Gopeng, a 150 years old town in Kampar District, was one strategic place where the great tin mining industry of Malaysia was once existed before the tin empire has collapsed in 1980s. Its name was believed to be originated from a Chinese man called Mo Peng (毛兵); however, it was converted into Gopeng as it was believed that the British found the first name was hard to be pronounced.
True to its legacy as Gopeng was a place where great notable residents were happened to be born at there or to be involved in an official event as stated in the Malaysia's history, including Mr. Eu Kong Pui (1853–1892), founder of "Eu Yan Sang", Dr Sun Yat Sen (the leader of the historic Chinese revolutionary leader) stayed in Gopeng briefly during the period 1909-1911, and etc.
Now follow the steps of the local expert to bring you to explore and discover more detailed history behind the 150 years old town, as well as local town culture , and of course food.
A tour to historical places & heritages in GopengTour's schedule as below, all are within walking distance:
Muzium Gopeng, Jalan Eu Kong, Pekan Gopeng, Gopeng, Perak, MalaysiaHow to get there