Teluk Intan is a quaint little town situated in the Malaysian state of Perak which is the 3rd largest town in the state and the largest town in the Hilir Perak district which houses half of the population of the district with a total estimation of about 120000.
Teluk Intan is also the capital of the district of Hilir Perak. Previously known as the Teluk Mak Intan after a renowned female Mandailing Trader, present day Teluk Intan held court for all Perak rulers until 1877 when the royal town of Kuala Kangsar was established.
This serene town is home to numerous colonial buildings, modern buildings, Chinese shophouses, shopping complexes, a modern cinema house and of course the famous Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan which hogs the spot for being the major tourist attraction of the city.
Carefully nestled into an oxbow of the river Perak, Teluk Intan is perfect for enjoying a quick tour and being a minor hub for transportation, passengers are left off in this town usually for changeovers.
Consisting of mainly quaint accommodations in the city centre, the town’s sparse inns will really overwhelm you with its warm sense of hospitality. Teluk Intan is very easy to access from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur by a well- connected airport shuttle specifically for international passengers. Alongside that, frequent buses depart to and from the clock tower to Kuala Lumpur’s Puduraya Station which is barely a 3 hour journey. Here are the major attractions of Teluk Intan for you to note :
- THE LEANING TOWER OF TELUK INTAN, MALAYSIA: Built in the 1800s, the leaning tower of Teluk Intan is the most famous and renowned tourist attraction of this quaint town, which was either built as a memorial for a lost loved one, according to the residents of the city or as a water storage system, according to historians. Recently landing the tourism scene, this monument was built in the style of a Chinese Pagoda which allows its visitors to climb the tower top and experience a scenic overview of the city.
- PALACE RUINS: The ruins of the Palace of Raja Muda in Jalan Sekolah are still under the Sultan’s care, which forbids daily tourists from exploring this fascinating historical site.
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