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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 ...
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 ...
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of All Saints’ Church, Muzium Perak, and Perak Museum. Perak Prison and Ling Nam Temple ...
Located in the heart of Taiping, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taiping Lake Garden, All Saints’ Church, and Perak Museum. Perak Prison and Ling Nam ...
Situated in Taiping, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of All Saints’ Church, Muzium Perak, and Perak Museum. Perak Prison and Ling Nam Temple are also within ...
Located in the heart of Taiping, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Taiping Lake Garden, All Saints’ Church, and Muzium Perak. Perak Prison and Zoo Taiping ...
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Commonwealth Allied War Cemetery and Columbia Asia Hospital. Perak Museum and ...
Taiping in the Matang and Selama District is the second largest town in Perak. The majority of attractions are accessible without a vehicle or the use of public transport. Bicycles are available for hire at most hotels and make for one of the best ways to see the city. Taxis and buses are readily available to transport you to the outlying areas. Here we will be exploring the majestic town of Taiping and advising you of the best places to stay, the most interesting things to do and the best local food to be found.
Taiping is a world-renowned area for its abundance of flora, fauna and its unusual rainfall which even spurred frequent wagers by the locals. On a daily basis one can find groups of people betting on what time it will start raining. Despite the heavy rainfall, daily showers are light and an umbrella is hardly ever needed. The abundance of water has resulted in some of the most beautiful plant life in all of Malaysia.
For convenience and comfort, the town centre and the suburb of Kampung Jambu both have a wide range of hotels at great rates. Shop within these two localities to ensure that you always have access to public transport when it’s needed, while also being close to numerous restaurants and shopping outlets.
The suburbs surrounding the Taiping Lake Gardens are not only affordable but they also grant amazing views. The surrounding scenery gives great photo opportunities from the vantage point of the higher rooms while the area itself could not be more convenient.
Bukit Larut, or Maxwell Hill, is a long-distance bus station at the Matang Mangrove Reserve towards the outskirts of Taiping. At this hill-top station you also find numerous places to stay. Both bungalows and rest houses are supplied at great rates.
Witness the amazing rebirth of abandoned tin mines. When the antiquated tin mines were abandoned many years ago, local authorities converted the area into one of the most magnificent man-made array of lakes ever attempted. Playgrounds, ponds, streams and more are plentiful, while the entire area is lined by some of the oldest trees in Malaysia.
Set amid the Taiping Lake Gardens at the foot of Maxwell Hill is the 36-acre Taiping zoo. The open concept animal enclosures attempt to mimic the natural habitat of each animal which allows visitors to view over 140 different species in a recreation of how they are found in nature. The result is well-cared for animals living in a beautiful, balanced conservation area.
Chinese Hiong Piah Pastries is a local delicacy which every traveller needs to try. These flaky Chinese specialities are also known as “fragrant biscuit” and are made from malt, shallots and sesame seeds.
The Antong Coffee Mill in Taiping can be found just beneath the train station and is the oldest coffee mill in Malaysia. It has been owned and operated by a single owner since 1933 and has roasted coffee beans which are easily among the best in the world.
Across Taiping you will find street vendors who supply authentic Malaysian cuisine at prices far lower than most restaurants. Snacking while strolling through town has never granted so much scope for choice.