Capital of the state of Perak on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, Ipoh is surrounded by a scenic landscape of limestone outcrops with wonderful cave temples, verdant rainforest and cascading waterfalls.
Once the centre of the world's tin industry, Ipoh is today noted for its excellent restaurants, hawkers and local dishes; while architecturally the town is characterised by colonial era Chinese shophouses and several impressive buildings from that period, such as the Railway Station, Town Hall and Court House.
It is however the chance to escape life's stresses and luxuriate in rejuvenating therapies which attracts visitors to this region. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a sanctuary of bespoke holistic wellness offering treatments from the ancient ethnic traditions of indigenous Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. As well as the ultimate spa experience, feast on gourmet food with locally-sourced ingredients, and discover a host of activities including trekking.
GMT +8 hours
There are no direct flights from the UK to Ipoh. It is about a two hour 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur or two hours drive from Penang.
Ipoh is a year-round destination with temperatures usually between 20-30ºC, with rainfall occurring throughout the year.
A tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels throughout Malaysia. Details will be advised at the time of booking.