Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, Ipoh

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Experience the spiritual charm of Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, a natural limestone cave encircled by spectacular scenery. The cool cave interior features live stalagmites and stalactites and serves as a refuge from the overwhelming heat. The central marble altars feature golden statues of Buddhist and Chinese mythological deities. At the entrance you can feed the koi fish with food  purchased inside the complex, after which you can move on to the Zen gardens and the large lotus pond. To visit Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Ipoh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ipoh trip builder tool.
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  • Located near the hills and inside the cave, it is rather cooling to visit the temple... interesting cave view and nice garden to enjoy the greens... 
    Located near the hills and inside the cave, it is rather cooling to visit the temple... interesting cave view and nice garden to enjoy the greens...  more »
  • Unfortunately, Kek Long Tong Cave temple finds a much lower place in most of the Top To-Do lists for Ipoh. It is a very large cave and well maintained. Should be on the top 2 cave temples in Ipoh. 
    Unfortunately, Kek Long Tong Cave temple finds a much lower place in most of the Top To-Do lists for Ipoh. It is a very large cave and well maintained. Should be on the top 2 cave temples in Ipoh.  more »
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  • Very beautiful, clean and peaceful temple inside cave. Easy to reach and the cave is well preserved, no foul smell unlike some other caves. It opens into a beautiful landscape harder which hosts a small pond. Need to visit before 4pm. Best part, it's cool inside, no matter how hot the outside weather is.. Magical!
  • Place is literally a cave. The formation is interesting and even majestic. They would put lamps to highlight certain parts of it. Some stalactites also continue to grow (you can see water dripping from their tips). There is no entrance fee to go there so it's a good thing if you just want to view the place. On the other side of the cave, there's a river where you can rent a boat with family and friends. There's also a rent-a-bike and fish feeding activities. Overall the place is worth visiting if you like to see nature. The rock formation of the cliffs around the area is also beautiful. But besides that, there is nothing much else to see or do. Except if you are there to worship, of course. They have sculptures of Buddha and other religious figures.

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