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Kuala Lipis is a mukim and capital of Lipis District, Pahang, Malaysia with a population of 20,000.HistoryKuala Lipis was a gold-mining centre before the British arrived in 1887.In 1898, it became the capital of Pahang until 1953. During this time, grand colonial buildings, such as the imposing District Offices and the Clifford School, and the Pahang Club were built. The hilltop house of the British Resident is now a hotel and museum.The town grew and prospered with the coming of the railway in 1924. However, in August 1955, the state capital was shifted to Kuantan, and Kuala Lipis fell into a decline.TravelInteresting SitesKuala Lipis old town.Hilltop house of the British Resident.Lipis District old Office.Old railway stationClifford School.Rumah Banjir.Pahang club.Lipis Zoo.Sungai Jelai.Kuala Lipis new town. Lipis District new Office.Muzium Warisan Lipis.Hilltop house of Bukit Bius.Hutan Lipur TerenggunNatureFrom Kuala Lipis you can go to Kenong Rimba Park, which is about 10 km away. It is a forest reserve, accessible by train or boat. It is a good place for trekking and caving. From the town, you can take a bus or cab for 30 minutes journey to Tanjung Kiara Jetty. From here you can either walk (trekking) for about one and half-hour to base camp or take a 4-wheel drive for only 20 minutes.Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Kuala Lipis and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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