Kampar is a town in Perak, Malaysia.

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Train - there is a train station in the outskirts of town

Bus - bus station is in middle of town with buses coming from Ipoh, Tapah, Teluk Intan, Malim Nawar and the towns along the way. Some express buses also make stops here.

Car - follow the Federal route 1. If you are using the PLUS Expressway, you need to exit the Expressway at Tapah (south of Kampar) or Gopeng (north of Kampar)

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Train - take a train to Ipoh if you can wait.

Bus - buses take you North bound to Kuala Dipang, Gopeng, Simpang Pulai, Ipoh; South bound to Temoh, Tapah; to coastal town of Teluk Intan passing by Mambang Diawan, Ayer Kuning; to nearby town of Malim Nawar

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  • The new UTAR (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman) is just outside the town, next to KTAR (Kolej TAR)
  • Visit the old Chinese temple
  • Drive up the windy road up the slope to the hospital ground for a good view of Kampar town
  • Drive (or trek) up to the Kampar waterfalls
  • Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum
  • ReFarm Kampar

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  • Gua Tempurung (caving)
  • Westlake Garden, place to exercise and relax. The picturesque 2.02ha landscaped park overlooks a huge lake with the distant hills as its backdrop. Open to the public between 7am and 7pm daily free of charge. It has a jogging track, children’s playground and a man-made waterfall and fish pond.

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Kampar if renowned as a food paradise for lovers of Chinese food

Kampar is the origin of Claypot Chicken Rice, Kampar Chicken Biscuit (different from the Bidor Chicken Biscuit), Kampar Bread Baked Curry Chicken

Chinese restaurants - the famous 3: Yau Kee (previously Chat Kee), Kam Ling and Restoran Jia Kampar

Food to try: Claypot Chicken Rice Bread baked curry chicken Kampar fishball noodles Kampar beefball noodles Kampar porkball noodles Chee cheong fun Kampar fried kuey teow Beef tendon noodles Lo shi fun

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  • Grand Kampar Hotel, 2188, Jalan Timah, +60 5-466 2111. It's like a fortress, not quite the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai but a stately edifice, nonetheless. RM 129.
  • M Boutique Kampar, 1, Jalan Batu Karang, +60 5-467 2777. This one is pretty dark and brooding, but a big hotel nonetheless. RM 113.
  • Vista Hotel Kampar, 134-136, Jalan Idris, Kampung Masjid, +60 16-200 2822. A very cosmopolitan place to stay. RM 69.
  • Kampar Boutique Hotel, LOT553, Jalan Baru, +60 5-467 0000. This has a pretty splashy exterior from the city streets, but it's fairly basic accommodation inside. RM 65.
  • Private Guest Studio Homestay - Westcity, Kampar, Jalan Kampar Barat 3 (west of town a ways), +60 18-661 2157. Large studios with kitchens and lounges; handy for long-term stays. RM 53.

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