Kampar is a town located in the state of Perak. Once a tin mining town during the 1900s due to its high tin ore reserves, many of these mining activities has since collapsed. However, the abandoned mines that has since formed into ponds that attracts many anglers from around the country. Many people have also become aware of Kampar ever since the launch of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tunku Abdul Rahman College campus which combined has over 20 thousand students.
One of the interesting attraction in Kampar is Kellie’s castle, or sometimes known as Kellie’s Folly. It is the construction site of an extravagant castle between 1915 till 1926, but was never completed. Along the road from Kellie’s castle, there is the Kampar Herb Park. Visitors can purchase all sorts of local medicinal plants and saplings.
Kampar is best explored with a 4 by 4 vehicle off the beaten path. Visitors can drive for miles in almost in a different world without any sight of civilization, and just enjoy nature in its natural beauty.
|Attractions in Kampar:
|1. Kellie’s Castle