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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Ipoh
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A spiritual and a natural attraction, Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple remains one of the oldest structures of its kind in Malaysia. Climb the 246 steps to witness this structure, built within a limestone cave. Take a moment to take in the peaceful views, then explore the surrounding gardens, filled with flowers, vegetables, and lotus ponds. The cave temple contains significant artworks, including a sculpture of a reclining Buddha, and offers tourists a chance to release turtles into its pond--an action believed to helps balance one's karma. Add Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple and other attractions to your Ipoh trip itinerary using our Ipoh road trip website.
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  • After visiting the Kek Lok Tong we had fairly high expectations of this place. Sadly we were disappointed. Small road leads to temple, we’re many men sit on the side of the road begging. Parked in a.....  more »
  • Unmissable if you are in Ipoh, but I highly recommend having a driver that can stay with you, because walking is too long and getting a Grab is very difficult. The hidden temple (and turtle pond...  more »
  • Nice place that needs a bit of maintenance. Small place so you don't need much time here. The sign out the front says it closes at 3pm but we were politely told to leave at 2:10. Not even 5 min later, the lady running the place was on her push bike and on her way! I forgot what the opening time was so unfortunately cannot edit this listing.
  • Very beautiful place, you'll be greeted with beautiful ponds and interesting buildings after entering the gate but make sure you go into the cave. After being greeted with the statues, there's a passageway to the turtle pond. Don't skip this as you'll see the beautiful temple inside the cave!! A side note, make sure you spray yourself with mosquito repellent!!

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