Royal Heritage of Kuala Kangsar

Perak, Malaysia

6.5 hours
1 - 7 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 207.00

I speak English, Malay

Explore the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak and the cultural heritages she conceals.

Kuala Kangsar is the cultural cradle of Perak, and has been the home to Perak’s royal family since the 18th century. Overshadowed by the neighbouring Ipoh and Taiping, the sleepy town hides a treasure trove of hidden cultural heritages that define Malaysia's culture today.

In this experience, we will venture through the heritage town, and meet craftsmen that have kept their traditions alive such as the keris maker, golden thread weavers, iron craftsmen, tengkolok headdress maker, labu sayong potters (you can even try moulding one), and kekabu cotton makers. We'll also visit some of the landmarks around town, and have delicious local food.

Main activities:
Extra conditions:

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10:00 AM

Arrive in Kuala Kangsar / Bukit Chandan and begin tour


We will be going around the city, along the way stopping by at some craftsmen's homes including:

- Keris Making (traditional Malay weapon)
- Traditional Iron Art
- Kekabu Making (with homemade souvenir to bring home)
- Tekad Art (golden threading)
- Tengkolok Diraja (traditional headdress of royalty)

Pak Mazin showing how keris is made
Traditional Iron Art
Tekad Art (golden threading)
Traditional headdress of royalty

12:30 PM

Lunch (Local Food)


Experience the royal food heritage in Kuala Kangsar.

Nasi Lemuni - Unique herbal rice, originated in Kuala Kangsar

01:00 PM

Labu Sayong Pottery Making


Labu Sayong is the traditional water pitcher with a distinct shape, beloved as a cottage industry in the town of Kuala Kangsar . Believed to have been inspired by the gourd, its clay exterior is said to keep the water cool and make it taste better.

You will watch how the potters mould this beautiful pitcher from clay, then you will sit at the potter's wheel to craft one too.

Potter demonstrating how labu sayong is made

02:15 PM

Victoria Bridge / Karai Old Town


Victoria Bridge
Pastries at Victoria Bridge
Pastries at Victoria Bridge

03:00 PM

Warung Laksa Traditional


The laksa here is known for its unique Telur Sarang (or 'Nest-Like' Egg). Closed on Thursday & Friday

Sarang Burung
Laksa Sarang Burung

04:30 PM


Poor weather plan

Due to the ever changing tropical weather, it is important to be well equipped against sun & rain, and wearing proper foot gear for walk

Where we will meet

KL Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 207.00 /Pax
Booking details

RM 750.00
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Labu sayong making workshop + souvenir
Local lunch
Bantal kekabu workshop + souvenir
Laksa at Warung Telaga
Price excluding
How to get there

From Kuala Kangsar: If you are driving there on your own, meet at the location specified. From Kuala Lumpur: If you are departing from Kuala Lumpur, meet at KL Sentral, at the entrance opposite KL Hilton. See add-on to book 10-seater transportation. You will depart at 7.00 am.