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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May F
Loveland, CO1,739 contributions
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, UK15 contributions
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
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, Singapore179 contributions
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
Singapore3,427 contributions
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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Jimmy Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia725 contributions
Dec 2022
This stopver was not in our plan. Since it's too early to check-in to our hotel, we decided to spend our time here. It's amazing how to made a cave into a chinese temple. Really amazing architecture. What surprised me is that there is also malay (lots of them) visiting the chinese temple.
Written 28 December 2022
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chua eddy
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Very nice & interesting temple, we can't see this in s'pore espicially the cave. But you need transport to visit there.
Written 7 October 2022
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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, Australia1,819 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, Singapore211 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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