Nam Thean Tong Temple
Nam Thean Tong Temple
3.5
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8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Chris
Hinckley, UK980 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were in the area and decided to visit this place, the place is nice with art work on the cave walls and statues etc. There is some ponds with fish in which is nice. There are stairs to go further up into the cave however we only stayed on the lower parts of the cave. Nice place to visit
Written 5 March 2024
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Temple premises is beautiful and they have a nice pond too to feed fishes and turtles etc.
The priest was kind enough to show us and explain the rituals - very humble person.
It’s situated next to Ling Sen Tong temple.
A must visit attraction.
Written 28 February 2024
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Sally Thoe Downs
Albuquerque, NM5,388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
After touring the Ling Sen Tong we walked over a raised pavement through an arch to the grounds of this interesting temple. One can also drive to the entrance as it is situated right next door sharing the same road. Nam Thean Tong, one of Ipoh's oldest cave temples having been established in 1867 by a Chinese priest called Kuong San Teik.

The main deity of this cave temple is the Supreme Patriarch of Taoism Lao Tze / Lao Zi, also known as Tai Shang Lao Zun. Additionally, there’s General Kuan Ti, God of Heaven (Jade Emperor), Emperor of the North, and de facto leader of the Eight Immortals, Lǚ Dòngbīn. Like most old limestone cave temples in Ipoh, there are many meaningful paintings on the walls of the cave.

The most interesting is climbing up the 239 steps to the very top of the cavern. These steps are in stages with landing in between and once you reach the middle section the floor is propped up with steel sheets. Walking on these sheets is testy cos some are slightly wobbly. Other than this it is an easy climb all the way.
Written 23 March 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a very nice place to visit. There are many historical temples here, but it can be quite far from the city centre to visit. Worth it when making a trip to the other attractions around this place.
Written 13 March 2020
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Simply1005
Singapore, Singapore862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Ling Sen Tong Temple, Nam Thean Tong Temple and Sam Poh Tong Temple are located along the same lane, side by side. You can see Ling Sen Tong Temple along the main road. After you turn in the lane, you can see Nam Thean Tong Temple further down and thereafter, Sam Poh Tong Temple inside a stretch of tiled wall.

We didn't go into Sam Poh Tong Temple as my mom said she had visited it before. It is more spacious and easier to park at Nam Thean Tong Temple. So we parked at Nam Thean Tong Temple to explore both Ling Sen Tong Temple and Nam Thean Tong Temple. There is a walkway which connects both temples but you need to be able to lift your leg high enough to cross the doorsill.

We only explored the outside of Nam Thean Tong Temple as my mom didn't want to go into the caves. The outside of the temple has a big statue of Taishang Laojun (太上老君), 12 Chinese Zodiac ’Luck Spinning Wheels?‘ and a bridge termed the longevity bridge. Not much shelter. Better bring umbrella.

There are shops nearer to the temple selling health shoes, drinks and small souvenir items.
Written 18 November 2019
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
It's next door to a much more impressive temple that is certainly worth a visit, and this one you may as well see because it is there
Written 9 September 2019
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Leong Choi Ling
Ipoh, Malaysia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Another caves in Ipoh where back to 80 and 90 centuries, caves are most famous local sports of visit.
Written 2 July 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is another of Ipoh's interesting cave temples. Not quite as extensive as the Perak Cave Temple, this one is still worth a visit. Be prepared for some climbing if you want to see the extent of this temple.
Written 21 March 2019
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MichelleNgSG
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
At first, I thought it is just another temple until I ventured the stairs on the left inside the temple. There is a steep flight of stairs which brings you to more cave work. You will find stalactites and columns.
Interesting find.
Written 13 December 2018
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sy3717
Subang Jaya, Malaysia998 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
This temple is located next door to Ling Sen Tong Temple. After Ling Sen Tong Temple, we just walked to Nam Thean Tong. As you enter the temple, is the office counter, a level up the stairs leads to the main altar where five statues of bearded deities.I just prayed and gave donation into the box provided, didn't go further in because it was quite dark.
Written 20 November 2018
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