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Address: 6 Km's North of Ipoh on road to Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Buddhist Cave Temple near Ipoh Malaysia

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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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!

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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 

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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 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's a popular tourist attraction especially the Buddhist. It's located 20mins drive from the city. The temples are built inside the caves and you can climb up to higher levels in the caves. You can see the natural limestone that is already formed inside the caves. There is also a small pond with fish and turtles. Some people visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have to say I'm awed by the beautiful statues and paintings inside the cave! The climb to the top, while steep, is not too strenuous and the view is great! It would have been better (and possibly mirror Guilin's views) if there wasn't a huge mining complex right smack in the industrial park. That said, it's definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Another temple to visit when you reach Ipoh. I Ipoh there are a few caves which have temple in it and this is one of them. Its cooling and everything seems so natural. Caves are huge and cooling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Similar to Batu Caves, there is an option to climb a few stairs to get a panoramic view of Ipoh city. There is a person asking for "donations" at the beginning of the steps, which honestly felt quite forceful. The view is nice from the top, but there is a huge factory that seems to have overtaken half the city,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am a local who's been living in Ipoh for more than 30 years but I have only visited this place twice. It's location is a problem, too far from anywhere interesting and it's not worth the time travelling here to look at some similar caves and structures that you can see in other places in Ipoh.

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