Ipoh Cultural Corridor is a new attraction in Ipoh. And the concept is a little strange. Because the gallery is in the same building as a TCM center and showroom.
What can you see at the Ipoh Cultural Corridor and is it worth the detour?
Find out more about this place in our post!
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Our visit at Ipoh Cultural Corridor was very quick. It took us under 15 minutes to see the gallery and the main hall.
If you don’t mind the presence of the TCM staff, you can take your time with selfies in the lovely hall.
What we like:
- Free entry
- No hard sales for TCM products
- Free TCM consultation
- Fully-airconditioned building
- Building has an attractive interior and exterior
- Photos in the gallery are neatly presented and interesting if you like to see Ipoh’s development over the years
- Polite staff at the TCM center
- Easy parking
- There is a lift
What we don’t like:
- Nothing much to do besides look at the photos, or get a check up at the TCM center
- Visitors have no choice but to walk through the TCM center to go up to the gallery
- No tours or written explanations for the photos
- No on-site café or other attractions within walking distance
About Ipoh Cultural Corridor
Meiziya International Ipoh Cultural Corridor officially opened early 2023.
Inside this grand European-style building is a luxurious interior. The ceiling and large pillars are partially the reason for this. There is also a massive spiral staircase in the center of the main hall.
As well as large statues of eagles and horses (not sure if they represent anything significant to the Meiziya International brand).
Black chesterfield sofas and a circular fountain fill the hall. Along the sides of the hall are displays for herbal soup packets on sale.
There are sales attendants on standby in the hall if you have more questions.
And at the back of the main hall, are cubicles for the traditional Chinese medicine consultants.
The gallery is upstairs, and it overlooks the TCM center. You can walk one round to see all the heritage photos of Ipoh.
Some show buildings that are now abandoned or no longer exist. If you grew up in Ipoh decades ago, you may recognize some from your childhood.
Occasionally, there are events at the Meiziya International Ipoh Cultural Corridor. Announcements are on their Facebook page.
PS: There is a well-kept garden behind the building.
Entrance Fees For Ipoh Cultural Corridor
You don’t have to pay any entrance fees to enter the building or see the photo gallery upstairs.
The open-air car park is spacious and there are no parking fees imposed either.
- Address: Jalan Datoh, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 9 am–6 pm
We find the Ipoh Cultural Corridor a strange attraction. Especially if you’re not keen on traditional Chinese medicine.
But it is free to visit, and if you like photos and history, or have time to spare (and have your own car), you can give it a look-see.