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Kinta Tin Mining Museum is also known as Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum. It is located in Kampar, which, as part of Perak’s Kinta Valley. It was an important tin mining centre from the late 1880s, through its heyday in the 1920s, up until the 1970s by which time production was in decline. Malaysia was the world’s leading tin producer and tin mining is featured in a number of museums around the country, such as Sungai Lembing Museum and Han Chin Pet Soo Museum. This museum in Kampar focuses on the gravel pump method of extraction.
A glance at the map will show that the area surrounding Kampar is pockmarked with dozens of small lakes left over from tin mining activity. The mining pits were not in a good condition at the time but now that mining has stopped and nature has worked its miracles, the lakes serve as attractive spots for housing developments, nature reserves, duck farms and so on. The museum was opened in 2012 and was the inspiration of businessman Tan Sri Hew See Tong, himself a former tin miner. The museum opens from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on weekdays and from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on the weekend and Public Holidays. Admission is free.
There are daily intercity bus services. The Kinta Omnibus runs between Kampar, Kota Baru Estate, Batu Gajah, Gopeng and the Ipoh Bus Station at Medan Kidd. There is only one known public bus commuter service in Gopeng. Express bus services from various locations will generally pick and drop passengers in Gopeng, many of these express buses are en route to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Penang to the north. Taxi services are also available in Gopeng, they are stationed at the Gopeng Bus Station.
Approximately 2 kilometres from Gopeng’s town centre, you will find Gaharu Tea Valley, the first Organic Certified Agarwood Plantation by Malaysia Book of Record with 300 acres of grown special 12 in 1 hybrid Gaharu tree.
Kellie's Castle (sometimes also called Kellie's Folly) is a castle located in Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. Kellie's Castle is situated beside the Raya River (Sungai Raya), which is a small creek to the Kinta River. Kellie's Castle is now a popular local tourist attraction, with some believing it to be haunted.
Gua Tempurung is a cave in Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia. Gua Tempurung located approximately 5 km from the town centre. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. About 3 km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there is a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty. A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6 km through the hill. There are three very large chambers and some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
Grand Kampar Hotel is a 3-star deluxe hotel in Kampar lies within Kinta Valley, close proximity to Cameron Highlands, Perak, Malaysia. Grand Kampar Hotel is an impressive Spanish architecture and situated in the heart of Taman Bandar Baru Kampar, which is the fastest growing township in the area. The town was a centre in the tin mine industry, founded in 1887. Located in the vicinity of this hotel are Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, banks, corporations, and factories. A wide variety of restaurants and bistros are within walking distance. Eco-recreation activities such as bird watching, trekking, fishing, caving and white water rafting are within easy reach from the hotel.