Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Ipoh
A spiritual and a natural attraction, Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple remains one of the oldest structures of its kind in Malaysia. Climb the 246 steps to witness this structure, built within a limestone cave. Take a moment to take in the peaceful views, then explore the surrounding gardens, filled with flowers, vegetables, and lotus ponds. The cave temple contains significant artworks, including a sculpture of a reclining Buddha, and offers tourists a chance to release turtles into its pond--an action believed to helps balance one's karma. Add Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple and other attractions to your Ipoh trip itinerary using our Ipoh road trip website .
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  • The uber driver drop us in the wrong temple. So there's 2 other temples side by side of this temple. We have to walk more to reach there. The place is pretty and the turtle area makes you feel like yo...  more »
  • You can visit this temple and Kek Look Tong in about an hour without any issues. This was a really interesting temple with beautiful gardens and bonsai trees out front. The cave was interesting and th...  more »
  • Good environment and convenient parking. The natural grotto is large, offering a shrine to the temple. The surrounding rocks are 嶙嶙, and the three treasures are holy and strong. will allow visitors to enjoy the opportunity to be in harmony with each other.
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  • Opens up your mind to chinese cultures . Good view with lakes with fishes . U can buy some cheap fish food and feeding are allowed to the fish and some turtles .
  • I was disappointed in this temple. We visited here after visiting the Kek Look Tong Temple. We compare to two temples. So Sam Poh Tong Temple is small and not clean. We left this temple after staying just 5min.
  • It's actually a really nice place if it was maintained. The beauty of the place is marred due to poor maintenance. it's sad really. Saving grace is the tortoise pond
  • Simple and nice place to visit and take photos. If there is someone who know the historical background of that place will enhance the visit experience. So if you are bringing your friends there, do some homework and facts. Other than that, I doubt you will like to visit again.
  • I've been living in ipoh for almost 27 years but only recently i got a chance to explore this temple with my friends. A beautiful temple with gorgeous pond and garden. You can walk around the garden and admiring the temple design.

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