We all long for a peaceful vacation in a blissful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Located about 12km from Tanjung Tualang is Perak Agrotourism Resort (PATRO) owned and managed by the Perak State Agricultural Development Corporation. The resort was officiated by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on May 14, 2016. It has since turned into a dream stay for many guests.

According to resort manager Zul Jazmi Bahari, PATRO is the latest tourist attraction that incorporates both elements of tourism and agriculture.

“This is the ultimate agro tourism destination. Its sprawling 270 hectares site encompasses orchards, livestock and a man-made lake. Both land and water based activities are available,” he remarked.

“There are 8000 mango trees of the Chukanan variety. The fruits can be plucked and enjoyed by visitors themselves. Other attractions include a herbal garden, chilli fertigation (the act of injecting fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products into an irrigation system) farm, stingless honey bees and salted-eggs processing, to name a few,” said Zul.

The design of guest accommodations, in the form of villas and traditional houses (Rumah Kutai), will satisfy visitors’ expectations, as the concept portrays the traditional culture and elements of Perak.

Those who come in groups can spend the night at Tube Camp, overlooking the tranquil man-made lake which was once a mining pool.

Among visitors’ favourite activities include cycling, all-terrain vehicle rides, paintball, kayaking and canoeing against the backdrop of a serene environment.

While savouring the scrumptious Udang Galah Rendang Pedas with aromatic rice, Cucur Udang and Serai Lemon Pudina to quench your thirst, don’t miss the merging of colourful hues, as the sun dips into the horizon. It is a sight to behold.

For reservations call: 05 360 0471 / 05 360 0449 / 019-8509493 (Husna). Visit their Facebook page at Perak Agrotourism Resort.  Email: patroresort.2016@gmail.com.    GPS Coordinates: 4.254 895, 101.042783