Novotel Taiping Perak, Hermitage Boutique House
Taiping Zoo, Winners Bowl Taiping
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are Novotel Taiping Perak, Hermitage Boutique House, Hotel Taiping Perdana, Flemington Hotel, Legend Inn Taiping, The Regency Hotel Seri Warisan Taiping, Sentosa Villa Taiping, Sense Hotel, Hotel Vistana Micassa, Hotel Grand Baron
Currently, there are around 31 hotels that you can book in Bandar Taiping
The name Taiping is made up of two Chinese characters of great and peace. The discovery of tin deposits in the area in the 19th century attracted settlers from China. British intervention in the early 1870's put an end to the feuding and the town, which used to be known as Klian Pauh, acquired its present name. The British made Taiping the administrative centre for the state of Perak in 1875. The town served this function until 1937 when the state capital was moved to Ipoh. The town sits on a coastal plain at the foothills of the Bintang Range. This topography is responsible for the copious rainfall for which the town is known.
Taiping is the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average annual rainfall is about 3,000mm in Taiping while the peninsula's average is 2,000mm – 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of flora and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens. An umbrella is not needed though as most of the time; it is just a drizzle. Locals do not wonder whether it will rain on a particular day; they wonder what time it will rain.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP) is an international airport, which located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The airport is located about 1.5 hours from Bandar Taiping.
Taiping is easily accessible from the PLUS North-South Expressway.
Taiping is well connected to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia by express buses, which arrive at and depart from the bus station at Kamunting (6 km from the town centre) as well as Simpang (7km from the town centre). Buses also travel direct from Taiping to Singapore and Hat Yai. Southbound buses usually depart from Kamunting and call along Simpang (Medan Simpang) to pick up a few more passengers from Simpang before heading to the highway via Changkat Jering interchange. Bus tickets are available from counters located at Medan Kamunting and Medan Simpang.
KTM ETS Train are available to Taiping station from KL sentral station, Butterworth and other main KTM train stations.
Taiping lake garden is a public gardens created out of abandoned surface tin mines. A series of interconnected ponds surrounded by flower beds, lawns, flowering shrubs and trees and playgrounds. Famous for a stretch of road lined by century-old rain trees (Samanea saman) whose branches arch down to the water's edge. Zoo Taiping is located here. The Taiping Lake Gardens is also perfectly suited for family picnics.
Strategically located in Bandar Taiping - this contemporary hotel features comfortable guest rooms, all connected with free Wi-Fi. Tune Hotel Taiping is located approximately 2 km from Taiping Railway Station. This hotel located within the heart of new business growth area in the Heritage Town of Taiping. Taiping Sentral is directly opposite the hotel, the mall offers a wide variety in the latest range of food & beverage, beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle and entertainment outlets for your convenience and shopping pleasure while staying at Tune Hotel Taiping.
Located a stone’s throw away from the scenic Taiping Lake Garden, Hotel Seri Malaysia Taiping boasts a serene environment to complement its 50 room inventory. The air-conditioned guest rooms are well laid out with comfy beds and are individually decorated and equipped with free Wi-Fi access. It is close to the only night safari in the country and the cool comfort of Maxwell Hill.