Kota Ngah Ibrahim is a historical complex at Matang, about 6km away from Taiping town. Built in 1870, it was formerly the fort of a local warlord during the colonial era, then turned into a court, college and school in subsequent order before its present state as a museum today. During the war, it was temporarily a strategic operations center for the Japanese forces.
Around the complex, visitors can explore remains of the old fort, including its walls, wells and tomb of the original owner, Ngah Ibrahim. A bungalow that onced homed Captain Speedy (a colonial-era official) can be glimpsed nearby. Inside the complex, artifacts and exhibits pertaining to (Larut) district history, including local culture, tin mining, civil wars and pre-independence miscellany.