In a blink of an eye and we are already a week into July. With the MCO kicking in mid-March, many of us had no choice but to stay at home. But now that we can finally travel between states, what do you think about visiting our nearby city, Taiping? If you don’t know where to start, here are 8 attraction spots that will help you get under the skin of Taiping and discover the unexpected side of the city.
8 Beautiful Spots In Taiping That You Must Visit At Least Once
1. Taiping Lake Garden
An iconic spot that is backed with 100 years of history, Lake Garden is a breathtaking place that features one of the most beautiful lakes in Taiping. Grassy knoll that is perfect to spread a picnic blanket, it’s a spot to enjoy the stunning view as the sun goes down over the lake too. However, if you’re someone who seeks something more exciting, fret not to row your way around the lake in a cute paddleboat.
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Address: Jalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak.
2. Clock Tower
No visit to Taiping is complete until you’ve been to the Clock Tower. A white building that is inspired by a classic European design, this is a tower that screams a vintage vibe. Serving as a police station and fire brigade until 1950, the Clock Tower is now a popular attraction that consists of many Instagrammable spots. From traditional trishaw to an old telephone booth, get ready to snap more than 10 photos here.
Address: Jalan Kota, Taiping, Perak 34000.
3. Charcoal Factory
A nostalgic place that brings you back in time, Charcoal Factory is an old-fashioned charcoal factory that turns mangrove logs into black charcoal. Located in Kuala Sepetang, this place even has its own tours that bring you across the stories behind of charcoal production. However, if you’re not a fan of exploring the historical aspects of the factory, fret not to uncover this place on your very own.
Operating Hours: 9AM – 5PM (Daily)
Address: Jalan Taiping – Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Negeri Perak.
4. Antong Coffee Mill
A rustic place that screams a strong industrial vibe, Antong is actually Malaysia’s oldest coffee mill. First started in 1933 and is still in business, this is a place to add a vintage tone to your Instagram. Upon stepping into the coffee mill, you’ll be stunned by the coffee aroma here. Persisting on a traditional method of roasting using firewood, fret not to taste all their coffee products at their visitor centre!
Operating Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM (Daily)
Address: Kampung Asam Kumbang, 34000 Taiping, Perak.
5. Bukit Larut
Previously known as Maxwell Hill, Bakit Larut is the oldest hill resort in Malaysia. Flourished with wildflowers and untamed lush greenery, every corner here is the perfect backdrop for your OOTD shot. Not to mention, there are plenty of exciting activities here too. From jungle trekking to bird-watching, fret not to explore the Burmese pool near the foothill or discover the tea garden at the top.
6. Taiping Zoo
Perched on Bukit Larut, Taiping Zoo boasts an enviable location as well as featuring an extensive collection of animals from the Malaysian Tiger to the Night Heron. First established in 1961, you won’t believe that this is actually Malaysia’s oldest zoo! Additionally, they even have a night safari too! So if you can’t make it during the day, here’s a great place to adventure at night.
Operating Hours: 8AM – 11PM (Daily)
Address: Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak
7. Spritzer Eco Park
Next up on our list is Spritzer Eco Park. Boasting fun recreational facilities along with historical attractions and tours, it’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your family and friends. Additionally, don’t miss out on exciting activities like playing mini-golf while enjoying the lush greenery and fresh air!
Operating Hours: 9AM – 9PM (Daily)
Address: Lot 898, Reservoir, Off, Jalan Air Kuning, 34000 Taiping.
8. Perak Museum
Perfect for a short excursion, Perak Museum is the first museum in Malaysia. Housing a vast collection of items related to zoology, botany and more, these are actually items that are curated by the founder, Sir Hugh Low. Divided into 4 galleries (Nature, Cultural, Indigenous People, Temporary), expect to spend at least an hour venturing into each section!
Operating Hours: 9AM – 6PM (Daily)
Address: Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak.
Who’s Ready For A Day Trip To Taiping?
We’ve come to the end of our listicle of ‘8 Beautiful Spots To Visit In Taiping For A Fun And Adventurous Trip Over The Weekend.’ So if you’re thinking of a quick weekend trip to a nearby city, fret not to visit Taiping! Let us know which one you would go to first and see you in the next post!
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