The smallest state in Malaysia, Perlis is located on Peninsular Malaysia’s northern border with Thailand. Perlis is a serene state with friendly inhabitants known for its limestone hills and delicious seafood. These are the top 10 Perlis attractions that you should see, even if it is not as well-known as the other states in Malaysia. Perlis has its own unique charms.
1. Kelam Cave (Gua Kelam)
In the little village of Kaki Bukit is the 370-meter-long cave known as Kelam Cave. Visitors to this captivating cave are treated to an experience unlike any other because they must cross a tiny wooden suspension bridge to get inside. The Wan Tangga Valley, an incredible valley view, awaits you at the end of the cave.
2. Timah Tasoh Lake (Tasik Timah Tasoh)
Built in 1992, Timah Tasoh Lake is a reservoir that works to both supply water to the local population and avoid flooding in Perlis. Timah River and Tasoh River are the two rivers that feed into the lake, which is how it received its name. This lake is a haven for migratory birds during the winter in the northern hemisphere because of its natural surroundings.
3. ATV Maneq Hills Adventure
ATV Maneq Hills Adventure is one of the best attractions in Perlis if you enjoy adventure and are searching for a family-friendly location. The Manik Hills may be explored here with an ATV, which allows you to travel farther and have a tonne of fun. This location is unique in that there are over 15 obstacles along the way that are always changing, offering you a fresh challenge with each visit.
4. Perlis Vineyard (Taman Anggur Perlis)
Although there are different varieties of grapes available, the Perlis Vineyard is a sizable grape plantation that is in season every month. Black Queen, Black Opal, and New White Malaga grapes are just a few of the varieties that may be found here. No matter when guests choose to visit the vineyard, they will be able to see the fruits because the grapes are planted in batches.
5. Bukit Ayer Amenity Forest (Hutan Lipur Bukit Ayer)
The Bukit Ayer Amenity Forest is 12 km from the centre of Kangar. This recreational park features a camping area, car parking spaces, and all the necessities, making it the perfect location for picnics. There are waterfalls and pools for individuals who want to swim here, but if you want to hike here, you must first get in touch with the forestry department to follow the clearly marked trails.
6. Al-Hussain Mosque (Masjid Al-Hussain)
In Perlis, the Al-Hussain Mosque is another well-known landmark. This mosque was built on a cliff overlooking the Straits of Malacca, and at high tide, it appears to be floating on the water. Many tourists from all over Malaysia travel to Perlis to see this mosque because of its uniqueness, which includes walls decorated with pebbles, corals, granite, and semi-precious stones.
7. Perlis Seafood Complex (Koma Laut Perlis)
This is the stall where you may get delicious food at a reasonable price. You can choose your own seafood while ordering an ala carte or set meal option. All seafood served here is fresh from the sea.
8. Padang Besar
In the state of Perlis Indera Kayangan, there is a town called Padang Besar. It is well-known for being a destination to find a wide variety of things at discount pricing. The area is in the state of Perlis’s north and shares a border with Thailand. Padang Besar is also the main entrance to the country
8. Perlis Snake and Reptile Farm (Taman Ular dan Reptilia Perlis)
This snake farm is a popular Malaysian tourist destination in addition to being one of the top attractions in Perlis. More than 200 snakes from more than 30 different species call this farm, the only snake farm ever constructed in Malaysia, home. Along with snakes, you may also come across other reptiles including monitor lizards, iguanas, and crocodiles in the area. There is also a sunflower garden here.
9. Floating market (Pasar Terapung JPS Perlis)
No need to go to Thailand to visit the floating market. Apart from Kelantan, we in Malaysia have JPS Floating Market, Perlis.Not merely selling and buying food are involved. There are a lot of other things you may do here. Fishing and recreational activities like boating and kayaking are a few of them.
10. Perlis Herbal Forest (Rimba Herba Perlis)
This national herbal forest, which covers 12 hectares of land, is home to several herbs. Some of the plants grown here, like “Tongkat Ali” (Eurycoma longifolia) and “Kacip Fatimah,” are grown for their medicinal properties. The facility was opened to the public in 1999. (Labisia pumila). This herbal forest acts as a genetic repository as well as a means of educating people about therapeutic herbs.