Ipoh is the capital city of the state of Perak in Malaysia. Ipoh is about two and a half hours drive from Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur. A quiet city, Ipoh rose from the banks of the Kinta River during the tin mining boom of the 1880s. The decline of the tin mining industry has kept Ipoh largely a sleepy town.
Ipoh is famous for the limestone outcrops rising from the outskirts and caves. One of these is the Tempurung Cave near Gopeng, which is one of the longest caves in Malaysia. Tourists also visit the Chinese cave temples built around the many caves.
Ipoh is famous for its food and famed ‘white coffee’. Ipoh is a popular destination for tourists and locals on a gastronomic trip.