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Taiping provides you free information and suggestions for planning your own trip to this town in Perak.

Taiping (GPS: 4.85152, 100.74085), (Chinese: 太平; Pinyin: Tàipíng; Hokkien with Taiji romanisation: Thai1peng2) is the second biggest town in Perak after Ipoh. Located to the north of the state, Taiping was established during the tin mining age, and saw much of the activities associated with that ore. When the seat of Perak's administration moved to Kuala Kangsar in Upper Perak in 1877, Taiping became the administrative capital of Perak. It was only after the Second World War had ended, in 1945, that the state administrative capital was moved to Ipoh.

Map of sights in Taiping

Selected Places of Interest in Taiping

  1. Antong Coffee Factory (GPS: 4.85509, 100.73292)
  2. Aun Tong House (GPS: 4.85482, 100.73276)
  3. Burmese Pool (GPS: 4.85435, 100.76054)
  4. Chung Keng Kwee Townhouse (GPS: 4.85426, 100.74144)
  5. Guan Hin Chan (GPS: 4.85225, 100.74289)
  6. Gurdwara Sahib Taiping (GPS: 4.02525, 101.02229)
  7. Kompleks Majlis Perbandaran Taiping (GPS: 4.85491, 100.74387)
  8. Larut Matang District Office (GPS: 4.85377, 100.74362)
  9. Larut Matang District Office (GPS: 4.86051, 100.75997)
  10. Ling Nam Ku Miew (GPS: 4.8621, 100.74708)
  11. Ng Boo Fee Fountain (GPS: 4.8562, 100.74745)
  12. Pejabat Orang Besar Jajahan Larut Matang dan Selama (GPS: 4.8474, 100.73499)
  13. Perak Museum (GPS: 4.86005, 100.74549)
  14. Shun Te Hui Kuan (GPS: 4.85321, 100.74303)
  15. Taiping Cenotaph (GPS: 4.85655, 100.74564)
  16. Taiping Clocktower (GPS: 4.85212, 100.74203)
  17. Taiping Hokkien Association (GPS: 4.84805, 100.73523)
  18. Taiping Lake Gardens (GPS: 4.84886, 100.7482)
  19. Taiping Market (GPS: 4.85145, 100.73999)
  20. Taiping Prison (GPS: 4.8605, 100.74656)
  21. Taiping War Cemetery (GPS: 4.85889, 100.75737)
  22. Taiping Zoo (GPS: 4.85483, 100.75133)
  23. Temple of the Immortal Girl (GPS: 4.85316, 100.74401)
  24. The Residency (GPS: 4.85886, 100.74892)
  25. Wat Phodhiyaram (GPS: 4.85755, 100.72926)

Hotels in Taiping

  1. Hotel Taiping Perdana (GPS: 4.8433, 100.7402)

Eateries in Taiping

  1. Larut Matang Hawker Centre (GPS: 4.86631, 100.73022)

Shopping in Taiping

  1. AEON Mall Taiping (GPS: 4.87256, 100.72882)
  2. Centrepoint Taiping (GPS: 4.86508, 100.73011)
  3. Giant Hypermarket, Taiping (GPS: 4.86336, 100.70782)
  4. Taiping Mall (GPS: 4.85886, 100.74892)
  5. Taiping Sentral Mall (GPS: 4.86571, 100.73143)
  6. Tesco Taiping (GPS: 4.86631, 100.73022)
  7. The Store Taiping (GPS: 4.86631, 100.73022)

Mosques in Taiping

  1. Indian Muslim Mosque (GPS: 4.84751, 100.73434)
  2. Masjid Hanafi (GPS: 4.84954, 100.7373)
  3. Old Kota Mosque (GPS: 4.84954, 100.7373)

Churches in Taiping

  1. All Saints Church (GPS: 6.435766, 100.190755)
  2. Chinese Methodist Church, Pokok Assam (GPS: 4.83218, 100.73969)
  3. St Louis Church (GPS: 4.84619, 100.73603)
  4. Taiping Chinese Gospel Hall (GPS: 4.84843, 100.73658)
  5. Taiping Chinese Methodist Church (GPS: 4.84843, 100.73658)
  6. Taiping Gospel Hall (GPS: 4.84846, 100.73461)
  7. Wesley Methodist Church, Taiping (GPS: 4.85995, 100.74198)

Transport Hubs in Taiping

  1. Taiping Bus Hub (GPS: 4.85017, 100.73971)
  2. Taiping Bus Terminal (GPS: 4.85287, 100.73236)
  3. Taiping Railway Station (GPS: 4.85287, 100.73236)

Public Transport in Taiping

The Rapid Kamunting bus launched on 3 March 2016 to serve the Greater Kamunting area, which includes Taiping. In Taiping, the bus terminates at the Taiping Bus Hub (GPS: 4.85017, 100.73971) . As of June 2018, there are now three bus routes namely RKM10 (Taiping Loop), RKM20 (Jejak Warisan Loop) and RKM30.

Sports and Country Clubs in Taiping

  1. New Club (GPS: 4.85709, 100.74585)
  2. Chinese Recreation Club (GPS: 4.85709, 100.74585)

Medial Attention in Taiping

  1. Taiping Hospital (GPS: 4.85089, 100.73747)

Categories of sights in Taiping


Taiping District OfficeTaiping District Office (4 February, 2006)

360° View of Taiping on Google Maps Street View




Places near Taiping


Taiping townTaiping town (4 February 2006)


Taiping is basically a two-street town. The two main roads in Taiping are Jalan Kota (Kota Road) and Jalan Taming Sari (Main Road). Cutting perpendicular to these two main roads are cross roads to form a grid. This town plan dates from 1880, when a massive fire destroyed much of the old town, giving the British authorities an opportunity to re-plan the town. The Larut Matang District office is located at the northern end of the town while the Indian Muslim Mosque at the southern end.

Taiping Lake GardensTaiping Lake Gardens (4 February, 2006)

Getting into Taiping

By road

Most people go to Taiping by road. Taiping is accessible from the North South Expressway. Coming from the north, you use Exit 148 to Kamunting, while coming from the south, you use Exit 146 at Changkat Jering. There are buses to Taiping from Penang (Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal) and Kuala Lumpur (Puduraya).

Perak Museum, TaipingPerak Museum, Taiping (4 February 2006)


By Plane

There is no regular commercial airport in Taiping, so the closest are Penang International Airport and Ipoh Airport. Penang is 1½ hours away on the road, depending on traffic situation, while Ipoh is an hour away.

By Train

The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM, (http://www.ktmb.com.my/) operates train services linking Taiping to Butterworth in the north, and Kuala Lumpur in the south, arriving at the newly rebuilt Taiping Railway Station. Beginning on 11 July, 2014, the KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) provides a high-speed connection to Taiping from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth. The train from KL Sentral arrives in Taiping at 12:24 pm in the afternoon, while the train from Butterworth Railway Station arrives at 6:25 pm.

Getting around Taiping

Taiping is a fairly compact town, and most of the places of interest can actually be visited on foot, except for places like the Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping Zoo and Maxwell Hill. For these, taxi is probably the only option. Otherwise, it is advisable to drive. Since 2015, there is the Rapid Kamunting RKM20 (Jejak Warisan Loop) Bus Service, which makes a loop around Taiping, passing many of the heritage sites in town. In addition, there is also the Rapid Kamunting RKM10 Taiping Loop Bus Service that follows a route between Kamunting and Taiping.

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