Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, Ipoh

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Experience the spiritual charm of Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, a natural limestone cave encircled by spectacular scenery. The cool cave interior features live stalagmites and stalactites and serves as a refuge from the overwhelming heat. The central marble altars feature golden statues of Buddhist and Chinese mythological deities. At the entrance you can feed the koi fish with food  purchased inside the complex, after which you can move on to the Zen gardens and the large lotus pond. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and many more Ipoh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ipoh trip builder.
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  • Located in the South of Ipoh, one drives the car about 20 minutes from the city centre away. Very impressive facility with a landscaped Zen Garden on the "other side" of the cave.
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  • This is not a very large place but you can spend time here to refresh yourself in the quiet and zen environment with a lot of stone art. I love it also because it is not commercial compared to other c...  more »
  • I went for a day trip to Ipoh and I was excited to visit this temple. It is far away from downtown and there is not much to see. Inside of the temple, it is said that there are stairs to a higher leve...  more »
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  • Panoramic lime stone cave turned into temple of worshippers as well as recreational park (jogging and foot reflexology track, fish pond). The park is on the other side of the mountain, so visitor must pass through the cave. A very relaxing views of greenery embedded into the million old lime stone mountain. Landscaping, toilets and cleanliness nicely managed by private group.
  • Beautiful gardens on the other side of the cave temple...sadly the view is marred by parts of the lime stone being blasted away for gravel/cement factory just beyond. Perfect place to see the uncommon and gorgeous blue rock thrush!
  • Have been coming here for years. It is a large cave with lots of natural places to sit, relax and enjoy the cool breeze. You can also enjoy the view of the garden at the back of the cave. An oasis from the heat of Ipoh valley. There are some Taoist praying statues here but they kept it to a minimum. Look up at the stalactites ... it is a sight to behold. Use your imagination and you'll recognise some familiar shapes!
  • Beautiful limestone cave with a garden inside. Lots of monkey can be spotted but do not feed them. No entrance fee but donation is encouraged.
  • Beautiful cave and peaceful environment! You'd loved to visit.