Perlis may be Malaysia’s smallest state, but it’s not small in terms of things to see and do! Scroll down our list for a recommendation of top things to do in Perlis for your next vacay!
1. See beautiful sunflowers in Taman Ular Perlis
Why spend a fortune going to Thailand and other parts of the world for photos at sunflower fields when there’s actually one in Malaysia! Strike a pose at this beautiful sunflower field, located next to Taman Ular Perlis. Keep in mind that sunflower blooms are seasonal, so be sure to check ahead before coming here
Location: Taman Ular Sungai Batu Pahat, 02400 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
2. Explore the depths of Gua Kelam
One of the most unique caves in Malaysia, Gua Kelam is a 370-metre long limestone cave where it’s famous for its ‘cave walk’. Just be careful not to step on bat guano while exploring the area!
Location: Kaki Bukit, 02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis (Google Maps)
3. Go photo hunting for picturesque lalang
You can find scenic places all over Perlis without even trying. Along Jalan Chuping lies picturesque landscapes with tall lush grass and weeds (lalang) that gives off vibes of Haneul Park in Seoul, South Korea
Location: Jalan Chuping, 02500 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
4. Hang off a rock at Bukit Chabang
One of Perlis’ many hiking spots, getting to the top of Bukit Chabang grants you amazing views of Timah Tasoh dam and the surrounding countryside. One unique feature of Chabang is there’s a “precarious” rocky outcrop near the top that you can seemingly hang off for perfect selfies!
Location: Bukit Chabang, Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
5. Start your day with breakfast at Warung Tepi Sawah
Located in Bintong, Warung Tepi Sawah is one of the most famous breakfast places in Perlis. Nothing beats a breakfast with views of beautiful countryside. Here you can sample unique and appetizing cuisine such as pulut ikan masin, roti bakar telur gedik, apom lenggang and more!
Location: Kampung Behor Janggus, Bintong, Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
6. Go for a scenic drive along Jalan Chuping
Considered by many as the most scenic road in all of Malaysia, taking a drive along Jalan Chuping is guaranteed to leave you breathless
Location: Jalan Chuping, 02500 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
7. Challenge yourself with rock climbing at Bukit Keteri
A well-known limestone karst surrounded by paddy fields & scenic countryside, Bukit Keteri is popular with hikers and rock climbers from all over
Location: Bukit Keteri, 02450 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
8. Drive up to Wang Kelian Viewpoint for sunrise & sunset views
Driving here is already an adventure on its own, as the road from Kaki Bukit to Wang Kelian has many dizzying twist and turns. Once at the top, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Come here just before sunrise or sunset for the best views.
Location: Wang Kelian Viewpoint, 02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis (Google Maps)
9. Hike to the top of Bukit Jernih for amazing views
Bukit Jernih is one in a neverending list of hiking spots in Perlis. Hike to the top for an unforgettable experience. Amazing views guaranteed!
Location: Lorong Bukit, Taman Jernih, 02450 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
10. Snap instaworthy pictures with jerami gulung
While they’re scattered all over Perlis, it’s worth looking out for these instaworthy bales of hay to fill your social feeds with
11. Get in touch with local culture at Kampung Wai
When in Perlis, don’t forget to visit the incredibly scenic Kampung Wai, not too far from Kuala Perlis. When seen from above, you get views of endless paddy fields meeting the vast sea
Location: Kampung Wai, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis (Google Maps)
12. Enjoy a meal in a unique cafe surrounded by verdant nipah foliage
Fancy breakfast or lunch surrounded by verdant nipah foliage? Head over to Ladang Nipah Kipli in Sanglang, Perlis. Although the cafe is a bit off the tourist trail, it’s worth coming here if you love unique experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. You can dine alfresco or in wooden gazebos
Location: Ladang Nipah Kipli, 02700 Sanglang, Perlis (Google Maps)
13. Shop till you drop at Pasar Nat Pokok Getah
Getting its name from the countless rubber trees in the area, Pasar Nat Pokok Getah is one of Perlis’ most popular morning market. The market is opened only on Fridays and Sundays, 7.30am till 12pm
Location: Kampung Kubang, 02600 Arau, Perlis (Google Maps)
14. Go for a picnic or camping at Empangan Timah Tasoh
Built as a reservoir, the Timah Tasoh Dam is the perfect location for picnics, fishing and camping under the stars
Location: Empangan Timah Tasoh, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
15. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around Tasik Melati
A popular recreational park only a short distance from Kangar, Tasik Melati features a small but beautiful man-made lake with over 150 small islands. Constructed footways enable visitors to enjoy stunning views and take in its serene surroundings
Location: Taman Melati, 02400 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
16. Watch the sun go down at Ocean Glow
This floating restaurant in Kuala Perlis not only serves great food, but also makes the perfect backdrop for beautiful sunset shots
Location: Ocean Glow, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis (Google Maps)
17. Marvel at the floating mosque of Perlis
Not too far from Ocean Glow is Masjid Al Hussain. Also known as Masjid Terapung Perlis, the mosque is truly a mesmerizing sight to behold, especially just after dusk when the lights are turned on
Location: 1, Persiaran Putra Timur, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis (Google Maps)
18. See nature’s splendour at a bamboo forest
Did you know that Perlis has a bamboo forest? The one along the Bukit Merbok hiking trail gives off the feeling of being in Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan!
Location: Bukit Merbok, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
19. Pose for the ‘gram at Kangar Street Art
Think Kangar is boring? Plenty of photo spots to fill your time with at Kangar Street Art!
Location: Lorong Seni, Pusat Bandar Kangar, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
20. Go hiking up Bukit Gua Sami for beautiful countryside views
Yet another hiking spot in Perlis worth checking out. Easy for beginners, and great views to boot!
Location: Bukit Guar Sami, 02450 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
21. Dip your feet in the cool waters of Bukit Ayer Waterfall
A gorgeous waterfall worth checking out, only a short drive away from Kangar. Great for picnics and a swim to escape the afternoon heat
Location: Hutan Lipur Bukit Ayer, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)
22. Enjoy delicious seafood at Api-Api Ikan Bakar
Looking for good eats in Perlis? Look no further than Api-Api Ikan Bakar in Kuala Perlis, for some of the best ikan bakar around!
Location: Jalan Dato Ali, Bukit Tok Po, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis (Google Maps)