Kuala Kangsar has a spanking new station, which is probably the most attractive of the new stations on the KL to Butterworth line. The interior is palatial and too big for the four trains a day (two in each direction) which currently stop at Kuala Kangsar. However the extended Electric Train Service (ETS) is set to start before the end of 2015, at which time there should be a more frequent service to and from Kuala Lumpur. It should then be possible to visit Kuala Kangsar on a day trip from KL and will bring increased tourist traffic to this charming royal town.
There is a lot to see in Kuala Kangsar, much of it within walking distance of the station.
Take my Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail to see all the main highlights that this town has to offer. You can find details on my Malaysia Traveller website.
There is an historic British military cemetery here containing the graves of casualties during the Perak War. Read more on my Thrifty Traveller blog.
A few kilometres outside of town is the Victoria Bridge, a 115 year old piece of superb railway engineering. It is no longer used for rail traffic (a wider modern concrete bridge has been constructed adjacent to it) but it can still be used as a footbridge. Find more details on my blog.