Perak is a state in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. The capital city Ipoh is known for its British colonial landmarks, including a baroque railway station. Sam Poh Tong is a huge Buddhist cave temple filled with wall paintings. The town of Gopeng is a base for rafting on the Kampar river. Off the west coast, the resort island of Pulau Pangkor has forested hills and the ruins of a 17th-century Dutch fort.

Area: 8,122 miĀ²
Population: 2.478 million (2015)
Destinations: Ipoh, Pangkor Island, Taiping, Gopeng, and more
Menteri besar: Zambry Abdul Kadir

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