Kuala Lipis is a small town (around 20,000 inhabitants) deep in the district of Lipis in the jungles of Pahang.
Kuala Lipis is on the Jungle Railway between Tumpat and Gemas. It is in particular the first and the end station of several trains running from Singapore (Southern part of the jungle line) or from Tumpat (Northern part).
From Kuala Lipis you can go to Kenong Rimba Park, which is about 10km away. It is a forest reserve, accessible by train or boat. It is a good place for trekking and caving. Most guesthouses of the city will organize tours there.
The main street Jalan Besar, with many old Chinese houses.
The wooden mosque Masjid Jln Masjid Lama, 100m from the train station.
Nothing special to buy here; however you can buy some local fruits, like durian, rambutans, mangis, mango etc.
- Bank (100m from the train station). Here you find several ATMs 5 minutes walking distance from the train station
Many Chinese and Malay small restaurants and food courts. Cheap. No Western branches or fast-food restaurants.
There are several small hostels in the main street Jalan Besar.
- Hotel London: (093121618) A small hotel on Jalan Besar offering clean, simple rooms for RM20, or RM30-40 with air-con. Most rooms have no window.
- Hotel Appu: 63 Jalan Besar. Very basic rooms, mostly with no windows. RM10 in dorms, double rooms for RM20 (with fans), A/C rooms a little more expensive. Organize tours in the jungle. Friendly staff.
- Hotel Tiong Kok Baru (新中國旅店), 69 Jalan Besar (Main street very near the train station, just next to Hotel Appu). basic and clean rooms at only 20 RM. 20RM.