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Perak Cave Temple

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Address: 6 Km's North of Ipoh on road to Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Have A Good Climb

As you turn into the courtyard, it looks quite plain. A sandy place to park your car. You have to climb a staircase to enter the cave. Just very ordinary. But as you enter the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

As you turn into the courtyard, it looks quite plain. A sandy place to park your car. You have to climb a staircase to enter the cave. Just very ordinary. But as you enter the gates to the cave, you are greeted with a nice calm view of a very large Buddha statue. The cool air helps enhance the experience.... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Astonishingly tall Budda insode the cave and steepy stair ways to go to top of the cave where you can command a good view of Ipoh city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Not sure if I can consider it as a temple or a tourist destination. The place looked fake. The paintings on the walls/rocks are recent and of no artistic value. Buddah statues are not relics. There are stairs for people to climb up to the hill-top which will take at least 15 minutes. Don't expect to be rewarded with some... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Cool inside, peaceful. Take the time to walk right to the top it's not often you can reach the peak of these limestone outcrops. Lots stairs but worth the effort.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are so many cave temples in and around ipoh. This is supoosed to be one of the nicest, a large cave temple with beautiful, colourful designs on the cave wall. We went during CNY and it was very busy. There are also steps that climb up inside the temple then outside to the top. The stairway is quite narrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I would like to recommend this Cave Temple not primarily for the Cave Temple itself, but for the extraordinary view of Ipoh that the visitor can get from the scenic point on the hilltop above the temple. From inside the temple, winding stairs lead up, through the Cave, to the side of the mountain. From then on, the stairs continue... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It was indeed a surprise to find a Chinese Temple embedded in a cave with only its entrance jutting out. We would not have noticed its existence if we had not drive around after visiting the Gunung Lang Recreational Park which was adjacent to it. This park and temple was located in the north of Ipoh City and close to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This cave temple was on the way from Cameron highlands to Penang in Ipoh. We had also stopped off at Batu caves previously. This cave temple outshone the Batu caves by many levels. Firstly it was a lot cooler and steps shaded so easier to climb. The steps were dry and less risk of slippage. There are many and curve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We went early so it was not too busy. Is really nice to see all the statues and murals. We climbed the steps for the views of the mountains (just legend the factories aren't there!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a great place to visit especially for Buddhist. Very nice surrounding and scenery. Easy to find.

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