Perak Tong Cave Temple
Perak Tong Cave Temple
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  • Thomas Go Go
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia12 contributions
    Must go and fun!
    Perak Cave Temple is located around 15 minutes ride from downtown Ipoh. The natural cave is the temple itself with statues and wall paintings of Buddha and Bodhisattvas. Therefore, the temple earns the name of "Dunhuang in the South". Following the passage of the cave, it will lead you to the apex of the hill where you can enjoy the views around. A peaceful and culture-rich religious site to visit. Recommend it.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2023
  • bukagirl
    New Jersey3,865 contributions
    A must see!
    Took a grab from town about a 15 minute ride. Wear good shoes if you plan on taking the 450 steps to the top, which I would recommend, very nice. Make sure you take the correct steps that say to the top. Also bring water and if you can, go early before it gets too hot. Beautiful murals and religious statues. It is free of charge. Great formations in the cave a very interesting place. I would highly recommend and return.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 April 2023
  • rayswee
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia457 contributions
    A place of interest worth visiting
    This is a must visit places of interest if you are in Ipoh. The Chinese temple are built in the cave and that it is free of charge. Those who drive (which is recommended), the car park are free of charge too. It is about 7.6km from the city. It is not recommended for elderly and family with small children as you need to climb a numbers of stairs up to have a good view of the city
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Vicente8
    226 contributions
    A spiritual journey
    Our favorite temple in Ipoh, away from the city and the conglomeration of parks located in the south east of the city. Easy to access by taxi, this temple will delight lovers of beauty and spirituality. The site, the caves and the statues are purely dreamlike and magnificent.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2024
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Vicente8
226 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our favorite temple in Ipoh, away from the city and the conglomeration of parks located in the south east of the city. Easy to access by taxi, this temple will delight lovers of beauty and spirituality. The site, the caves and the statues are purely dreamlike and magnificent.
Written 7 February 2024
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rayswee
Phnom Penh, Cambodia457 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a must visit places of interest if you are in Ipoh. The Chinese temple are built in the cave and that it is free of charge. Those who drive (which is recommended), the car park are free of charge too. It is about 7.6km from the city.
It is not recommended for elderly and family with small children as you need to climb a numbers of stairs up to have a good view of the city
Written 17 October 2023
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Janie Walker
Porirua, New Zealand36 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
A highlight in Ipoh. It's well worth climbing the steps to the top. And the traditional Chinese fortune teller there was amazing. Go during the week when it's not so crowded.
Written 10 October 2023
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,865 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Took a grab from town about a 15 minute ride.
Wear good shoes if you plan on taking the 450 steps to the top, which I would recommend, very nice.
Make sure you take the correct steps that say to the top.
Also bring water and if you can, go early before it gets too hot.
Beautiful murals and religious statues.
It is free of charge.
Great formations in the cave a very interesting place.
I would highly recommend and return.
Written 6 April 2023
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Thomas Go Go
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Perak Cave Temple is located around 15 minutes ride from downtown Ipoh. The natural cave is the temple itself with statues and wall paintings of Buddha and Bodhisattvas. Therefore, the temple earns the name of "Dunhuang in the South". Following the passage of the cave, it will lead you to the apex of the hill where you can enjoy the views around. A peaceful and culture-rich religious site to visit. Recommend it.
Written 25 February 2023
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,940 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I went here today and enjoyed it. It's a cool cave temple and you can walk all the way to the top for a pretty cool view. It gets very hot so bring water and maybe go earlier then I did at 1.45pm. It's free entry but you can leave a donation. A must visit in Ipoh!
Written 6 November 2022
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JustUstwoguys
Auckland Central, New Zealand201 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Ipoh is an old type of place and has many temples and caves to explore. We did this one and loved it. So much to see. It's a bit of a climb to the top but it's well worth it. Take your time and plenty to drink.
Written 24 September 2022
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
Aug 2022
The cave is very nice, you can climb up a lot of steps through the cave and you can get a view for a long way. It is a 15/20 min bus ride from Ipoh Medan Kidd bus station (beside the railway station). Take the T31 or the 35 and they drop off not far away. Bus costs 1.30 RM each way.
Written 21 August 2022
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Sukanto A
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
Feb 2022
The climb and the view from the top was worth it. The idols are huge and glows against the dark interiors. Very courteous and helpful attendants.
Written 28 February 2022
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b3achbuddy
Batangas Province, Philippines150 contributions
Nov 2021
Well maintained and cleaned. Must try the steps to the top to see nice views but you need to be an experienced climber for safety.
Written 11 November 2021
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