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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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Address: Ipoh, Malaysia
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An impressive place to visit!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Matthew N
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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Thank George P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Paul M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not allowed to visit inside as they said it is not for tourist. Took few pictures of a small pond outside, which was ok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enroute back to KL, we decided to stop by this unique cave temple and found it to be an interesting and brief experience. The path leading into the cave(s) ended in an open space where more than a hundred turtles lived in a man-made pond. The temple building located at this endpoint was unfortunately off-limits.

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