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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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Address: Ipoh, Malaysia
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Nice Garden before you go into the cave temple

This cave temple pales in comparison with Kek Lok Tong. The garden outside the temple was maybe worht a look.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas W
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cave temple pales in comparison with Kek Lok Tong. The garden outside the temple was maybe worht a look.

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cave temple . Lots of people praying at the temple and easy to reach and near by has 2 more temples.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me personally, this was an enjoyable visit. For certain parts of the visit to this cave, one can feel like Indiana Jones! Okay, the locals may be jaded by this place but I was impressed nonetheless. As you approach the main entrance, this place is unlike most of the temple caves here that you find in and around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you are in Ipoh, down a quite road, there are 2 temples before you reach Sam Poh Tong. Accessible by bus (66), although can be a bit confusing, we walked to the temple (4km) and got the bus back! There are some dangerous looking dogs around the temple and we had heard that this put some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

u can just see see look look inside just a temple to look at .most of the temple u have to walk up very high n the weather there very hot

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Fareham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Disappointing after a long drive difficult parking and site not too well kept.Interesting fish pond with unusual fish co habitant

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

As we arrived very late in the afternoon we could not walk up to the peak (via stairs). The cave view at the entrance is so so only. The folks there tend to sell thing and ask for donation; a bit commercialized.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The front facade and the front prayer halls are really comparable with some of the better old temples in China. The front garden is also very beautiful. Unfortunately the back which is supposed to lead into beautiful garden is neglected and dilapidated. It's a dengue trap as the place seems like a breeding ground for mosquitoes at sunset. This is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Old temple and worth an hour of visit if you are within the vicinity. Recommended if you are on a trip to Ipoh.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A very nice cave temple to visit at Ipoh. Once you enter the temple, there are some people selling "Kang Kong" (local vege) for turtle feeding. It is a very nice experience to see those turtle "running" for the food. According to the keeper, they like Tomato the most. It is funny when we saw the smaller turtle running toward... More 

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