Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • rayswee
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia449 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chinese temple
    A place of interest that is a must to visit when you visit Ipoh. This is another Chinese temple that is built inside the cave. The only difference is that there have a lake and garden behind the temple. This temple is good for elderly and family with children. It is free of charge and there is ample of free car park (which is recommended). The drive to there is about 5.7km from the city
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Vicki S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for all the family
    Fascinating temple in the cave, and the family enjoyed the opportunity to explore the limestone up close. But somehow it's the approach out of the cave and into lush garden greenery which makes it feel just a little bit magical. Kids enjoyed spotting fish and turtles in the lake, and trying the reflexology walk (ouch!).
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 February 2024
  • Anand1351
    Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No 1 Attraction in Ipoh
    Wow what a beauty and nature probably millions of years old. Natural cave temple and gardens. Take some time to appreciate the limestones formation in the cave temple - it’s huge. You may light a candle with your name and wish and buy the fish feed as there are 2 big ponds here. Beware of monkeys though
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
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Kamelmat
Perth, Australia102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Worth a visit if you’re in the area. It is a beautiful temple nestled in a large cave. The lighting within the cave makes photographing an easy task.
Written 7 May 2024
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow what a beauty and nature probably millions of years old.
Natural cave temple and gardens.
Take some time to appreciate the limestones formation in the cave temple - it’s huge.
You may light a candle with your name and wish and buy the fish feed as there are 2 big ponds here.
Beware of monkeys though
Written 28 February 2024
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Vicki S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fascinating temple in the cave, and the family enjoyed the opportunity to explore the limestone up close. But somehow it's the approach out of the cave and into lush garden greenery which makes it feel just a little bit magical.
Kids enjoyed spotting fish and turtles in the lake, and trying the reflexology walk (ouch!).
Written 16 February 2024
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Happiness793902
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place. We were staggered at the cave with the stalagmites and stalactites. We then went through into the gardens , so beautiful and tranquil
Written 12 February 2024
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rayswee
Phnom Penh, Cambodia449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A place of interest that is a must to visit when you visit Ipoh. This is another Chinese temple that is built inside the cave. The only difference is that there have a lake and garden behind the temple. This temple is good for elderly and family with children. It is free of charge and there is ample of free car park (which is recommended). The drive to there is about 5.7km from the city
Written 17 October 2023
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May F
Loveland, CO2,461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
What a nice place to visit in Ipoh stopover. The cave is a Chinese temple and very well kept, clean and maintained. It opens up to a beautiful garden with lots of activities like boating, cycling. The cave have small elevator for disabled guests. Worth a visit.
Written 6 June 2023
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Ipohboymartin
Bedfordshire, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is one of my favourite places to visit. The steps lead you up.imto the xave with a variety of deities around you. The stalactites and stalagmites are impressive. Walking through to the cave area is peaceful, and you emerge from the caves into the eell kept gardens. There are several places where you can sit in the shade and admire the surroundings. I have been coming here since 1999 and will continue to do so.
Written 30 May 2023
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Sangeetha R
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We arrived and found a big notice saying closed for renovation works. Not sure when will open. Best to call the admin before going.
Written 22 January 2023
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Mark T
Singapore, Singapore173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The flight of 30 steps or so takes you up to a platform under a huge high cave. Another 50 meters down it opens into a nice garden with a lake. Regrettably the hills in the background are being exploited ofr clay. Nice place for all ages.
Written 13 January 2023
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dyhx
Singapore5,963 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
An interesting cave, and coming through it, leads one to a huge garden that has been somewhat commercialised, with tourist-family-friendly activities such as cycling and water-paddling.

It was a fairly easy walk, despite several flights of stairs, but because it's proper paved stone steps, it made it alot easier.

The ceiling where the actual natural cave is, is what's truly a sight here. Otherwise I felt the cave is generally too 'man-made' with a full cement flooring, bronze statues of various Buddhas, steel railings and even flood lights at various points. Felt as if the hole was intentionally cut thru to turn this into a tourist attraction, rather than a natural cave that was discovered and developed to ensure safe visiting. And despite all the man-made bits, I wished there was a board that provided more info on the cave such as the history, when it was discovered, what it was made of etc.

Without these, it was just like a huge park for a nice morning walk, to breath in some fresh air.
Written 2 January 2023
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