Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, Ipoh

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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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  • As a Ipoh-born-and-bred individual, I recently returned from abroad to find that it has barely changed! And that's for the better, all the original peaceful natural scenery and beauty of the caves hav...  more »
  • This is truly a hidden gem in Ipoh. Very tranquil and peaceful. You will find some of the locals coming here for their daily morning exercises too. There are some caves that you can pass through into ...  more »
  • Ipoh is famous for its cave and within cave is temple within and with buddhas. climbing up the steps, you might be thinking it is another cave with lots of buddha again as we are in Ipoh. At the end y...  more »
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  • This is one of popular caves in Perak. This cave is Buddhist temple they allows non Buddhist to visit. The management has keep the cave clean, safe, wonderful garden and nice place to take photos. We have enjoyable memories.
  • A very nice temple complex in a lime stone cave with a superb garden. The garden also serve as a recreational park for jogging and etc. There is a foot reflexology path and a pond. The garden is on the other side of the mountain, so you must walk through the cave. A garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the views of greenery and the million years old lime stone mountain. It is very maintained so it looks very clean and neat.
  • It's free, clean and well managed. In my opinion, this way is the most spectacular limestone cave in Ipoh. Must have a short time here and feel how creative the natural is.
  • Well maintained. Easy parking. Nice walk in the caves and at the garden.
  • 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.

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