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The town of Kuala Lipis evolved at the confluence of the Lipis River and Jelai River. Due to its strategic location, the town grew into a prominent trading and commercial centre in the state. So prominent was the town that the British, who came to Pahang since 1872 made Kuala Lipis the state capital in 1891, and remained so until 1955 when Kuantan, the present state capital took over the honors. Now, though no longer a bustling trading centre, it remains as the administrative centre for the district of Lipis, one of the largest districts in Pahang.

As a town that was formerly the state capital, Kuala Lipis is dotted by many historical buildings and structures of colo- nial architectures. Among them are the various govern- ment office buildings in the town, the Clifford School, the rest house at Residency Hill and the Pahang Club buildings. Railway service in Kuala Lipis started in 1926, when the railway tracks from Johor Bahru in the south that have already reached Gemas in Negeri Sembilan were extended to Kuala Lipis and Cegar Perah in the north. Later, the railway tracks up north was extended to reach Tumpat in Kelantan.

Kenong Rimba Park

Kenong Rimba Park is located at the fringe of Taman Negara on its eastern and northern boundaries. This green precinct covers a sprawling 128 square kilometres of pahang's tropical rainforest.


Getting there

By Road:

Kuala Lipis is located about 180 km. from Kuala Lumpur and 250 km. from Kuantan. There are bus services both express/local buses and hired taxi from Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan. From Klang Valley take the Kuala Lumpur – Karak Highway and exit at Bentong. From Kuantan take the East Coast Highway via Bentong and Raub. From Cameron Highlands or Kota Bharu Kuala Lipis is easily accessible by road and the journey is quite rewarding. Some express bus companies run Kota Bharu – Kuala Lumpur via Kuala Lipis regularly.

By Rail:

Alternatively, you may take a train from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Johor Bharu and Pasir Mas in Kelantan to Kuala Lipis. Daily express train depart from those town and the journey is expected to be rewarding and interesting.

Useful Information

Contact Info:

Tourism Malaysia Info Line :

Lipis Town Council :
+ 609-312 1253

Lipis TIC (MDL) :
+ 609 - 312 3832

District Office :
+ Tel: 609-355 1963

Town Council/TIC :
+ Tel: 609-312 3832

Fire & Rescue :
+ Tel: 609-355 4444

Forestry Department
+ Tel: 609-310 1550

Orang Asli Department
+ Tel: 609-312 1358

Wildlife Department
+ Tel: 609-312 2893

Police Station
+ Tel: 609-312 222

Bus Station
+ Tel: 609-567 2591

Taxi Station
+ Tel: 609-312 5106

Railway Station
+ Tel: 609-312 1341

General Hospital
+ Tel: 609-312 3333

Taman Negara Sg. Relau
+ Tel: 609-312 2893

Kenong Rimba Park
+ Tel: 609-310 1550

Things to do

Historical Building

Bird Watching at Ampang Jaleh

Taman Tasek Burung Mandi

Bukit Taching

Terenggun Recreational Forest

Bama Cave

Homestay Program at Kuala Medang

Kenong Rimba Park

Taman Negara Sungai Relau


Bamboo Rafting

Orang Asli Settlement


Zoo Lipis

Lata Serodong Waterfall

Jeram Musuh Karam

Pekan Sehari ( Saturday )

River Safari ( Benta - Kuala Lipis )


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