Ipoh is a city with a rich history and there are lots of places of interest to visit, particularly in the old part of the city. To avoid walking any further than you need to (its gets hot in the day time in Ipoh) it makes sense to work the best route to take so as to make best use of your time and your energy.
The Straights Trading Building is on the Heritage Trail
Fortunately, Ipoh’s municipal government have already done the planning for visitors and created walk which starts at the railway station and ends at the Birch Memorial Clock Tower, from where it’s a 400 metre walk back to the railway station.
About Ipoh Heritage Trail
You can easily walk around the whole heritage trail in 2 hours. To make the most of it however, and go into some museums, shops and restaurants on route, as well as see the famous wall murals dotted around the Old Town, we suggest that you need about 6 hours.
Directions marked on the trail
The route is, for the most part, well sign posted either with street signs or foot prints painted in yellow on the pavement. However, to make sure you don’t lose your way we recommend that you pick up one of the free maps at the tourist office in the main railway terminal building, which is at the very start of the walk.
Information signs on the trail
Along the route you find useful information signs in both Malay and English. Its well worth taking the time to stop and read these signs as understanding the history and significance of each of the 27 locations on the route with enrich your enjoyment of the Heritage Trail.
Attractions on the Trail
The Heritage trail takes you to the following 27 locations of interest in Ipoh: