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“The best cave temple in Ipoh” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perak Cave Temple

Perak Cave Temple
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$170.00*
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Private Day Trip: The British Colonial City of Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #6 of 61 things to do in Ipoh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The best cave temple in Ipoh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

This cave temple is well conservated and full of sculptures. It's nice going all the way up, because when you are in the top you feel like you are in a private garden, although the views were not really nice.If you are short of time, we recommend to visit only this one. It's really easy to arrive by public bus, jump on the bus going to Kuala Kangsar and let the driver know you where you are stopping; he will stop just in the front door.

Visited September 2012
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Melaka, Malaysia
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“Interesting Temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

just wonder in the cave and feel the calm and peace. Climbing up the hill is exchauted and not worth it because the polluted view of the factory

Visited August 2012
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“Another historical site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

A another temple which is mesmerizing with it's cave formation and needs preservation for future generations to enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

The caves was a lovely afternoon out. They were clean, cool and full of beautiful scuptured statues. If you do visit i reccomend wearing sensible footwear as the floor is slippery and steep. Outside there is an old woodern Malay hut which was magnificent. The kids loved the fish. It is donation only. There is a small play area outside.

Visited May 2012
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Terrific setting for a Cave Temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Finding Kek Lok Tong Temple was easy due to my gps! otherwise am not sure how I would have found it. The entrance is impressive, as the cave is surrounded by those amazing mini mountains/rock formations. A number of statues, symbols welcome the visitor before he/she enters the cave proper, which is quite vast and has 2 levels. As one continues walking up from the first level, one is greeted by 3 large golden statues and an opening on a large park. In the middle the Buddha and on each side (if I am not mistaken) 2 different representations of the Buddha with an animal (sacred elephant and lion). Further one walks down towards the park, which has gees, 2 ponds (one brown - and that is the one with the turtles I believe, but didn't see any). The park has lovely trees, plants and even facilities (also at the entrance). No hawkers, stalls, etc. which was excellent. The only fly in the ointment, is the very large cement factory which can be seen from the park and the very large structure supporting electric cables at the end of said park on the left, while the cement factory is more or less straight ahead, and at regular intervals, there are sounds of sand/pebbles tumbling or something similar. But otherwise, a most pleasant setting and change of pace.

Visited August 2012
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