Kuala Lipis is a small town in the central part of Pahang. It is the main town and administrative centre of the District of Lipis. The town has a population of 20,000. It has some fine colonial buildings that were constructed by the British in the late 19th century.
Kuala Lipis was an old gold-mining town. The British made it the capital of Pahang in 1898, and it remained the capital until Kuantan became the capital in 1955.
Getting thereFrom Kuala Lumpur, take the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway (E8) to Bentong. From Bentong take Federal Route 8 northwards until Kuala Lipis.
If you are from Penang or Ipoh, you might want to approach Kuala Lipis by way of Cameron Highlands, from where you take Route 185 to Gua Musang, and from there, take Federal Route 8 southwards to Kuala Lipis.
From Kota Bharu, you take Federal Route 8 all the way south till you reach Kuala Lipis.
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