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Perak Cave Temple, Ipoh

Categories: Caves, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Step inside Perak Cave Temple to discover giant Buddha statues, Taoist idols, and paintings daubed on the walls among the craggy limestone formations. At the back of the temple chamber, climb a steep set of 246 winding steps, which lead to an open cave offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. At the temple entrance, admire the colorful Chinese architecture and the tranquil Japanese pond, home to carp and turtles, which represent longevity. Monks and nuns still reside in this cave, discovered by a Chinese monk in 1890. Our Ipoh trip itinerary maker makes visiting Perak Cave Temple and other Ipoh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Perak cave is one of the few caves around Ipoh but is the most well preserved & converted into a Taoism temple i.e with deity's statues & written history of it. The air is cool inside hence nice to wa...  read more »
  • Wonderful view of the city after climbing tons of steps, not for lazy or couchpotatoes but totally worth the climb. 
  • 聽說必道景點之一,便慕名來參觀。寺廟有不少名家名人的真跡墨寶和壁畫,墨寶壁畫毫無章法刻在洞穴的牆壁上真的非常有個性,簡直就是一種混亂美XD。主殿的大佛非常莊嚴宏偉, 值得一看。 
  • Maybe it's not worth the journey but if you are in Ipoh you should not miss this temple. Impressive cave and 414 stairs to the top of the hill.
  • Amazing cave temple with lovely murals. make sure you get to the peak and I mean all the way to the top.
  • I am a local who's been living in Ipoh for more than 30 years but I have only visited this place twice. It's location is a problem, too far from anywhere interesting and it's not worth the time travelling here to look at some similar caves and structures that you can see in other places in Ipoh.
  • Cool yourself from the scorching heat outside....take the flight of stairs to reach the goddess at the top....bit that's not the top of the hill....yet a good view if commercialisation all around !!
  • Tranquil temple in a commercial area. Besides the painted caves and religious statues it offers a chance to climb to the top of the rock outcrop for a superb view over Ipoh. Be prepared, you are going to work up a good sweat. Don't try if you're not fit for the exercise.
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