Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
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Anne
4 contributions
Aug 2022
Great place to visit - the cave temple is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting in the cool space and also the garden
Written 23 August 2022
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LRMcK
Cairns, Australia1,817 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Best to go see this on a weekday morning so it is not so crowded. Beautiful cave with Buddhist statues that you walk right through to a beautiful pond and well kept gardens. Not many stairs. Can rent a paddle boat 12 r for two people for 30 minutes. Bit of fun, but can't go far before you have to turn around. Allow an hour for total visit. Shame about the huge concrete factory behind that has taken away half the mountain and spoiled the view.
Written 22 August 2022
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Chow E
Singapore, Singapore198 contributions
Jun 2022
Was very surprised to find a temple located inside the cave. It was quite cooling once you walked inside the cave. There were quite many buddhist statues there and people walked to the end to find a opening where you can look down to see beautiful limestone scenary , plants, flowers. There were also many people around sitting down to enjoy the scenary too.
Written 24 June 2022
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Keith L
Singapore, Singapore239 contributions
Jun 2022
I was pleasantly surprised at the space of the cave temple when I arrived. I was expecting a temple at the mouth of the cave and I should end my self-tour within 30mins.

The carpark was quite big, easily able to accommodate 100 cars. I went on a Sat at about 11am and there are about 50-60 cars.

After climbing up the stairs to the temple, i was surprised it leads to a valley. It was like walking up the mountain and then going down to mountain. Below is a big pond with lots of fishes and tortoises. You can rent a 2 or 4 persons cycle to cycle around the compound. There is also a small river beside the mountain side and you could rent a 2 or 4 person paddle boat. Though the area is not huge, one would easily take 20-30 mins just to walk around the compound. The whole "valley +" is nearly surrounded by mountains and it was cooling.

Give the place 1.5-2hrs to be in.
Written 11 June 2022
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ELAYTEE
London, UK132 contributions
May 2022 • Family
First visit was 8yrs ago and it was much better than today, but still a nice trip for an hour or so.

My main disappointment is that there is now a factory of some sort in the garden and some of the mountains that previously enveloped the garden are now gone, it is such an eyesore and a real shame. Looking at other reviews it seems like some point in 2020 they cleared some of the mountains for that favctory/mine.

Overall, we went in Raya week which was probably a mistake as it was absolutely rammed and not that peaceful. I also noticed that in the past, they had lots of donated ornaments and vases all around the cave that were interesting to look at which have now been removed.

There is some parking inside and near the cave and the surrounding areas. Toilets and vending machines are available on site.

The cave itself is very large with ponds, fountains lighting and different levels to take in the views of both the statues or natural formations and is still definitely worth seeing.

The garden is to the rear of the cave and has great views of the (remaining) cliffs including a walking path for your sore feet and a few seating areas to take in the views.

If you go at a quieter time it is perhaps a lot more tranquil and calming, but even if slightly busy it is worth a visit.
Written 12 May 2022
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Lc S
6 contributions
Apr 2022
Located near the hills and inside the cave, it is rather cooling to visit the temple... interesting cave view and nice garden to enjoy the greens...
Written 15 April 2022
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Sukanto A
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
Feb 2022
Unfortunately, Kek Long Tong Cave temple finds a much lower place in most of the Top To-Do lists for Ipoh. It is a very large cave and well maintained. Should be on the top 2 cave temples in Ipoh.
Written 28 February 2022
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Sam L
3 contributions
Jan 2022
Nice, peaceful cave temple. Well-maintained and very clean. It wasn't too packed when I went, so that was good :) There's a beautiful garden and lake just behind the temple (walk through it).
Written 8 January 2022
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RYT
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Dec 2021
Must go place when you're in Ipoh, the cave is magnificent. Kinda look like hidden haven in movies. And it's free with sufficient parking.
Written 13 December 2021
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,202 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We first visited this 5 years ago. I still remember the sense of wonder when the cave opened up to a gorgeous garden with geese and monkeys.
We visited this today. Any sense of religiouness, tranquility and solitude seems to be gone. There has been some quarry work leaving a huge eyesore. The animals are no longer there. There is a carnival atmosphere with crowds coming over to ride bicycles and boats.
This is a pity as it used to be so good.
Written 6 November 2021
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