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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a rude shock in this trip down memory lane. This glorious natural structure is a shadow of its former self; it is poorly maintained & looks terribly run down. Explains why we were the only bunch of visitors on a Saturday morning. The cave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank need2travel4ever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful and very colourful temple in Ipoh! Though crowded with tourist buses because it's an important temple for the chinese.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KeyaSampat
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The cave temple was very impressive, one of the best I visited. Really well looked after. There is a shop to buy candles and inscense inside and one outside for Buddhist trinkets. The monkeys get a lot of attention. Take toilet paper as you pay...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Polley01
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Arrived on a rainy afternoon, Sam Poh Tong is decent cave temple that we finished exploring in less than an hour. Entrance Fee: - Parking Fee: - Personal Tips: 1) The temple close at 2.30pm everyday rather than 6pm (as stated on many online resources).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kris T
Reviewed 18 September 2018

It is been highly recommended by some of the local travel agents for day tour. The location is quite far from town and one needs own transport to reach it, as the public transport is VERY POOR. The cave temple is nothing special nor outstanding....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 313globetrotter
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The gem of this temple is its inner natural courtyard with an Oriental temple structure surrounded by steep limestone cliffs. It is easily accessible from the main entrance by walking through a tunnel decorated with statues and figures of deities. One thing disappointing about this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joeonn
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

One of the cave temples in Ipoh - while it wasn't my favourite of them it's still a really nice place to visit if you are in Ipoh and have some time. The perfect way to spend half a day!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LovesToTravelTTTT
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Check with the locals on the operating hours. We came here by Grab but found it to be closed although the website said it closes at 6pm. It is more advisable to come here first thing in the morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank darkhonour
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It's actually a very nice place if maintained properly.. There's a cave tunnel that connects to a hidden, forbidden temple surrounded by the hills.. The parking area are too muddy and wet. It is very inconvenience to get in and out from the car.. Too...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jaszy_77
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived kust around opeming time when it was not too hot and I had the place to myself. The cave and front pond are nice but the highlight is the temple in the inner opening surrounded by tall cliffs.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from GaryC4449 | 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