Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
4.5
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JiaYin@SEU338E
Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
A-must-visit spot for nature lover!
Apr 2020
A great nature view temple with limestone cave and lake garden. Was amazed by the god creation and its a perfect spot for nature lover & photographer!
Written March 23, 2021
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xiaojie00
Malaysia291 contributions
It's amazing
Nov 2020
Cant imagine this place is so huge! and the cave is so amazing.
After you exit the cave, another whole new world again.
Many activity you can play here but need to pay.
Written February 19, 2021
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Logan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Interesting tourist attraction in Ipoh!
Oct 2020
This cave i believe is one of the most famous tourist caves in Ipoh. It was extremely well kept and almost can be referred to as pristine. Definitely recommending!
Written January 3, 2021
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Michelle
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions
Buddhist Temple
Aug 2020 • Family
Natural cave with a temple in it.
Good place to walk around, breathing in some fresh air and witnessing the scenery.
Good place to visit when go to Ipoh.
Written August 30, 2020
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Melgary918
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia100 contributions
Peaceful and Windy Cave
Aug 2020
I really loved how they actually preserved the original structure of the stalactites & stalagmites in this cave. Unlike other caves around Ipoh, this is less about religion and worshiping and more about the view and peaceful feeling when you get inside.
Written August 25, 2020
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Highadventurer
Singapore, Singapore4,694 contributions
Preserve the limestone mountains please
Jul 2020 • Friends
Firstly the lady whom post 'so so ' has got her bearings wrong. She is referring to Nam Tin Tong and not Kek Lok Tong which is in a different location ! A shame other reviewers don't point that point nor is there a process to advise TA it is erroneously posted.

How many stars depends on your interest ie religious, tourism or you simply like nature and rocks/caves.

To be fair, I like rocks and nature and have no interest in buddhism or Taoism so the cave structure does not interest me as much as the rock formations(see my pictures). The caves were once surrounded by mountains 360 degree but too bad the greedy developers have blasted whole mountains of limestone for the cement making ingredients.

To each their own, enjoy your religious or rock /cave tours. At the least this cave is clean and entrance is free as with toilets. Thank you, caretakers.
Written August 8, 2020
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vncntleong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Wonderful Experience of Nature
Aug 2020
This is really a natural cave with the chinese temples inside. Its a nice and quiet place with other cave nearby and a big fish pond. The cold breeze air and birds flying around. is just like you are in a garden. Its quite a short distance driving in from the main road passing by the housing area before reaching to this cave. Should experience it.
Written August 4, 2020
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John B
Ipoh, Malaysia14 contributions
A couple of hours at Ipoh's magnificent Chinese cave temple
Jul 2020
There are many Chinese temples in and around Ipoh, but this one is my favourite, and I have visited this special place a few times. It’s free to visit!
The cave itself is cathedral-like and magnificent, with the polished marble floors contrasting well with the massive limestone walls and towering ceiling. Although inside the cave can be a bit gloomy, this only heightens the sensation as you walk straight through it to emerge at the top of some steps leading down to a magnificent formal pond garden nestled in the tree-covered hills.
Recently I noticed some much-needed maintenance work has taken place in the car park. Prior to this the arrival area had something of an ‘unloved’ feel about it. Also, once you have walked through the cave the view beyond the garden is slightly marred by a marble quarry operating on the limestone hills about one or two kilometres away. At present this is a real scar on the landscape.
I hope when the quarry is finally exhausted this area will be recovered and landscaped so as to enhance the Kek Lok Tong experience.
Written August 2, 2020
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Natalie P
Bucharest, Romania260 contributions
Pleasantly surprised
Jul 2020 • Couples
Went here on a random Thursday about 9.30 am. Place was incredibly quiet, hardly any visitors. Small car park and toilets for people to use. Free to get in. Caves are beautiful and well maintained with lovely statues, candles and incense. Through the caves and you come to an incredible garden with a couple of small ponds. A few loud, honking geese wandering around. Was really surprised at how beautiful this place was and how well it is looked after. Looks like you can also ride bikes here and take a small boat road. Would recommend.
Written July 23, 2020
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2adults3kidsonBudget
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia174 contributions
Wow would underwhelmingly describe the experience in KLT Cave and Zen Gardens
Jul 2020
A very well maintained Buddhist temple cave with striking stalagmite and stalactite formations you can see up close, adjoined to a beautifully maintained walking garden(felt a bit like being in a mini Japanese/Taiwan garden) that hosts one of the longest foot reflexogy walk path in the country. What is amazing is the cave is maintained by donations so yes it is FREE but do your part to leave a donation and let all others ahead of us to enjoy this wonder in Ipoh.
Written July 14, 2020
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