Buses from Ipoh to Kangar

Bus Schedule

Travel from Ipoh to Kangar by Bus

There are a couple of buses that travel from Ipoh to Kangar. Some of them include the Kesatuan Express, Cepat Ekspres, KBES and Transnasional. These buses take about 5-6 hours to arrive at Kangar which is 293km away from Ipoh. These buses often depart from Amanjaya bus terminal and arrive at Kangar bus terminal.

Things to do in Kangar

Kangar is the smallest capital in the country located in Perlis, the smallest state in Malaysia and acts as a border to Thailand. It is situated by the Perlis River and had its name deriving from a type of hawk called the “Kangkok”. There are various attraction to visit in this mini town, among 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 spots for such activities. Gua Kelam which is the Cave of Darkness too is an interesting place to visit at Kaki Bukit which is about 20 km from Kangar itself. Gua Kelam used to be the route the locals and Siamese used back in the past.

What to eat in Kangar?

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 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 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 p.m. However, Kayangan Square Shopping Mall is open till 10:00 p.m. thus if you plan your day well you can leave shopping for night.

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