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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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Address: Ipoh, Malaysia
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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, said to be the biggest cave temple in the country. This is a Chinese temple within a natural limestone hill. According to legend, the cave was discovered... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, said to be the biggest cave temple in the country. This is a Chinese temple within a natural limestone hill. According to legend, the cave was discovered in 1890 by a monk from China who was passing through; he decided to make it his home and a place for meditation. The temple has various statues... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good-sized cave temple reasonably close to downtown Ipoh. The outer grounds are nice, with a good mix of greenery and temple buildings, and the temples are decorated with dragons and other pieces of artwork. It all looks very nice and meshes well with the natural beauty of the hills and the grounds. Peaceful, and bucolic too. After that comes... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to the Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, don't bother dropping in on this temple. It's small, poorly maintained & lacks character; unless you're a devotee The tortoise pound at the rear is hardly an attraction

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another location where it is also easily accessible from the main road. It consist of a cavity of temple caves with their natural surroundings .

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still a place worth to visit and a good cultural stop though it is not very well maintained. They also have a temple ground within this compound.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think, this place seems not well maintained, which is quite sad. Anyhow, my girl is enjoying feeding the turquoises...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Buddhist temple recessed into cave...large spread with many statues and works of art. Clean and popular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A good place to visit and cool off from the hot weather outside since it is cooling in the cave. It would be better if the temple grounds are more well taken care of as the once bright colors on the temple structures have started to fade. Pay attention to the natural formation of the beautiful cave. Also, be sure... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It's more touristic than Perak and Kek Long Tong but still nice. Can easily be combined with a tour to kek long tong

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If possible visit during the week as it is quieter. Nice colours and status to look at. Easily reached by public bus from bus station nd we found the drivers very helpful who indicated which stop to get off at.

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