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There are a couple of buses that travel from Ipoh to Kangar. Some of them include the Kesatuan Express and Transnasional. These buses take about 5.5 to 6 hours to arrive at Kangar which is 293km away from Ipoh. The Kesatuan Express departs from the Amanjaya Terminal and stops at the Kangar Bus Terminal having only day buses at 09.00am, 10.10am and 12.10pm. Transnasional however departs from two points namely Amanjaya Terminal and also Jalan Raja Bendahara Bus Station. It drops off however at T. Kangar. Transnasional has 4 trips spread across the day at 9.00am, 11.00am, 02.30pm and 08.00pm. You may view the schedule, price and book your tickets on the CatchThatBus website.
Kangar is the smallest capital in the country located in Perlis, the smallest state of the country up North which borders Thailand. It is situated by the Perlis River and had its name come about in relation to a type of hawk called the “Kangkok”. There are various attraction spots to visit in this mini town and some of them include the Melati Lake which is a scenic recreational park great for a fun-filled family time. The Snakes and Reptiles Park is home to 34 species of snakes, monitor lizards and crocodiles. Here you can learn and discover about these exotic creatures. For those who enjoy trekking and rock climbing, the limestone hills of Perlis are the best spot. Gua Kelam which is the Cave of Darkness too is an interesting place to visit at Kaki Bukit which is about 20km from Kangar itself. Gua Kelam used to be the route the locals and Siamese used back in the past. When it comes to the food in Kangar, there’s a great variety for tourists. Over at Kaki Bukit which is a small mining town, you can enjoy the tasty Kopi ‘O’ at the very many Kopitiams (Old Tea Shops) there. There are a great variety of seafood restaurants that serve value for money dishes such as the Kuala Perlis Seafood Restaurant, Medan Ikan Bakar (Malay style cooking) and Hai Thien Seafood (Chinese style cooking) which is just a 20-minute ride from Kangar to Kuala Perlis. The Keli Fish Sambal is a must try mouth-watering dish at Anjung Keli restaurant in Kangar itself. Anjung Keli serves a wide variety of Malay cuisines. There is not much nightlife in Kangar as most shops close before 10.00 pm. However, Kayangan Square Shopping Mall is open till 10.00 pm thus if you plan your day well you can leave shopping for night. Catch a bus to Kangar through the CatchThatBus user-friendly mobile app for a breath-taking and fun Kangar trip.