Attractions

Kuala Kangsar rich of history and architectural wonders. It is a well-preserved town in Perak, Malaysia located on the
banks of Sungai Perak, the second longest river in Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the gateway to Royal Belum State Park,
a 130 million years old rainforest and one of the world’s oldest rainforests, older than both the Amazon and the Congo.

Ubudiah Mosque           (1.3km from hotel)
Ubudiah Mosque (1.3km from hotel)

Boasting gold and Italian marble domes, the Ubudiah Mosque casts a dramatic backdrop against the landscape of Kuala Kangsar. This majestic building is one of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques. It was built at the command of Sultan Idris Murshidal Azam Shah following his recovery from an illness in 1913, but the sultan sadly never lived to see it completed. Be sure to dress appropriately if you would want to enter the mosque!


  

Victoria Bridge (9.6km from hotel)
Victoria Bridge (9.6km from hotel)

Victoria Bridge is a picturesque photography spot Victoria Bridge is one of the oldest railway bridges in Malaysia, which cuts across the Perak River at Karai. Built in 1897, it was named after Queen Victoria, to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee Year. Connecting the western Malay states to Penang, Victoria Bridge was once used for the transportation of tin ore until it closed in 2002. The bridge is popular among avid photographers thanks to its nostalgic and old-world vibes. Those familiar with the Malaysian film industry might even recognise it as the film location of 2014’s The Journey.

   

Istana Kenangan (2km from hotel)
Istana Kenangan (2km from hotel)

Istana Kenangan, or the Palace of Dreams Once the residence of the Perak royal family, the well-preserved palace served as a venue for royal ceremonies. Also used for funeral preparations, it was known as Istana Mayat (Palace of the Deceased). It was later renamed Istana Kenangan (Palace of Memories) by First Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, and has been housing the Perak Royal Museum since 1986. The architecture of Istana Kenangan is an epitome of traditional Malay craftsmanship. The wooden building was built with any iron nails, while the walls are woven with wickerwood and embellished with immaculate carvings. The palace has a unique shape which resembles a sword in its sheath.

  

Gallery Sultan Azlan Shah (850 meter from hotel)
Gallery Sultan Azlan Shah (850 meter from hotel)

The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery was officially opened by His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah on 9 December 2003. It is located in Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, and was rebuilt from the Istana Ulu built in 1898. It houses and displays the history and milestones of the illustrious life of His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah. The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery provides insights into the Perak Royal Family, the invaluable contributions of His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah towards the nation and the State of Perak and Perak’s rich cultural heritage.

  

Istana Iskandariah (1.7km from hotel)
Istana Iskandariah (1.7km from hotel)

Istana Iskandariah or Iskandariah Palace is the royal palace of the Perak Sultanate and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak since its completion in 1933. It is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia. All the Sultans of Perak have been installed in the palace since its completion   

Craft Bazaar (700 meter from hotel)
Craft Bazaar (700 meter from hotel)

The craft bazaar along the Sungai Perak offers local handicraft items such as bubu hiasan (decorative fish traps), tikar mengkuang (mats), tekat benang emas (gold embroidery) and anyaman rotan (rattan woven).  Go and hunt for a good bargain of these items, buy some and used them as decorations to your home or as gifts to friends.

  

Join the Perak River Safari (700 meter from hotel)
Join the Perak River Safari (700 meter from hotel)

Take a rendezvous with nature along the Perak River. Kuala Kangsar has her share of nature too, particularly along the Perak River. Once used to transport ore in the 19th century, the second longest river in Malaysia now houses hydro power dams. Cruising down the river gives you a glimpse of the rustic side of Perak. Imagine the sound of leaves rustling in the breeze, buffaloes by the stream, monkeys swaying in the trees, and fishermen casting their nets. Of course, there are plenty of river adventure activities you can take a splash in such as camping, forest trekking and kayaking.

  

Zoo Taiping (38.7km from hotel)
Zoo Taiping (38.7km from hotel)

Taiping Zoo is a zoological park located at Bukit Larut, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Established in 1961, Taiping Zoo is the oldest zoo in Malaysia. It is one of the major zoological parks in Malaysia. It covers 36 acres and exhibits 1300 animals representing 180 species of amphibiansmammals, and reptiles.

  

Royal Belum                                                                                       (141km from hotel)
Royal Belum (141km from hotel)

Curious about the state of the natural world 130 million years before? Get a glimpse of the past and immerse yourself in one of the oldest and most protected nature reserves in the world, the Royal Belum State Park. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reserve is home to most exotic flora and fauna. This day tour begins with a meet up with your personal nature guide at the Pulau Banding Public Jetty. The only way into the park is by cruising along the Temenggor Lake, the second largest man-made lake in Peninsular Malaysia. See specks of small islands, mountain peaks, and hills while cruising. Upon arriving at the park, enter the rainforest and get lucky by spotting the Rafflesia flower, the largest flower in the world! Follow the elephants’ trail at the Sungai Papa salt lick area where various animal species obtain their salt nutrients. Continue the excursion by dropping by Kampung Aman Dama and visiting an Orang Asli village, home to the oldest inhabitants of Peninsular Malaysia. Meet the aboriginal people and choose to give out donations and gifts. Your next stop will bring you to the Air Tejun waterfall where you can bathe and relax after a day of trekking. Along with this adventure, get the chance to see rare and endangered species such as Malaysian sun bears, Sumatran rhinoceroses, great Indian hornbills, and the white-handed gibbon. Explore geological relics and journey to the Crowning Glory of Peninsular Malaysia.