Best Ipoh Instagrammable Place

Take full advantage of Instagram worthy Ipoh and grab some lovely photos while you are here for the food (well, aren’t you?)!

See Best Ipoh food!

The thirst is real if you go seeking out any of these spots, why not check out these Ipoh cafes too? Or try some Ipoh’s famous white coffee?

Table of Contents

  1. Market Lane & Concubine Lane (Panglima Lane)
  2. Plan B & Kong Heng Square
  3. [email protected]
  4. Luminous Forest (Lost World of Tambun)
  5. The Haven Resort
  6. Ipoh Art Murals
  7. Book Xcess (in Instagram worthy Ipoh)
  8. Burps & Giggles
  9. Opëam
  10. Sam Poh Tong
  11. Petit Mary Patisserie
  12. Ipoh Town Hall
  13. Purple Moon Lover
  14. Weil Hotel (Rooftop)
  15. Ipoh Railway Station
  16. Kinta Riverfront
  17. Tasik Cermin
  18. Gunung Lang Recreational Park
  19. Kellie’s Castle
  20. TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge
  21. Qin Xing Ling (Serene Hill)
  22. HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley
  23. Catch A Toy x Rainbow Box
  24. The Narrow Alley @ De Café & Rest House
  25. Kinta Heights
  26. Seong Man
  27. TidoFish
  28. Victoria Bridge
  29. Belum Rainforest Resort

29 Gorgeous Instagram Worthy Ipoh Spots

1. Market Lane & Concubine Lane (Panglima Lane)

First, let’s start with the most obvious one!

Concubine Lane (Panglima Lane) in Ipoh - photo credits to manyue825 (Instagram)
Concubine Lane (Panglima Lane) in Ipoh – photo credits to manyue825 (Instagram)

The colorful stores and decorations around this particular alley in Ipoh Old Town make a beautiful background for any photo!

Panglima Lane (Concubine Lane) in Ipoh - photo credits to shirlynn1215 (Instagram)
Panglima Lane (Concubine Lane) in Ipoh – photo credits to shirlynn1215 (Instagram)

Some maneuvering will be necessary though since this is also the most happening spot for tourists!

Don’t forget to check out Market Lane (or Second Concubine Lane) for the colored umbrellas!

Umbrellas in Market Lane Ipoh - photo credits to litvidphos (Instagram)
Umbrellas in Market Lane Ipoh – photo credits to litvidphos (Instagram)

2. Plan B & Kong Heng Square

Second on this list, is Kong Heng Square.

This is also where you can find Ipoh’s trendiest cafe, Plan B.

Plan B cafe interior in Ipoh - photo credits to angel_bibe (Instagram)
Plan B cafe interior in Ipoh – photo credits to angel_bibe (Instagram)
Kong Heng Square in Ipoh - photo credits to liuxing (Instagram)
Kong Heng Square in Ipoh – photo credits to liuxing (Instagram)

Plan B’s modern industrial exterior goes well together with its surroundings –  the grungy brick walls with overgrown vegetation.

Plan B Kong Heng Square, Ipoh - photo credits to ayeshalalala (Instagram)
Plan B Kong Heng Square, Ipoh – photo credits to ayeshalalala (Instagram)

Besides searching for the best angle for your Instagram photos, you can have a look at the stalls set up outside of Plan B.

Plan B in Ipoh - photo credits to pyopf (Instagram)
Plan B in Ipoh – photo credits to pyopf (Instagram)

Address: Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

3. [email protected]

Originally an abandoned shop lot, this new hipster cafe is making a name for itself in Tambun area.

MOSS Eatery shop lot front from their Facebook page
MOSS Eatery shop lot front from their Facebook page

The exterior as well as the interior is an eclectic but sensual mix of grunge and industrialist elements!

Moss Eatery at Jalan Besar, Tambun in Ipoh - photo credits to haziqsaparudin (Instagram)
Moss Eatery at Jalan Besar, Tambun in Ipoh – photo credits to haziqsaparudin (Instagram)

Every angle of the cafe could potentially be a good background for a portrait photo!

It looks good in the daytime and night time!

Moss Eatery at Jalan Besar Tambun, Ipoh - photo credits to danny.kandar (Instagram)
Moss Eatery at Jalan Besar Tambun, Ipoh – photo credits to danny.kandar (Instagram)

Address: No 1 & 13, Jalan Besar Tambun, Kampung Lata, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (Closed on Mondays)

Cuisine: Malay (halal)

Contact: +017-553 5074

Remarks: Live band performances on Friday and Saturday night!

Explore more Ipoh hipster cafes!

4. Luminous Forest (Lost World of Tambun)

Ever heard of the Penang Avatar Secret Garden that is inspired by one of the scenes in James Cameron’s 2009 movie, Avatar?

Well, this is the equivalent of that place but in Ipoh!

Avatar garden in Sunway Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh - photo credits to w.k.a.q (Instagram)
Avatar garden in Sunway Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh – photo credits to w.k.a.q (Instagram)

Note: It’s not free to enter since it’s in Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun water park.  

Sunway Lost World of Tambun Luminous forest - photo credits to mdy.dy (Instagram)
Sunway Lost World of Tambun Luminous forest – photo credits to mdy.dy (Instagram)
Tip: Might be a good idea to bring a tripod with you so that you can avoid unwanted movement (blur) in your photos!

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 8pm – 10pm

Contact: +605-540 8888

5. The Haven Resort

Possibly the most expensive place you can go to get a good photo for your Instagram feed:

The Haven Resort is a world-class 5-star resort situated in Tambun.

The Haven Resort in Tambun Ipoh - aerial view (photo from official website)
The Haven Resort in Tambun Ipoh – aerial view (photo from official website)

Location-wise, it’s quite a distance from the city but that is completely compensated:

By the incredible views due to the close proximity of the resort to the surrounding limestone hills!

Relax in the pool and admire the scenery at The Haven Resort - photo credits to secondkulture (Instagram - website secondkulture.com)
Relax in the pool and admire the scenery at The Haven Resort – photo credits to secondkulture (Instagram – website secondkulture.com)

Of course, you will have to be a guest to take advantage of the infinity pool that overlooks the lake and Rock Haven (the gigantic rock feature that sits on the edge of the lake).

Address: Jalan Haven, Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Phone: +605-540 0000

Price range: Costs about RM300-500 for night for 2 people

Read also: 7 Best Ipoh Massage Spa Centre To Get A Relaxing Body Massage

6. Ipoh Art Murals

Heaps of murals to choose from in Ipoh Old Town:

Mural lane in Ipoh - photo credits to alifhafifi_ (Instagram)
Mural lane in Ipoh – photo credits to alifhafifi_ (Instagram)

Some are 3D but most are 2D and usually feature something ubiquitous in Malaysian culture – either in the past or the present times.

But mostly in the past:

Colorful fish Ipoh street art wall murals - photo credits to siewlikoo11 (Instagram)
Colorful fish Ipoh street art wall murals – photo credits to siewlikoo11 (Instagram)
Trishaw Ipoh Street Art Wall Mural
Trishaw Ipoh Street Art Wall Mural – photo credits to johnstonloh (Instagram)
Tip: Visit the Ipoh tourist information office to get a map.

Here are some popular places to get you started:

Read more: Ipoh Street Art: A Must-do In Ipoh (Mural Art Includes Where To Find Them)

7. Book Xcess (in Instagram worthy Ipoh)

Kong Heng Square‘s latest addition is BookXcess Kong Heng.

The first Ipoh outlet for this bookstore chain officially opened on 11 April, 2019.

Tinted windows hide a quirky interior inside the bookstore!

Books are stacked on cinder block shelves and neon lights guide visitors down into the basement:

Book Xcess Kong Heng in Ipoh - photo credits to shennygogh (Instagram)
Book Xcess Kong Heng in Ipoh – photo credits to shennygogh (Instagram)

Where (surprise!) more books are hidden away in the building’s old bank vaults and security deposits!

Keen photographers and Instagram models will have a blast finding photo angles here!

Mirror image effect taken in Book Xcess - photo credits to syabilahsazelisani (Instagram)
Mirror image effect taken in Book Xcess – photo credits to syabilahsazelisani (Instagram)

Don’t forget to check out the “peephole” outside the shop entrance!

Peep hole at Book Xcess - photo credits to vincywengshi (Instagram)
Peep hole at Book Xcess – photo credits to vincywengshi (Instagram)

Address: 91, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Opening hours: 8am to 10pm

8. Burps & Giggles

One of the best Ipoh cafes that you may stumble upon is Burps & Giggles!

They have delicious food here and a very charming interior that can only be described as eccentric!

Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh
Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to e_s_mikayla (Instagram)

Feel free to get snap-happy here!

Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to heidi_klumsy (Instagram)
Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to heidi_klumsy (Instagram)
Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to yeahyeahright (Instagram)
Burps & Giggles cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to yeahyeahright (Instagram)

Address: 93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Opening hours: 9am to 9pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Cuisine: Western

Read also: 11 Exceptional Homestay In Ipoh

9. Opëam

Set in a renovated house close to Ipoh’s De Gardens:

Opëam provides a kind of luxury that has none of the typical relaxed Ipoh vibes.

Opëam cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to deewen_kor(Instagram)
Opëam cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to deewen_kor(Instagram)

The modern white facade gives way to a cozy interior peppered with slim dark furniture.

Opëam cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to lansim81 (Instagram)
Opëam cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to lansim81 (Instagram)

Strategic lighting in the restaurant provide a challenge for portrait photography – a play of light and shadows!

Address: 28, Lebuh Hock Lee, Taman Hock Lee, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Cuisine: Western

Opening hours: 6pm to 12am (closed on Wednesdays)

Remarks:

  • Reservations are necessary for the weekend or public holidays
  • Their “skinny” pizzas and truffle come highly recommended
  • On the pricey side

10. Sam Poh Tong

Ipoh’s oldest (and highly photogenic) limestone cave temple can be found in Gunung Rapat along with some other temples.

At the front of the temple is a beautiful garden and pond and you may well spend a few minutes here!

The gardens at Sam Poh Tong cave temple in Ipoh - photo credits to iam_anyiyu (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
The gardens at Sam Poh Tong cave temple in Ipoh – photo credits to iam_anyiyu (Instagram)

Your very first up and close look of Sam Poh Tong temple will be the grand archway before the temple entrance:

Sam Poh Tong temple entrance, Ipoh - photo credits to jusamurai13 (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Sam Poh Tong temple entrance, Ipoh – photo credits to jusamurai13 (Instagram)
Sam Poh Tong in Ipoh - photo credits to darl_sierra (Instagram)
Sam Poh Tong in Ipoh – photo credits to darl_sierra (Instagram)

Step through the cooler interior of the temple, past the limestone cave altars and out through a tunnel:

The first thing you will notice is the turtle sanctuary on the right:

But on the left, is a splendid red temple against the face of a limestone hill!

Sam Poh Tong Temple in Ipoh - photo credits to christinasiulan (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Sam Poh Tong Temple in Ipoh – photo credits to christinasiulan (Instagram)

And while you can’t go inside, you can still take some photos of it!

Read more: 5 Popular Hot Spring Locations In Perak

11. Petit Mary Patisserie

It’s hard to believe that this cute fairytale-esque pastry shop exists in Instagram worthy Ipoh!

Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to chiachia1016 (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to chiachia1016 (Instagram)

Pastel blue windows and doors makes this cafe rather appealing:

Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to derella_k (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to derella_k (Instagram)

The shop looks like it could fit right in on an European street!

Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to riana_mdnor (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Petit Mary Patisserie cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to riana_mdnor (Instagram)

This adorable pastel theme extends right inside the cafe as well.

They have pretty good food and a satisfying spread of baked goods that will entice you to come again!

Address: 83, Jalan Langsat, Taman Teh Teng Seng, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Cuisine: Western, vegetarian options, Asian fusion

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am – 8 pm

Remarks:

  • Crowded on weekends
  • Open air carpark

12. Ipoh Town Hall

Instagram worthy Ipoh has a few of these British colonial beauties around Ipoh Old Town area.

Be sure to stop by Dewan Bandaraya Ipoh (Ipoh town hall) for a quick photo!

Ipoh Town Hall - photo credits to davehooi (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Ipoh Town Hall – photo credits to davehooi (Instagram)

Go around the building to find some interesting angles!

The back of Ipoh Town Hall - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
The back of Ipoh Town Hall

Come back at night for an entirely different atmosphere when the building is lit up!

13. Purple Moon Lover

Another hipster cafe on this list:

Purple Moon Lover is away from Ipoh Old Town and in the quiet neighborhood of Canning Garden.

It sticks out from its neighbors because it looks very much like it was designed by Ikea with a modern and Scandinavian look to it!

New Look Of The Purple Moon Lover Cafe In Ipoh
New Look Of The Purple Moon Lover Cafe In Ipoh – photo credits to she_eats.my (Instagram)

There’s plenty of room inside the cafe but most people gravitate towards the seats in front of the giant wall length window!

Which is not big deal since every angle of the cafe seems to made for Instagram!

Purple Moon Lover cafe in Ipoh - photo credits to huiweii_ (Instagram)
Purple Moon Lover cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to huiweii_ (Instagram)

This is a great place to catch up with friends over some affordable food and drinks.

Best enjoyed in the morning or afternoon (high tea).

If their pastry selection looks familiar:

It’s because they get their supply from their other branch, Petit Mary Pattiserie!

Address: 53, Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Cuisine: Japanese

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am – 9 pm

Read more: 15 Best Breakfast In Ipoh: Recommended By A Local!

14. Weil Hotel (Rooftop)

Of course you will have to be a guest at this fancy hotel to use their exclusive infinity pool:

Pool view from Weil Hotel rooftop - photo credits to tautau.s (Instagram)
Pool view from Weil Hotel rooftop – photo credits to tautau.s (Instagram)

But you can still go up to the roof if you have something to eat or drink at The Deck Gastrobar (Weil’s rooftop restaurant):

You can see Ipoh’s skyline and more importantly, the limestone hills in all their glory from the top of Weil hotel!

It’s very romantic up here – especially at night. Why not take a special someone up here?

Ipoh from the top of Weil Hotel - photo credits to darrenjee (Instagram)
Ipoh from the top of Weil Hotel – photo credits to darrenjee (Instagram)

Deck Gastrobar

Opening hours: 5pm-1am

Weil Hotel

Address:292, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Price range: RM200-250/night for 2 people

Weil hotel Ipoh review

There are a couple of other affordable Ipoh boutique hotels that are Instaworthy too!

15. Ipoh Railway Station

Do not leave Instagram worthy Ipoh without having a look at its most famous landmark, the train station!

A little rundown in some corners but the stark white building is still an exceptional vision with its British-colonial architecture and pleasurable symmetry!

Ipoh Railway Station - photo credits to reikotherainbowgirl (Instagram)
Ipoh Railway Station – photo credits to reikotherainbowgirl (Instagram)

The garden in front is tended with great effort:

If you have time to spare, it’s worth taking some time to appreciate it!

Gardens at Ipoh Railway Station - photo credits to _pandayoong_ (Instagram)
Gardens at Ipoh Railway Station – photo credits to _pandayoong_ (Instagram)

16. Kinta Riverfront

Unless you’ve already been to an I-city before (like the one in Shah Alam):

Kinta Riverfront is a welcome venue for an evening stroll.

LED trees in almost-fluorescent colors light both sides of the river – don’t forget to bring a tripod to help stabilize your shots!

Kinta Riverfront I-City - photo credits to jeenawongjm (Instagram)
Kinta Riverfront I-City – photo credits to jeenawongjm (Instagram)

To make things more interesting, there are bicycles here that you can rent on the spot!

Update: The buzz (and some of the lights) at Kinta Riverfront have faded. However, it’s still a pretty place to take photos in the day time

17. Tasik Cermin

Next on the list, is Instagram worth Ipoh’s very own mirror lake, Tasik Cermin!

Fair warning if you plan to come here:

It’s not an official tourist spot and hence, there is no one responsible for its upkeep.

Tasik Cermin in Ipoh - photo credits to safaa_trabelsi (Instagram)
Tasik Cermin in Ipoh – photo credits to safaa_trabelsi (Instagram)
Tasik Cermin in Ipoh - photo credits to hanwu__ (Instagram)
Tasik Cermin in Ipoh – photo credits to hanwu__ (Instagram)

How do you get to Tasik Cermin?

You can rely on Google Maps to find this place!

Tasik Cermin Ipoh - photo credits to shafizacheismail (Instagram)
Tasik Cermin Ipoh – photo credits to shafizacheismail (Instagram)

Just note that the site of this stunning hidden lake is in a quarry:

So expect a narrow dirt road in and a sketchy entrance by means of a dark tunnel.

Note: Beware of the risk of falling rocks at the tunnel!

There are 2 paths to the entrance:

  1. Via the quarry site (which is sometimes closed)
  2. Or past the white, abandoned house to the right before the quarry site
Tip: It is best to visit Tasik Cermin in the cool of the early morning for easier parking and less people!
Tasik Cermin in Ipoh - photo credits to edinlani (Instagram)
Tasik Cermin in Ipoh – photo credits to edinlani (Instagram)

18. Gunung Lang Recreational Park

Gunung Lang Recreational Park is a detour from the North-South Express highway but you can also get there from Ipoh town via Jalan Kuala Kangsar.

Gunung Lang Recreational Park in Ipoh - photo credits to aafiqahm (Instagram)
Gunung Lang Recreational Park in Ipoh – photo credits to aafiqahm (Instagram)

The peaceful scenery is reason enough to go but there are also some family-friendly activities to do here!

Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang Ipoh - photo credits to louislyw (Instagram)
Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang Ipoh – photo credits to louislyw (Instagram)

Most people will queue up to take a photo with the man-made waterfall by the Gunung Lang sign.

But try to be creative with your photos! Look for unusual ways to frame your subject!

Gunung Lang Recreational Park
Gunung Lang Recreational Park – photo credits to inaerol (Instagram)

Address: Gunung Lang Recreational Park, Jalan Damai, 30100 Ipoh, Perak

Cost:

  • Free if you don’t cross the lake or buy food to feed the fish.
  • Boat ride is RM3/adult and RM1.50/child or senior citizen.
  • Fish food costs RM1 while bread for the fish costs RM2.

Opening hours:  8am to 7pm (except on Fridays when it closes by 4pm)

19. Kellie’s Castle

Go as early as you can (admission hours start at 9am) to this elegant relic to avoid the fierceness of the midday sun!

Kellie's Castle - an abandoned building now a tourist spot in Ipoh, Perak
Kellie’s Castle – an abandoned building now a tourist spot in Ipoh, Perak

There are dozens of different photo spots that you can find throughout the castle!

Kellie's Castle in Ipoh - photo credits to riyardiarisman (Instagram)
Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh – photo credits to riyardiarisman (Instagram)

Tips:

  • There are no fans or aircon here!
  • Bring some drinking water along to keep cool if you plan to stay longer to get those shots!
  • A reflector might come in handy to take photos at the darker corners of the castle!
Kellie's Castle in Ipoh - photo credits to joshua_scw (Instagram)
Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh – photo credits to joshua_scw (Instagram)
Kellie's Castle in Ipoh
Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh

If you have no fear of heights, you can climb onto the roof!

Note: Be extra careful though! No shot is ever worth a fall!
Kellie's Castle, Ipoh - photo credits to nufa_laila (Instagram)
Kellie’s Castle, Ipoh – photo credits to nufa_laila (Instagram)

Address: Kellie’s Castle, 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak

Cost: Admission fee is RM 4 for Malaysian adults. And RM 5 for foreigners.

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm on most days except on Saturday (8:45am to 7pm)

Remarks: Food court and a carpark are available

20. TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge

Yet another Instagram worthy Ipoh spot, the TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is the last of its kind that still stands in Perak.

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 - TT5 in Ipoh - photo credits to elvy217 (Instagram)
Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 – TT5 in Ipoh – photo credits to elvy217 (Instagram)

A picture with this unique 80 year old relic of Ipoh’s glorious tin mining past can certainly help you make your Instagram feed stand out!

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge in Ipoh - photo credits to limchunhaur_official (Instagram)
Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge in Ipoh – photo credits to limchunhaur_official (Instagram)

Proceeds go fully to the maintenance and restoration of the dredge (it’s currently sinking under its 4.5 ton weight!).

Tanjung Tualang TT5 Tin Dredge - photo credits to hoonkiong (Instagram)
Tanjung Tualang TT5 Tin Dredge – photo credits to hoonkiong (Instagram)

Address: 9th KM, Jalan Tanjung Tualang, 31000 Batu Gajah, Negeri Perak

Cost: Admission and tours is RM10 (locals) and RM20 (foreigners)

Operating Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed every Tuesday)

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge in Ipoh - photo credits to pchort (Instagram)
Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge in Ipoh – photo credits to pchort (Instagram)

21. Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

Moving on, what’s not to like about this place?

Admission isn’t free but you get to use their bicycles and straw hats!

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh - photo credits to shunqin (Instagram)
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh – photo credits to shunqin (Instagram)

Beautiful limestone scenery and historical set ups with nostalgic antiques (that date back to the 60’s and 70’s) are scattered around the park:

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh - photo credits to julinarashid (Instagram)
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh – photo credits to julinarashid (Instagram)
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh - photo credits to hanally.photography (Instagram)
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village in Ipoh – photo credits to hanally.photography (Instagram)

Bring your friends or family and have a blast!

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to yeahyeahright (Instagram)

Address: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5a, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak

Entrance fee: RM10/pax (including parking fee)

Opening hours: 9:30am to 5pm (Closed on Sundays)

Contact: +6016-559 3499

Remarks:

  • Tickets are sold at the Kota furniture shop (syarikat perabot KOTA) outside of the park entrance.
  • It is less crowded (and less hot) in the morning when the place just opens (at 9:30am)
  • Call before you go in case they are closed or are full!

22. HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley

Nature lovers will love the Cameron Highlands look and feel (minus the cool temperature) of this place in Instagram worthy Ipoh!

There are 3 sections to the plantation:

  1. The cafe with a stunning view of the valley
  2. Trees with animals painted on them – Pick your favorite and stike a pose!
  3. Lovers’ trees – A couple of huge century-old trees with a fish pond where visitors can feed the fish
Painted tree in Gaharu Tea Valley in Gopeng - photo credits to stendyradityo (Instagram)
Painted tree in Gaharu Tea Valley in Gopeng – photo credits to stendyradityo (Instagram)
Painted tree with a panda at Gaharu Tea Valley - photo credits to heloise_hh (Instagram)
Painted tree with a panda at Gaharu Tea Valley – photo credits to heloise_hh (Instagram)

Address: Mukim Teja, Kampung Sungai Itek 9840 Jalan Gopeng, Gaharu Tea Valley, Gopeng 31600, Malaysia

Cost: Tour fee is RM10 for adult and free for kid below 4 years old.

23. Catch A Toy x Rainbow Box

In daylight, the shop radiates a sweet and cute persona with its pastel pink decor.

But at night, the neon lights will be on!

While you’re there, you can try your hand at their claw machines.

Catch A Toy in Ipoh - photo credits to frhanem (Instagram)
Catch A Toy in Ipoh – photo credits to frhanem (Instagram)

Expect the same all-pink demeanor inside the shop too!

Catch A Toy in Ipoh - photo credits to jedidahhxo (Instagram)
Catch A Toy in Ipoh – photo credits to jedidahhxo (Instagram)

Address: 29, Jalan Lau Ek Ching, Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: Weekdays – 4pm-3am, Weekends – 3pm-3am

There is a bigger branch: Catch A Toy @ Ipoh Garden.

Address: NO 2 BWH, Jalan Medan Ipoh 6, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 4pm to 12am (Weekdays), 12.30pm to 12am (Saturday & Sunday)

Contact: +6018-6601014

Remarks: It’s just as great for photos. They have cute prizes but unfortunately, the games are very hard to win.

24. The Narrow Alley @ De Café & Rest House

Not just a cafe, De Cafe & Rest House also serves as a dormitory-style hostel:

Where the cafe on the bottom floor acts as the large common area for the hotel guests.

More about the hostel:

  • Warm welcome
  • Air-conditioned dormitories
  • All-female dormitory is available
  • Clean and modern bathrooms
  • Reliable WiFi
  • Close to Ipoh Old Town, the murals and other eateries

The whole building has an intentional disheveled look to it, inside and out:

dé Cafe & Rest House in Ipoh - photo credits to sherrycheow (Instagram)
dé Cafe & Rest House in Ipoh – photo credits to sherrycheow (Instagram)

And all those textures make it such a curious and striking place to take photographs!

de cafe & Rest house in Ipoh - photo credits to dstones.lab (Instagram)
de cafe & Rest house in Ipoh – photo credits to dstones.lab (Instagram)

Address: 35, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Price range: RM80-100/ night for 2 people

Remarks: Try the Tiramisu and pasta!

25. Kinta Heights

You’ll see this striking block of flats along Jalan Bandar Timah, close to the Yinzo Kopi 银州之 café. It’s also just a 2-minute walk from Sin Yoon Loong kopitiam!

Kinta Heights
Kinta Heights – photo credits to bleeyw (Instagram)

Look at some Instagram photos taken against Hong Kong flats for inspiration before you go!

The typical spot to stand is the basketball court in front of the flats.

Address: Off Jalan Sultan Yusuf, 30720 Ipoh, Perak

26. Seong Man 上 文

Muslim-friendly, this Chinese tea house provides a quaint hipster environment to sip on Chinese tea (wide selection) and sample different Nonya kuih and traditional desserts!

Seong Man Cafe In Ipoh
Seong Man Cafe In Ipoh – photo credits to cindycyy (Instagram)

Coffee lovers will be a bit disappointed since there’s none on the menu!

Address: 124, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 2pm to 7pm (Thursday & Friday), 11am to 6pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Closed: Monday to Wednesday

Contact: +6012-458 6117

Remarks: Vegetarian options available

27. TidoFish

If you’re looking for a glow in the dark cafe in Ipoh, this is the closest so far:

TidoFish is the latest instagrammable place in Ipoh!

Inside Tidofish - A Neon Cafe In Ipoh
Inside Tidofish – A Neon Cafe In Ipoh – photo credits to fizzo_fiz (Instagram)

It will not surprise us to see this neon café go viral for its unconventional colorful interior! They serve typical Malaysian favorites. Like bubble tea, laksa, rojak and snow ice desserts.

Address: 85, Jalan Langsat, Taman Teh Teng Seng, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm

Remarks: Muslim-friendly

28. Victoria Bridge

Originally built by the British sometime towards the end of the 1890s when tin mining was booming:

Victoria Bridge is also one of the oldest railway bridges in Malaysia!

Victoria Bridge, Perak
Victoria Bridge – photo credits to yvonneseet (Instagram)

Don’t worry if you wish to pose here, the bridge hasn’t been used since 2002. Taking photos is about the only thing to do here. Besides taking a stroll along the tracks and river.

Address: Kampung Kapor, 31050 Enggor, Perak

Remarks: Have something to eat and use the toilet before you come here

29. Belum Rainforest Resort

We’re fully aware that this is yet another resort on this list and that it is not in Instagram worthy Ipoh:

But we thought that it deserves a spot on this list!

Looking at the photos here, wouldn’t your agree?

Belum Rainforest Resort sunrise - photo credits to solicsoul (Instagram)
Belum Rainforest Resort sunrise – photo credits to solicsoul (Instagram)

Belum Rainforest Resort sits on an island in a lake surrounded by thick jungle.

You can take some photos around the resorts different chalet styles:

Belum Rainforest resort - photo credits to marinimz (Instagram)
Belum Rainforest resort – photo credits to marinimz (Instagram)

Or take a raft out onto the lake:

Belum Rainforest Resort and Reserve - photo credits to _kenz.kc(Instagram)
Belum Rainforest Resort and Reserve – photo credits to _kenz.kc(Instagram)

And chill by (or in) the infinity pool that overlooks the jungle!

Belum Rainforest Resort - photo credits to conne_lim (Instagram)
Belum Rainforest Resort – photo credits to conne_lim (Instagram)
Belum Rainforest Resort infinity pool - photo credits to shoutrageous (Instagram)
Belum Rainforest Resort infinity pool – photo credits to shoutrageous (Instagram)
Infinity pool at Belum Rainforest Resort - photo credits to renzze (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Infinity pool at Belum Rainforest Resort – photo credits to renzze (Instagram)

No car?

Getting To These Instagram Spots

You can resort to the following modes of transport to get from place to place around Ipoh Old Town but it gets a little trickier if you need to go further:

  1. Public city bus
  2. Taxi
  3. Grab

The other alternative involves car rental.

But you can also consider hiring a private tour service to fetch you around and give you some insight on the places too!

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Conclusion

Are you inspired by these photos to visit Instagram worthy Ipoh? Which tickles your fancy the most?

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