By train the journey from Rawang to Ipoh is scheduled to take around 1 hours 45 minutes, which is at least 30 minutes faster than travelling by public bus.
Train Times from Rawang to Ipoh
There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Rawang to Ipoh.
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Location of Ipoh Railway Station
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About Travel to Ipoh
Ipoh is fast becoming one of the most popular tourists destinations in West Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, Penang Island and Melaka. Ipoh has experienced a tourism led revival from being economically depressed for around 30 years following the collapse of tin prices on world markets in the mid 1970s. Before that Ipoh was a boom town. The discovery of large deposits of iron ore in the later part of the 19th Century brought a massive wave of immigration into the area and as well as investment by the British colonial administration and private entrepreneurs. Fortunes were made in Ipoh during this period and this is reflected in the city’s architecture ranging from grand public buildings, such as the magnificent railway station and the town hall, to the atmospheric private houses on narrow streets built by the city’s Chinese community. These reminders of the city’s former glory are now major tourist attractions in their own right, complimented by some more recent additions to the city centre including some great restaurants and hotels, and the efforts of the local tourist board to establish a Heritage Trail which visitors can follow to see the attractions of the Old Town.
To see all that Ipoh has to offer we recommend that you allow yourself two full days. The attractions are split between those in the city centre and those which are out of town so you can’t really see all of them in a single day. The out of town attractions include:
- Cave Temples: Chinese Buddhist monks came to Ipoh in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century and established temples in caves near the city such as Sam Poh Tong Temple, Ling Sen Tong Temple and Nam Thean Tong Temple.
- Gua Tambun Cave Paintings: 3,000 year old cave paintings.
- Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng: A tea plantation open to the public.
Amongst the attractions in the Old Town area of the city are:
- Concubine Lane: A narrow street with Chinese style tea houses and some interesting shops, some which are museum style establishments featuring household items from the earlier part of the 20th Century.
- Street Art: The Old Town area features 8 excellent wall murals from renown street artist Ernest Zacharevic, and lots of more recent works from other local artists.
- Han Chin Pet Soo museum: Quirky museum within what was a gentleman’s club for the well off Chinese community in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.
- Restaurants and Tea Houses: Ipoh is well known in Malaysia for its food, and the Old Town area has some great establishments, some of which have interiors preserved from the earlier part of the 20th Century serving dishes and drinks in much the same way they were 100 years ago.