Ipoh - Malaysia's 4th largest city - is found around 2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. Though not well-known as a tourist destination, Ipoh is an interesting city with a thriving food scene. Led by its majority Chinese-led community, there are a range of dishes unique to the city, including the famous 'Ipoh chicken rice' followed by a cup of 'Ipoh white coffee'. On the edge of the city lie a couple of interesting Buddhist cave temple complexes, while slightly further out towards Tambun lies the Lost World theme park and the luxurious Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Ipoh's location in the centre of the peninsula makes it a handy stopover between KL to the south, Penang to the north-west, the Cameron Highlands to the immediate north, or the jungle reserves of Belum and Taman Negara towards the border with Thailand beyond.