinese village located at Kuala Sepetang is primarily built of wood and carries interesting architecture granting an amazing atmosphere. For those who wish to immerse themselves in Malay living, there is also a nearby Kampung.
Some of the best accommodation in Kuala Sepetang is found near the boardwalk which has been built over the swamp. The chalets here grant amazing views of the riverfront and are placed close to providers of local transport.
Homestays are another great option for visitors of Kuala Sepetang. Here you will be provided a range of well-cooked local food, while also having the guidance of the locals at your disposal. The rates of most homestays are on par with a mid-range hotel, while the service and comfort often exceeds anything found in a conventional place to stay.
Another great place to stay is the chalets and campsites at the Matang Nature Education Centre. Setting up camp alongside the river found just ten metres, or 32 feet, away is an experience unlike any other. With good facilities include a toilet and place to bathe and no entry fee to the Matang Forest, this is one of the best areas to consider.
An unmissable local landmark is the charcoal estuary and factory. The kilns used to bake logs to charcoal are truly massive. A tour guide will explain the entire process of making charcoal. The area surrounding the factory is scenic and tranquil, while a small shop sells souvenirs, charcoal and mangrove wood vinegar.
If you are looking for a quiet, serene area with tons of natural attractions, then look no further than Kuala Sepetang’s Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. This well preserved ecological landmark is home to countless species of migratory water and forest birds. Fishing in the area is excellent thanks to the abundance of marine life. Lucky travellers will even catch a glance of the rare Chinese white Dolphin, one of the only river dolphins in existence.
Travellers to Kuala Sepetang can’t miss out on a trip to Kota Ngah Ibrahim, otherwise termed Ngah Ibrahim’s Fort. Found near Matang Town, these ruins are an amazing place to explore. Getting to see the cell of Dato’Sagor, a notorious murderer, is an eerie experience.
The main village at Kuala Sepetang is famous for Curry Mee and Baozi. Curry Mee is also known as Curry Laksa and is a great curry noodle soup made from yellow noodles, rice vermicelli, chilli, coconut milk and a choice of seafood or tofu. There are recipe varieties to suit any taste or tolerance for heat. Baozi is a steamed bun with a range of sweet or salty fillings. These are two local dishes which you have to try.