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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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Ipoh, Malaysia
+60 5-255 2772
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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"turtle pond"
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"vegetarian restaurant"
in 8 reviews
"cave temple"
in 41 reviews
"bonsai trees"
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"large pond"
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"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"chinese culture"
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"fish food"
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"nice garden"
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"natural beauty"
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"nice place"
in 6 reviews
"tong"
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"gong"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A large complex of Buddhist icons and alters in a spanning array of structures with a cave as background and inner spaces. Cave is not in itself stunning but the array of idols and other religious items is quite impressive. Open, welcoming and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took bus T37 from Medan Kidd terminal and a hour long ride before reaching the destination, as it made loops into two nearby towns. Should have taken the much short route by bus 66. Disappointment set in already when at the main entrance, it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam Poh Tong cave temple is one of the hall marks of Ipoh city, located at the outskirt of the centre. It is a very interesting place to visit, not only in the religious sense, but also touristic sense. I find it very intriguing to...More

Thank yeancek
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a returned trip with my family. Things haven't change much compared to a few years ago. Free parking and no entrance fee. Just need to pay for the vegetables if you want to feed the tortoise inside. Nice experience.

Thank aflame_SG
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

There is a temple built into an existing limestone cave. It was built during the British colonial rule by the early Chinese immigrants who built it based on the Chinese design of that era. There is a small lake surrounded by a nice garden. Visitors...More

Thank dcttan3
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Yearly prayer at temple and vegetarian luncheon at the restaurant in the cave. And go for turtles feeding after lunch, teenagers and young children most looking forward activity.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I am a local student doing a community project dedicated to the turtles here. I went here the other day and saw the turtles, they looked like they were in poor health and suffering greatly. Most of the turtles had dents on their shell probably...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The uber driver drop us in the wrong temple. So there's 2 other temples side by side of this temple. We have to walk more to reach there. The place is pretty and the turtle area makes you feel like you are inside a fantasy...More

Thank Claudia W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

You can visit this temple and Kek Look Tong in about an hour without any issues. This was a really interesting temple with beautiful gardens and bonsai trees out front. The cave was interesting and the turtle area in back was fun. Don’t forget to...More

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The oldest temple in Ipoh was closed by 3:00 p.m. The other two, this being one of them, were all but deserted when we were there at 4:30 p.m. A lot of Kitsch statues and such, but if you're on a half day temple tour,...More

Thank Bryan H
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Regina P
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
Not many compare to others cave near mountain. Just less then 20 steps to enter the temple main hall then another few more steps to cross a tunnels to reach turtle pool. Again, senior citizens always can take a rest or... More
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