Taiping is situated approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Penang and about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
From major tourist drawcards to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler, the area around Taiping is brimming with cultural and natural attractions. Ipoh, lays 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest, while Chinatown is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not visit the nearest center. Ipoh lays 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features sights like Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park, Perak Cave (Perak Tong) and Cactus Point. Mari Amman Temple, Orang Asli Settlement and Perak Stadium are good places to visit.
Those with a love of history will want to visit Pangkor Island - Perak 's fine old traditional villages. Discover Taiping's spiritual side at the area's temples and other sites of spiritual significance.
Discover the region's trademark waterways. Scuba diving and snorkeling are both most popular ways to get active here.
Making the effort to memorize a little Malaysian is one of the most meaningful compliments you can offer to Taiping locals. "Di mana tandas?" is good to know. It means "Where's the toilet?" "Asal dari mana?" means "Where are you from?"
When it is time to put away your camera and say "Sampai jumpa lagi" to Taiping, you'll take with you plenty of plenty of good memories.