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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
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Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and Ipoh City Tour from Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed June 23, 2014

There are 3 cave temples here, Sam Poh Tong being the 3rd in a row on this road. The temples are surely worth visiting and are in very good condition. It is possible to climb up some stairs in 2 of the 3 temples, resulting in nice views over the surrounding area. Sadly, the backside of the Sam Poh temple (the turtle pond is here) is not well-maintained. This is quite a contrast with the rest of the temples.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Generally nothing spectacular. There are beeter temples or caves around. Can skip unless you have not much to do.

Thank Thiam Huat O
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited the place on our way to KL. The place was filled with incense smoke and has relatively poor ventilation. No suitable for people with asthma...

Thank KM_SGP
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

This cave temples complex has a history of almost a century. There are various Chinese Buddhist temples (though these are open to all), cremation grounds, ponds, restaurants and walk-ways to the caves. It is at the southern fringe of the city and easily reachable by road. It is a well-known place practically known to all citizens of Ipoh.

Entrance to the cave complex is free. It is a secure place. a visitor can purchase greens to feed the fish / turtlses in the ponds. Just a half a day is sufficient for this place.

There are several 4-stars and budget hotels just opposite this cave complex. Many restaurants are also available. The place is reasonably well managed, clean and without any sort of "tourist guides" to fleece the visitors. It is a secure place and normally people will not visit the place during night time.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

The cave temples were built as a resulot of a Chinese priest finding the caves back in the 1800's. While a little garish, it was interesting to see the altars and the gods where incense was burnt and oil lamps kept alight.

Thank Graeme L
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