Located about 70km from Ipoh, the Pasir Salak Historical Complex is a tribute to warriors such as Dato' Sagor and Dato' Maharaja Lela who led the locals against the forces of the British colonial administration. There are memorials erected in their honour, in the shape of a sundang (broad sword), a replica of the type of knife used in the killing of the British Resident of Perak, J.W.W. Birch on the banks of Sungai Perak (Perak River). The incident escalated into open conflict and instilled a sense of nationalism which eventually led to the country's declaration of independence in 1957.
Other attractions at the complex include the J.W.W. Birch Monument, the grave of Sipuntum (the alleged assassin), Datuk Maharaja Lela's fort, the Lela Rentaka cannons used against the British colonial army, and two Rumah Kutai (Perak traditional house) filled with local historical and cultural artefacts.