Activities

Gua tempurung (http://www.ipoh-city.com/attraction/Gua_Tempurung/)

 

 

Gua Tempurung is a cave in Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. About 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.

Located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak, this limestone cave is one of the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. Although not as big as Niah Cave and Mulu Cave in Sarawak, beginners to caving exploration will be glad to know that this cave is easy to explore. The tunnel of the cave runs from the east to the west covering a distance of about 2km under the limestone hills known as Gunung Tempurung and Gunung Gajah. It is made up of 5 large domes and is believed to have existed since 8,000 B.C., about 10,000 years ago.

It comprises five huge domes with ceilings resembling coconut shells. Each of these domes has different calcium formations and marble that exist in differing temperatures and water levels. These caves are famous for their breathtaking gallery of stalagmites, stalactites and other amazing rock formations that are superb speleological wonders, found only in this part of the world.

There are various tours into the caves which are the main attraction here. These caves are located under the limestone hills and form tunnels that runs from east to west, nearly 1.9km in length. Visitors can experience these tours with specific requirements of prior preparation. Certain tours such as the River Adventure Tours require visitors to bring a change of clothes and shoes. Torch lights and safety helmets are available for rent. 

 

Lata Kinjang Waterfall

 

Lata Kinjang is located about 18 km from Tapah. The main attraction at this waterfall is the impressive series of cascades winding down a 100-metre drop. There are parking bays and eating stalls for picnickers. Visitors may also visit an orchid garden and a bamboo park.

 

Kinta Tin Mining Museum 

 

This museum located in Bandar Baru Kampar (next to the Petronas Station and within the vicinity of the Grand Kampar Hotel) is remarkable for its humble origins. The museum was a brainchild of a tin tycoon who was keen to showcase the gravel pump mining method which was widely applied in the Kinta Valley during its hey days. The museum which consists of two main galleries also serves as a tribute to local tin miners who took up the backbreaking work to earn a decent living and also for those who made the ultimate sacrifices when they became victims when the gravel walls collapsed or the water retention pool burst.

 

Gopeng Rainforest Resort (http://gopengrainforest.com/package/)

   

 

Gopeng Rainforest Resort offers a wide range of fun-filled indoor facilities such as mahjong, carom, ping pong (table tennis), etc and outdoor facilities for whitewater rafting, mountain biking, blow pipe, and others.

   

Badminton and Futsal at Sport@ Grand Kampar

 

 

 

 

For more local attractions, please refer to Perak Tourism Malaysia. - Please click here!