Perak Cave Temple, Ipoh

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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. Before you head to Ipoh, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ipoh trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Ipoh has to offer, including Perak Cave Temple.
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  • I have visited many temples during my travels and this is one of the unusual ones. Housed under the quarry are statues of the Goddess of Mercy and more. Try meandering through the stone walls and clim...  more »
  • I visited there in afternoon. First, when I reached a place, I were stunning with beautiful wall paintings. Then I took stairs to a top to see a view of Ipoh, i got pictures there. So nice to be there...  more »
  • Yes it is a cave however besides have all been sprayed with some sort of covering so it doesn't appear very authentic. Through the back side of the cave, yes there is a temple there but it has not bee...  more »
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  • A site to visit. My first time visiting a temple built in a cave. Quite amazing. I love all the statues and drawing on cave walls. Then there is this series of stairs from inside the cave all the way up to the top of the mountain. Though I didn't make it all the way up, my friends who did said the view from the top is amazing. Warning those with young children or elderly, you may not want to go up there. It's a long climb and it get steeper and steeper as you go. Once you walk around the cave and made the climb, there is pretty much nothing else to see. Then we just left for Gunung Lang Recreational Park after. We spend total about 1 hr here.
  • Mysterious caves and gigantic idols. Visitors can attempt the mildly strenuous climb to the upper altar. Worth the effort. Contributions to temple upkeep most appreciated.
  • Perak Cave Temple 霹靂洞 Nice cave temple. My advise young & elderly please don't climb up the cave step to middle or top of the cave. Was here on 20Nov2017
  • The cave was amazing!! There are a lot of grafitti of buddhist deity on the wall. U need to reach the top of that mountain. It is a photographer heaven!! But be cautious, the stairs are steep and there a long way to the top. U need to pay for the toilet.
  • Good landscape & nice temple in a cave. Requied certain level of fitness to climb up to the hill
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