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Address: 6 Km's North of Ipoh on road to Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Cave formations and scenic views.

Come here to be amazed by the cave temple's unique formations. Climb the steps up the side of the hill, and be rewarded with fantastic views of Ipoh, up above. It was not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit- an unexpected gem in Ipoh ... Go for a walk at the back of the temple...but go in a group as the monkeys can be a little intimidating- even though they are friendly..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Come here to be amazed by the cave temple's unique formations. Climb the steps up the side of the hill, and be rewarded with fantastic views of Ipoh, up above. It was not a difficult climb, just negotiate the steps gingerly and you will be fine. Must do if you come to Ipoh ( other than the foods!)

Moncton, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Cool limestone caves, worth the climb to the top. Mid June, no one there. Beautiful photos inside, take lots of water. I think there was a scam going on with the beggar as we came out. Gave him some money, and straight away his "boss" came over and took the money

Kuala Lumpur
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Had a HUGE lunch (because there's so much food and it's so good) and wanna burn it off instead of talking about the weather at the cafe? Head on over. My initial impression was oh we're going to a temple that locals go. The entrance was a bit like Batu Caves except the number of stairs we had to deal... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For a glimpse of a huge sitting Buddha, colourful statues and rock formations as well as wall drawings of various deities, just head to Perak Cave (aka Perak Tong). It's a popular touristy spot and easy to find -- just look for the moutain range of Gunung Tasek, not far from the main Ipoh highway exit. You can see paintings,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When we arrived only know that the staircase of temple is close on 4pm instant of walking the staircase nothin can do over there just a very litter place to take photo so if you are planing to go please make it early!

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This temple is built into a large cave system and contains many statues and murals. It is popular with the Chinese locals who come to pray and also tourists. The murals and artwork are good and worth a look. There is a very steep set of steps leading to an adjoining temple, running from a passage at the back of... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We were in Ipoh for a few days an torn as to which temple to visit. So glad we chose this one! The caves themselves were quite large with amazing artwork all over. Really interesting to see the different kinds of Buddhist imagery. We then made the trek up the hill which was hot but worth it. We came on... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Maybe it's not worth the journey but if you are in Ipoh you should not miss this temple. Impressive cave and 414 stairs to the top of the hill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Limestone cave with Buddhist temple, calligraphy carving, mural and Buddha statues. You can visit the top of the hill from 9 to 4, after that the hill top is off limits. You should be able to finish walking Perak Cave and see everything within 20-30 minutes. If you want to see Hinduism themed cave temple, visit Batu Cave, which I... More 

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