Gopeng is a town located in Mukim Teja, district of Kampar, Perak. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Ipoh, the state capital. The town is located on the west side of the North-South Expressway stretch of Tapah-Simpang Pulai. The limestone hills and the Titiwangsa Mountains are clearly visible; the expressway penetrates between them and the view of the Tapah-Gopeng stretch is one of the most picturesque areas on the west side of Peninsular Malaysia. Due to its strategic location, locals are indeed very fortunate to have major towns approximately half an hour from Gopeng, Batu Gajah to the west, Ipoh to the north and Kampar at the south. Gopeng is flourished with heritage, cuisine and eco-tourism attractions developed by the locals themselves. This humble town is also well-known for limestone caves such as the Gua Tempurung, located approximately 5 km from the town centre. Gua Tempurung has become a popular weekend getaway for many local and overseas visitors eventually became one of the tourist hot spots.
In Gopeng, besides having all the basic facilities (e.g; medical, education, banking, etc), intriguing places of interest, there are also a lot of religious congregational buildings.
There are daily intercity bus services. The Kinta Omnibus runs between Kampar, Kota Baru Estate, Batu Gajah, Gopeng and the Ipoh Bus Station at Medan Kidd. There is only one known public bus commuter service in Gopeng. Express bus services from various locations will generally pick and drop passengers in Gopeng, many of these express buses are en route to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Penang to the north. Taxi services are also available in Gopeng, they are stationed at the Gopeng Bus Station.