A Day Trip to lpoh Old Town - An Architectural, Historical and Culinary Heritage
lpoh has an amazing collection of awe-inspiring architectural heritage buildings which can be found concentrated in the "Old Town" of lpoh. This delightful showcase of colonial buildings like the Railway Station, Town Hall, Birch Memorial, the Chartered Bank, OCBC and Mercantile bank buildings in addition to the very well curated Han Chin Pet Soo (Hakka Tin Miners Museum) makes a day trip to this destination well worth it.
lpoh is the capital of Perak, a state known worldwide for its massive tin industry since the 1800s for more than a 150 years until the collapse of the tin industry in the 1980s.
The glitter is coming back to town as she has been selected as one of the top #10 places to visit in Asia 2016 by TripAdvisor.
Many tourists come to visit the magnificent heritage buildings and become enthralled by the stories of olde. Of course, tourists come also for the culinary delights that she has to offer. The range of street-food and chic cafes set in quaint restored old shophouses makes for nostalgia.
08:15 : Meet at KL Sentral for a 2. 5hours train journey to lpoh.
11:00 : Commence walking tour of the Heritage Trail of lpoh.
13:00 : Lunch at a local restaurant.
14:00 : A guided tour (90 minutes) of the Hakka Miners Museum.
15:30 : Free and Easy browsing food and souvenir stalls at Concubine Lane.
17:00 : Return to lpoh Railway Station to board train to return to KL.
20:00 : Arrival at KL and drop-off at your Hotel.
A minimum payment for 2 guests is required.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the MacDonald outlet in KL Sentral.
End location: At the MacDonald outlet in KL Sentral.
Duration: 12 hours
Return train tickets from Kuala Lumpur to lpoh.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Admission tickets to Museum.
English language Tour Guide fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 RM - For personal shopping or souvenir purchases.
For tours that require transportation, I will use UBER/GRAB to move us around as and when required on our tour. However, if you prefer to have a chauffeured private car I can make the arrangements. The price will vary depending on your choice of car type.