Taiping Travel Tips




          
Taiping Travel TipsTaiping Travel Tips (4 February, 2006)






Taiping Travel Tips 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.

Location of sights in Taiping

Selected Places of Interest in Taiping

  1. Burmese Pool (GPS: 4.85435, 100.76054)
  2. Chung Keng Kwee Townhouse (GPS: 4.85426, 100.74144)
  3. Guan Hin Chan (GPS: 4.85225, 100.74289)
  4. Gurdwara Sahib Taiping (GPS: 4.02525, 101.02229)
  5. Kompleks Majlis Perbandaran Taiping (GPS: 4.85491, 100.74387)
  6. Larut Matang District Office (GPS: 4.85377, 100.74362)
  7. Larut Matang District Office (GPS: 4.86051, 100.75997)
  8. Ng Boo Fee Fountain (GPS: 4.8562, 100.74745)
  9. Perak Museum (GPS: 4.86005, 100.74549)
  10. Shun Te Hui Kuan (GPS: 4.85321, 100.74303)
  11. Taiping Cenotaph (GPS: 4.85655, 100.74564)
  12. Taiping Clocktower (GPS: 4.85212, 100.74203)
  13. Taiping Hokkien Association (GPS: 4.84805, 100.73523)
  14. Taiping Lake Gardens (GPS: 4.84886, 100.7482)
  15. Taiping Market (GPS: 4.85145, 100.73999)
  16. Taiping War Cemetery (GPS: 4.85889, 100.75737)
  17. Taiping Zoo (GPS: 4.85483, 100.75133)
  18. Temple of the Immortal Girl (GPS: 4.85316, 100.74401)
  19. The Residency (GPS: 4.85886, 100.74892)
  20. 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 Terminal (GPS: 4.85287, 100.73236)
  2. Taiping Railway Station (GPS: 4.85287, 100.73236)

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

  1. Bakeries in Taiping
  2. Cemeteries in Taiping
  3. Chinese temples in Taiping
  4. Churches in Taiping
  5. Clan associations in Taiping
  6. Hawker Centres in Taiping
  7. Hindu Temples in Taiping
  8. Historic Buildings in Taiping
  9. Hospitals in Taiping
  10. Hotels in Taiping
  11. Markets in Taiping
  12. Monuments in Taiping
  13. Mosques in Taiping
  14. Mountains in Taiping
  15. Museums in Taiping
  16. Parks in Taiping
  17. Recreation Clubs in Taiping
  18. Schools in Taiping
  19. Shopping Malls in Taiping
  20. Swimming Pools in Taiping
  21. Thai Temples in Taiping
  22. Tourist Attractions in Taiping

Taiping District OfficeTaiping District Office (4 February, 2006)

360° View of Taiping on Google Maps Street View



Places near Taiping

  1. Changkat Jering
  2. Kamunting
  3. Kuala Sepetang
  4. Matang
  5. Maxwell Hill
  6. Simpang

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.

List of Towns in Perak and Towns in Malaysia

 Penang Travel Tips Latest Pages | Halaman Terkini





Perak, so much to explore and discover!

To continue exploring Perak, select another destination from the map below!













Mami's Kitchen



Your Finance Doctor


List of Businesses in the Directory

 Penang Travel Tips puts the Whole Wide World at Your Fingertips!

Penang Travel Tips is not just about Penang, nor just about Malaysia - it's about the world wide world. It's my own treasure trove of travel information, for the benefit of anybody who might need it.




Our Special Feature on Penang Travel Tips this week is Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips. Get to know Kuala Lumpur neighbourhood by neighbourhood through the map below.

 Quick Links for the Busy Traveler

  1. Book Long Distance Bus Tickets in Malaysia and Singapore
  2. Find A Hotel Room

 Advertise on this website

Yes, you can advertise your business on this website. You can put an ad on a specific page or across all the pages, so that readers of this website will discover your business. contact me here. for details.

 All About Me

Let me take a moment to thank you for visiting my website, Penang Travel Tips. Since I started it in 2003, it has grown to become the online encyclopedia of Penang. My name is , and I am one of the few full-time web authors. This website Penang Travel Tips describes not just Penang, but all the places I am curious about. You can find information on all the major cities in Malaysia, all the countries in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, indeed the whole the world!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to every corner of the world so that it reaches every person who needs. To get in touch with me, simply submit the contact form. Thanks for visiting and don't forget to follow me on Facebook!


 My Social Media Presence

To interact with me, LIKE ME on Faceboook, or my Penang Travel Tips FB Page and Places To Go FB Page, and join any/all of my Facebook Pages and Groups including Penang Travel Tips FB Group, Exploring Malaysia, Big World Out There, My Little Bookshelf, Learn Penang Hokkien, Penang Street Art, Penang Hawker Food, Penang Restaurant Food, Masa Masak, Penang Residential Properties and Armchair Traveler.

Copyright © 2003-2017 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.