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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was here almost 30 years ago. I remembered the turtle pond was a round one. It is sad that today it has become half only. However the overall structure of this temple remains the same. You can buy Kang Kung and fish food for...More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit because it is authentic and still well-visited by locals from near and far. It is one of a few temples in the area built into the cliffs, and good representation of architecture of these temples. Buy some vegetables at the...More

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing much to see and small in stature compared to other cave temples in Ipoh unless you just go there to pray. Do check out others when you are here in Ipoh especially Kek Lok Tong. It's easily accessible from the main road

Thank cwhook
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The temple is large but not all places are accessible to public. There is a garden at the front of the temple and we bought fish food to feed the many fishes in the pond. There is also a turtle pond, you have to walk...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is one of the oldest ones in Ipoh. The outside is beautifully landscaped with a garden with bonsai trees and a large pond full of fishes.It is a cool place in a hot day. We saw a turtle and monkeys....More

3  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Not all tempels are well maintained. At some there are people begging for money. Since all temples are in a row it is easy to visit them all, if you want.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was a cooling walk in the temple as it lies in a cave. There is a hall further in but it's closed until further notice. But this did not stop us from spending time walking around the garden & the temple. There is a...More

1  Thank Hwei L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This place is so old, in a good way! Looks very authentic and historical. It's fascinating to see how it's built within a cave and how it merges really nicely with the nature. Enjoyed walking around looking at the old buddhist statues and artifacts in...More

Thank WaiLoon_17
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Free entrance, good place to snap some photos. There's a lot of Tortoise in the pond and you can feed them.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is one of the oldest Buddhist Cave Temples in Ipoh. The walk through this extraordinary Cave Temple leads to a very picturesque garden which has a large pond with turtles and fish - a very peaceful setting. There is also a vegetarian restaurant in...More

Thank SFrances C
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Response from Gary C | 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