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Popular amenities for Ipoh vacation rentals

Stay near Ipoh's top sights

AEON Kinta City54 locals recommend
Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites11 locals recommend
Gunung Lang Recreational Park67 locals recommend
Mydin Mall Meru Raya21 locals recommend
Dataran Ipoh17 locals recommend
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village72 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ipoh

  • Total rentals

    2.8K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.2K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    74K reviews

Your guide to Ipoh

All About Ipoh

Halfway between Penang and Kuala Lumpur in the Malaysian state of Perak, the city of Ipoh is famous for its limestone caves, grandiose architecture, and vibrant street art. Known as one of the country’s culinary capitals, this is a great place to tour the famous hawker stalls to sample regional delicacies like ayam tauge (bean sprouts and chicken) and curry mee (wheat noodles and roasted pork in coconut-milk broth). Adrenaline seekers flock to the region to explore one of Malaysia’s largest cave networks and go whitewater rafting on the Kampar River. If you are looking for something more low-key, check out Kellie’s Castle. Construction started in the early 20th century, but when the owner died suddenly, the Scottish-style castle was left half-finished in the middle of the forest, where you can walk its supposedly haunted corridors and explore its secret tunnels.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ipoh

Ipoh experiences a hot, humid tropical climate all year round. December through February are the driest and coldest months of the year, a good time to get out and explore the cave temples or Kellie’s Castle. From March until May, the weather is usually pretty comfortable and consistent, making this a nice time to book your Ipoh villa. August until November is the monsoon season, and while it can get very soggy, often the rain comes in hard, quick bursts followed by hours of sunshine. Regardless when you visit, it is always a good idea to keep a waterproof layer handy when you go out exploring for the day.

Top things to do in Ipoh

Perak Tong Cave Temple

The area surrounding Ipoh is dotted with more than 30 cave temples that were chiseled out of the limestone cliffs by Buddhist monks. One of the most stunning is Perak Tong Cave Temple, which features a 40-foot-tall Buddha statue, a beautiful Chinese temple gate, and 450 steps that lead through a series of ornate gazebos until you reach the top of the limestone hill.

Mural Art Lane

This small alleyway on the eastern bank of the River Kinta features large, brightly colored illustrations of everyday life in Malaysia, including regional customs and images from the area’s turbulent past. Not only is this a great place to enjoy work by local artists, but it also offers excellent photo opportunities.

Tambun Cave

Ipoh is famous for its Neolithic cave paintings that date from between 2,000 and 5,000 years ago. Tambun Cave, a National Heritage Site, features hundreds of these drawings of people and animals on a sheer cliff face. If you pay close attention, you may even see remnants of snail shells on the ground, thought to have been food for the original artists.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Ipoh?

    Ipoh experiences a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures typically between 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C). Rainfall is common throughout the year, with higher precipitation often seen between September to November.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Ipoh?

    Visitors often enjoy exploring the hip cafes in Old Town, visiting the various temples and museums, walking through the local markets, or hiking in the nearby hills.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Ipoh?

    June to August is a frequently suggested time to visit Ipoh due to less rainfall. The Ipoh International Run in July and the Ipoh International Waiters Race in September are popular local events.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ipoh?

    Guests frequently choose to stay in the Old Town district known for its historic charm, New Town with its lively night markets, or Tambun, well-known for its hot springs.

  • What are the best places to visit in Ipoh?

    Travelers often recommend the Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, the historical elements of Ipoh's Old Town, and the vibrant Art of OldTown murals. Additionally, don't miss out on the Lost World of Tambun theme park.

  • What are some hiking trails in Ipoh?

    Ipoh has several engaging trails, including those around Kledang Hill and Bukit Bangkong, as well as the more challenging hike to the peak of Gunung Lang.

  • What are some family activities to do in Ipoh?

    Families frequently enjoy exploring the Movie Animation Park Studios, visiting the Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo museum, or spending a day at the Lost World of Tambun theme park with its hot springs and adventure rides.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Ipoh?

    Day trips from Ipoh often include visits to Kuala Kangsar to see the Ubudiah Mosque, exploring the royal town of Perak, or heading to Cameron Highlands to enjoy the tea plantations and strawberry farms.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Ipoh?

    Experience the best of Ipoh with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there hotel rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ipoh?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 hotel rentals in Ipoh featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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