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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • A good place to visit and cool off from the hot weather outside since it is cooling in the cave. It would be better if the temple grounds are more well taken care of as the once bright colors on the t...  read more »
  • It's more touristic than Perak and Kek Long Tong but still nice. Can easily be combined with a tour to kek long tong 
  • The feeling when you enter was a great Buddhist theme park, it is one of the largest in the world built temples in cave. The colorful, figurative art, sculptures and the possibilities of participating in the Buddhist rites, in this peculiar enclave make Temple a place unique and worthy of devoting a good time. You can explore a cave without lighting up inside the mountain. Different.
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  • A temple which have been here for a long time. Quaint and quiet, there's a tortoise pond in the middle of the mountain accessed through a small windy path
  • Not the nicest nor the biggest of the cave-temples, but still worth a visit. It's also conveniently located between the Perak Cave Temple and Gunung Long, so a visit is quite easy if you're around.
  • Ipoh is all about the food, there are so few attractions that I just can't give this a lower rating, since it is only 1 of 3 places worth visiting in Ipoh and only during a break from eating to digest the food so you can eat more. beware though that there are quite a lot of mosquitoes here near the garden / man made lake area (which is quite beautiful actually). and if u are an animal lover just don't go deep into the cave to see the tortoise pool, it's in a bad shape.
  • The oldest and famous cave temple. Deep inside there's turtle pond, and there's a back ladder which you can hike higher. Warning its creepy up there, dont go up alone.
  • Nice temple. Inside you will find the turtle pond. Surely worth a visit.
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