Swap the bustle of the capital for the charming colonial town of Ipoh on this full-day tour. Enjoy a 2-hour scenic ride north by train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, home to what were once the richest tin mines in the world.
Upon arrival, visit the historical Ipoh Railway Station, designed by a British architect, and take a look at its surmounted Moorish domes and turrets which earned its nickname, the Taj Mahal of Malaysia. Make the most of your guide and flexible itinerary as you take in the highlights of the historic center on foot. Along your way get a glimpse of the beautiful neoclassical styles of colonial architecture such as the old post office, Birch memorial, and town hall.
Then, stop for a delicious traditional brunch at the Old Town White Coffee, a local kopitiam (coffee house) that was established in 1999 and became the largest coffee chain in the country. Discover more of the town’s gastronomic heritage as you sample an array of street food and authentic local dishes.