Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

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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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  • This is a returned trip with my family. Things haven't change much compared to a few years ago. Free parking and no entrance fee. Just need to pay for the vegetables if you want to feed the tortoise i...  more »
  • So the system itself not particularly was the passage through the cave before the temple quite nicely. The courtyard with the building, which looks like a lost place, is when a nice picture coming out. The "turtle pond" is not a pond, but a fenced concrete plant with a small water hole and far too many turtles of all sizes for the small area. We are frightened and were really not nice to see. If committed to the fence, a horde on a run to come first, I do not know whether they were hungry or how that works 100 turtles there with feeding.
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  • Haunted temple surrounded by green. Big, beautiful facility with impressive temple. Absolutely there's also very quiet is recommended.
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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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