PERAK - MALAYSIA

 

 

PERAK

NORTH MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Leaning Tower at Teluk Intan, PerakPerak Darul Ridzuan takes its name from the silvery color of the rich tin deposits for which it is renowned since perak means silver in Bahasa Malaysia. This mineral featured prominently in the history and economy of the state. The growth of its major towns and the rise of numerous wealthy millionaires in bygone years can be attributed to tin. Although tin-mining has ceased to be a major industrial activity, visitors can still catch a glimpse of Perak's tin-mining history at the Geological Museum in Ipoh, its capital city.

 

The saga of tin-mining aside, modern-day Perak is a vibrant state and has numerous options for those willing to traverse its over 21,000 sq km of territory. This state has a western coastline facing the Straits of Malacca with Penang and Selangor lying on its north and south respectively. Ipoh, its capital city, is appealing with its beautifully landscaped parks, orderly streets and pleasant surroundings. It is also known for its many fruit stalls selling the state's famous Tambun pomelos and groundnuts. Guava is also   Leaning Tower-Teluk Intan

commercially cultivated, mostly on what was once mining land. Another appealing characteristic of Perak is the imposing beauty of its limestone hills. Set within these hills are two well-known cave temples, Sam Poh Tong and Perak Tong. This comprehensive travel guide to Malaysia will assist you in choosing the best tourists attractions that will suit your interest when you are holidaying in Perak.

 

Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar, PerakKuala Kangsar, the royal town of Perak features many old buildings and structures of historical value such as the Ubudiah Mosque and the Iskandariah Palace. The official residence of the Sultan of Perak is one of the most amazing palaces you will see in Malaysia. Here, the last surviving rubber tree of the original batch that was brought from London Kew's Garden in 1877 by H.N. Ridley, can be seen at the district office. Just fifteen kilometers south of this town is the site of a unique cottage industry producing Perak's well known earthernware, Labu Sayong. Another tourist attraction seen here is the Royal Museum which was Photo: Ubudiah Mosque          once a royal residence.

 

Scenic View of the Taiping Lake Gardens in Taiping, PerakTaiping, 40 km north, is home to the country's oldest museum and the cool hill resort of Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill). Its scenic Lake Gardens and the Taiping Zoo are favorites with locals and visitors alike and its serene atmosphere will help to refresh your mind and body. There are several other points of interest that should not be missed. One of these is Kellie's Castle in Batu Gajah. It was built by a wealthy Scottish rubber planter, William Kellie Smith. Lovers of history can visit the historical site of Pasir Salak, further west of Batu Gajah. With its many places of interest, Perak is described as a splendor of           Taiping Lake Gardens in Perak

history, arts and nature.

 

Pangkor, Perak's island in the sun draws throngs of visitors annually to its lovely beaches, reputed to be among the best in the world and it is one of the most popular resorts in Malaysia. Bird lovers should head north for the fascinating Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary where over 100 species of birds can be sighted. So, make a date with these spectacular places of interest seen in Perak and make your vacation an excellent vacation.

 

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