The stretch of Sungai Perak which flows past Pasir Salak is of historical significance, as it bears witness to the murder of Perak’s first British Resident, J.W.W. Birch on November 2, 1875. At the spot where Birch was murdered, is the Pasir Salak Historical Complex. The complex is a must see for visitors keen on knowing the origins of Malay nationalism.
The main attraction of the complex is the historical time tunnel where most of the important historical events of the Malays and Malaysia are exhibited through dioramas.
Other interesting sights include the burial site of Seputum, Maharajalela’s house; lela rentaka, a type of cannon used by the Malays; traditional Perak Malay houses called Rumah Kutai and handicraft stalls.
The scenic Sungai Perak and the activities it offers is another attraction.