Royal town Kuala Kangsar 江沙皇城
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Kuala Kangsar , the royal city of Perak,beside the PerakRiver. The name is derived from ''Kuala Karong-Sa'', which means 99 tributaries flow into the Perak River. The Perak Dynasty originated from the Malacca Dynasty and was founded by the son of Sultan Mahmud Shah.

It is said that when Portugal occupied Malacca, a prince went south and later established the Johor Dynasty. Another prince went north by boat and disembarked at the mouth of the Perak River near Bangan Datuk. Before going ashore, there was a little adventure. Suddenly there was a big wave on the sea. Fortunately, an elder advised the prince to throw the crown into the sea, and then he landed safely in calm weather. This is why the Sultan of Perak has no crown yet, but the Sultan of Johor wears a crown when he is crowned. The prince moved along the PERAK River for many years, and finally settled in Kuala Kangsar as his capital.


In the past, the ancient towns were built along the river, so there are many historical sites and legends, which are fascinating.

The historical heritage include: Raja Bendahara old mansion , the Royal Malay College of Kuala Kangsar (1905), also known as Eton College of the East. At that time, it was a boarding school for the royal family , nobles and Malay elites,  cultivated many political and economic talents, high-ranking officials and dignitaries. The Pavilion, Polo club, and the former site of the polo field are right next to it. In addition to tin ore , rubber is also a major commodity in Malaya. The first rubber tree (1877) was planted in Kangsar. Idris Club (club) (1903). Post Office (1930). Golden-roofed clock tower (1939). The British-style red telephone booth of Dataran Putra . King's Pavilion, the mansion of Sir Hugh Low, Secretary of State, purchased in 1878.


There are also several famous ancient royal cemeteries and mosques. The Royal Mausoleum (Royal Mausoleum), next to it is the famous Ubudiah Mosque (Ubudiah Mosque, 1917). On the opposite side is an Islamic college, Madrasah Idrisiah.


Kuala Kangsar  Royal Palace (Istana Kenangan, 1926). This palace did not use a nail at all, and the traditional high-leg wooden crafts can still show the grandeur of the palace. The treasures in the palace are now housed in the Royal Museum (Galery Sultan Azlan Shah, originally the old palace Istana Ulu/Istana Kota, 1903). This museum displays the personal collection of the Sultan, such as photos, awards, documents and tributes. In this magnificent palace, the sultan collected his favorite treasures and personal collections, showing the sultan's great wealth. Istana Iskandariah (1933) is still used today as a palace for royal ceremonies.


Other nearby traditional Malay traditional houses are Baitul Rahmah, Rumah Meor and Baitul Noor. Simple and elegant.


The older Chinese buildings in the city include Chonghua Primary School, 1911. ''Yuelai'' Restauran .


British colonial buildings include Clifford school (1897), Anglican Church (1908).

There is also a masterpiece left by the British colonialists, the Victoria Bridge, near Karai, Enggor  New Village.


Crossing the Kuala Kangsar  Bridge, you will arrive at a small village called Sayong on the other side. Black ceramics (Labu Sayong) is an ancient handicraft that famous in Kuala Kangsar .


There is a small pier in the Kuala Kangsar Riverside Park. On a whim, you can take a boat to visit the Kuala Kangsar River (Sg Kangsar). If you are lucky, you can also see egrets.


Good old tasty food always in an old town . No exception for Kuala Kangsar.

Tasty foods include wonton noodles, the stalls are crowded, and there are also fresh and tender roast chicken and chicken porridge. Attracted many gourmets. 

Curry Beef Buns at Yue Lai restaurant and the traditional shredded coconut bread in the Twin Lions Hotel is memorable.

Stir-fried dishes in restaurant include steamed river fish, curry fish head, salted egg squid, dry fried shrimp, double-flavored pork knuckle,  garden chicken with ginger paste, Caipu tofu and so on. Laksa is also a famous noodle dish in Kuala Kangsar.


The small town of Kuala Kangsar  is about one hour's drive from Ipoh. The unique royal atmosphere, the Malay tradition and the British style architecture left by the British colonies make this ancient capital even more noble and elegant. When you come to  Ipoh, don’t forget to immerse yourself in a royal atmosphere in Kuala Kangsar !

维多利亚女皇与吡叻国王一世纪的河边漫步; “日古镇,风韵犹存,再显风骚!


江沙,吡叻王城。位于吡叻州母亲河,吡叻河旁。名字源自于 “Kuala Karong-Sa”,意思是99条支流流入吡叻河。吡叻王朝源自马六甲王朝,由苏丹马末莎儿子所创立。

话说当年葡萄牙领马六甲,一位王子南下,后来建立柔佛王朝。另一王子乘船北上,在靠近Bangan Datuk 的吡叻河口上岸。在上岸前还有一个小惊险,海上突然大浪滔天,幸得一长者,劝告王子把头上的王冠抛入海中,才得风平浪静,安全登陆。这也是为何至今吡叻州苏丹没有皇冠而柔佛苏丹加冕时有戴上皇冠的典故了。王子沿着吡叻河,经过多年展转,最后才定都江沙。



历史遗迹计有:Raja Bendahara 老老庄园,江沙皇家马来学院(1905),亦有东方伊顿学院Eton College 之称。当年为王亲贵族及马来精英寄宿学校,栽培出不少政治及经济人才,达官贵人。望台(Pavilion)Polo club 马球场旧址就在其旁。除了锡矿,橡胶也是马来亚的主要原产品,第一棵橡胶树(1877)植于江沙。Idris Club (俱乐部)(1903). 政局(1930),对面就是金顶大钟楼(1939). Dataran Putra 的英式红电话亭䇄立于此。King’s Pavilion, 参政司休罗爵士的庄圆,购于1878年。


还有几个闻名的古皇家园及清真寺。皇家陵园(Royal Mausoleum ), 其旁为声名显赫的乌布达雅清真寺(Ubudiah Mosque,1917). 对面有一间回教学院,Madrasah Idrisiah. 


江沙皇家故宫(Istana Kenangan,1926). 这皇宫成完全没有使用一枚钉子,传统高脚木制工艺,至今仍然能显出当年的宏伟气势。宫内的珍宝现收藏于皇家博物馆(Galery Sultan Azlan Shah, 原是旧皇宫Istana  Ulu/Istana Kota, 1903)。此博物馆陈列着苏丹的个人收藏品,如照片,奖状,文件及贡品等。在这座富丽堂皇的宫殿里,苏丹收藏了他最喜爱的珍品及个人收藏,展示了苏丹的雄厚财力。现今仍旧作为皇家仪式使用皇宫名Istana Iskandariah(1933).


其他附近的传统马来高脚屋还有Baitul Rahmah , Rumah MeorBaitul Noor 。朴素典雅,庄严大气。




英殖民建筑有Clifford school (1897),Anglican Church (1908).

还有英殖民留下的杰作,维多利亚火车轨铁桥,Victoria Bridge, 靠近宁罗新村。


越过江沙大桥,就会抵达对岸名为沙蓉(Sayong)的小村庄。黑陶瓷(Labu Sayong)为江沙盛产的古老手工艺术品。


江沙河畔公园有个小码头,心血来潮,可以乘搭船只游览江沙河(Sg Kangsar)。幸运的话,还可以观赏到鹭鸟。





小炒则有清蒸河鱼,咖喱鱼头,咸蛋苏冬,干煎虾,双味猪手,姜蓉菜园鸡,菜莆豆腐等等。友族美食则以Laksa 闻名。





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