Perak - State And Attractions

on Sunday, 17 March 2013

Perak - State And Attractions

Perak - State And Attractions | Perak Darul Redzuan is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. It borders Kedah and the Thai Yala Province to the north, Penang to the northwest, Kelantan and Pahang to the east, Selangor to the south, and the Straits of Malacca to the west.

The state's administrative capital of Ipoh was known historically for tin-mining activities until the price of the metal dropped, severely affecting the state's economy. The royal capital, however remains at Kuala Kangsar, where the palace of the Sultan of Perak is located.

Perak means silver in Malay, which is probably derived from the silvery colour of tin. In the 1890s, Perak, with the richest alluvial deposits of tin in the world was one of the jewels in the crown of the British Empire. However, some say the name comes from the "glimmer of fish in the water" that sparkled like silver. Darul Ridzuan is the state's Arabic honourific, and can mean either "land" or "abode" of grace.

Perak - State And Attractions
Perak Tourism Map

Administrative divisions
Perak is divided into 10 administrative districts which are further divided into local administrative Municipal councils. The following is a list of the 10 administrative districts in terms of population.

Districts of Perak

Districts of Perak

1. Kinta
2. Larut, Matang & Selama
3. Manjung
4. Hilir Perak
5. Kerian
6. Batang Padang
7. Kuala Kangsar
8. Perak Tengah
9. Hulu Perak
10. Kampar

Perak Attractions

1. Royal Belum National Park

Royal Belum National Park

Belum Eco Resort (also known as Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island) is one of hundred islands located in Tasik Temenggor, Perak.  It is near to the world famous Royal Belum National Park. It offers a wide range of activities for everybody who wants to experience nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Belum Eco Resort won the Best Eco-Resort Award by the Perak State Government in 2007.

Located in Gerik and covering 15,200 hectares, Belum Lake is the largest man-made lake in Perak. The tranquil beauty surrounding the lake is complemented by the diversity of its flora and fauna. This enchanting atmosphere is home of the `orang asli’ with their unique traditional lifestyle of totally depending upon the jungles and surrounding lake.

The lake has a rich variety of freshwater fish including Toman, Sebarau, Tenggalan, Baung and even the renowned Kelah, providing ample challenge to fishing. This makes Tasik Belum a very attractive and 'must go' fishing destination for beginner as well as die hard anglers to pit their skill.

2. Sungai Klah Hot Spring

 Sungai Klah Hot Spring

Sungai Klah Hot Springs is nestled in the serene and lush forest patches, surrounded by hills and clear cold mountain streams and rivers. All 6.5 hectares enjoy the scenic view of well-tended oil palm plantation and durian orchard amidst a haven of tranquility.

Its unique concept of a specially designed free flowing Hot Springs Swimming Pool and Therapeutic Park at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range 200 feet above sea level is indeed creatively engineered to attract visitors who appreciate the wonders of nature. Families visiting the park can try out the family baths and enjoy the privacy of this special treat. Another popular family activity not to miss out on is the hot springs egg-boiling experience.

For visitors who are keen to experience the local Malay massage, the park offers one of the finest traditional massage packages to benefit from.

For more adventure, visitors can take on the challenge of the Sungkai River or work off the calories trekking in and around the park as you immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround the location.

3. Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave)

Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave)

Gua Tempurung is a cave in Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. More than 3 km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there are a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty.

A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6 km through the hill. There are three very large chambers and some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

There are plans to develop the surrounding area. By the end of 2006 a go kart centre and a horse riding area had opened.

4. Kampar River White Rafting

Kampar River White Rafting

Get up close and personal with nature, experience an exotic and mystifying rainforest where the fastest butterflies swarm by the riverbank while you enjoy swimming in the river or jump from trees or just glide down the river on a raft.

The clear water of Kampar River (Class I-III) is suitable for anyone who is physically fit and those who crave for mild technical adventure whilst safely enjoy a rafting trip.

Test out your river skills and go on an adrenaline rush as you ride through 14 rapids and cooling waters of Kampar River in Perak, just 2 hours from Pangkor Island, Lumut and the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. A state in west Malaysia famous for its’ tin ore, and pomelo fruit, Ipoh hor fun, home-grown white coffee, temples, caves and hot springs!

5. Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is large expanse of Mangrove Forest covering 50,511 ha in area, stretching from Kuala Gula in the north to Pengkalan Baharu in the south of Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. There are 2 islands and 7 major estuaries divided the mangrove area.

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve has been gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906. It is not only renowned as the most successfully managed Mangrove Forest in Malaysia but also amongst the best managed mangrove ecosystem in the world.

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and its adjacent coastline are of major importance as a staging area for migratory shorebirds, and are the major remaining area of suitable habitat in Malaysia for the Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus.

In 1985/86, the highest Count of shorebirds approached 14,300 individuals. With a possible turnover rate of between three and six times this figure, it is likely that between 43,000 and 85,000 shorebirds utilize this area during migration. It is recognised as an outstanding conservation management of the rich and diverse of wildlife and habitats that thrive throughout the mangrove and mudflats area.

6. Taman Herba (Perak Herbal Garden)
7. Orang Utan Island
8. Taiping Zoo and Night Safari
9. Kuala Woh (Recreational Forest Tapah)
10. Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)
11. Teluk Intan Leaning Tower (Menara Condong Teluk Intan)
12. Kellie's Castle - Perak Tourist Attractions
13. Cave Temples
14. Lang Mountain
15. Tua Pek Kong Temple
16. Teluk Batik
17. Lumut

# More detail about places and tourism in Perak will updated later.

Article Source -
Ranking: 5

{ 6 comments... read them below or add one }

Anonymous said...

Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
I'm getting sick and tired of Wordpress because I've had problems with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

Look at my web blog ... money for home repairs

19 March 2013 at 08:32
Anonymous said...

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to
my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

Review my webpage - short term apartments san francisco

3 April 2013 at 22:42
Anonymous said...

Hiya! My spouse and I often publish guest articles or blog
posts for other weblog owners to help gain exposure to our work,
as well as provide great articles to website owners. It really is a win win
situation! If you are interested feel free to email me at: milford-wenzel@yahoo.
com so we can communicate further. Kudos!

My page corporate furnished rentals nyc

6 April 2013 at 08:18
Anonymous said...

Hey there! I am about to begin my own website and
was wondering if you know where the best place to buy a website url
is? I'm not even sure if that's what its called? (I'm new to this) I'm referring to "".
Exactly how do I go about acquiring one of these for the website I'm building? Thankyou

Here is my web site :: extech cb10 circuit breaker finder

16 April 2013 at 05:50
Anonymous said...

Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you're working with? I'm looking to start my own blog
in the near future but I'm having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something completely unique.
P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

Feel free to surf to my homepage: refrigerator repair chicago area

17 April 2013 at 15:15
Anonymous said...

Hey! I could have sworn I've been to this site before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it's new to me.

Anyhow, I'm definitely happy I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back often!

my web blog ... high tech pet humane contain reviews

18 April 2013 at 12:29

Post a Comment

© LepakDMalaysia All Rights Reserved