Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Perak
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. For Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple and beyond, use our Ipoh vacation builder to get the most from your Ipoh vacation.
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232 reviews
  • July 23, 2017
    Very sad visit. I remember when I was young this place was full of life. Today it isn't lively any more. We were the only visitors there that Saturday morning. Entrance was free. We bought a bunch of ...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    I was here almost 30 years ago. I remembered the turtle pond was a round one. It is sad that today it has become half only. However the overall structure of this temple remains the same. You can buy K...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    An interesting place to visit because it is authentic and still well-visited by locals from near and far. It is one of a few temples in the area built into the cliffs, and good representation of archi...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    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.
  • July 20, 2017
    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.
  • August 28, 2017
    One of the oldest Chinese Cave Temple in Town. First time visit this Cave Temple with a fascinating fish pond design and Chinese architecture building.
  • July 25, 2017
    Used to be a great tourist spot. Bit run-down temple. However, there still tortoise pond available inside.
  • July 28, 2017
    I'm here now and its closed without any sign or reason. Anyway if you are like me who came here and you find it closed, you can still visit a temple which is near this one and is nice too

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