You might think you’ve stepped back in time, to a place in the past, maybe in China, when you visit Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. But this park is really in Ipoh, Perak.

With its art installation and wall paintings, the park has a nostalgic theme. Built around an emerald lake partly, and surrounded by limestone hills and caves, the name of the park means “serene hill” in Mandarin.

The park is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily, but visit their Facebook page (Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village) for updates in case they’re closed on public holidays. Entrance fee is RM10.

Why you should go

This scenic park will take you back to a bygone era. For the very young, the vintage paraphernalia and art installations might show them things they’ve seen before because many of those things don’t exist anymore.

For the older generation, the images of a life gone might rekindle fond memories. It’s good family bonding time, provides some walking exercise , and it’s a great place to take scenic selfies or group photos.

What to do

There are lakeside and outdoor activities such as trishaw and bicycle riding (both single and family bicycles are available for rent), picnic spots and unique art installations to take photos with. You can also just walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Who will like it

This is a place suitable for the whole family, from young children and adults to the elderly as the activities are mild and non-strenuous. Families, young couples and groups of friends might enjoy an outing to this place.

Getting there

It is located just 13 minutes away from Ipoh town. There are many scheduled bus services that stop in Ipoh, but you can also take the Electric Train Service from KL Sentral or Sungai Buloh in Selangor. From Ipoh, just book a Grab or Uber. If you’re driving or biking to the park, the GPS coordinates are: 4.561985,101.124030.

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

Address: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 012-516 1556 and 05-312 414