Sights & landmarks in Ipoh

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  • ELAYTEE
    London, UK132 contributions
    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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  • b3achbuddy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia150 contributions
    Well maintained and cleaned. Must try the steps to the top to see nice views but you need to be an experienced climber for safety.
    Written 11 November 2021
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  • LL721
    Kuala Lumpur863 contributions
    We took a walk around town in the mid afternoon looking for the street art. It was quiet and we took really nice photos. Some paintings were faded but overall, they were really nice.
    Written 7 September 2020
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  • KLG77
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia246 contributions
    We did not see much as it is close on Thursday.

    Next day, we are there in the morning and only one shop open early, they sell blocks which interest me.

    It is really nice to see what a block can build into a great things.

    You can buy this as souvenior or make it as an hobby.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • FaizalP61
    Sungai Buloh, Malaysia996 contributions
    Iconic building. Colonial style in the western part of IPoh old city. This is a good place to visit - either by train or as a tourist interested in architecture
    Written 29 December 2020
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  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    The mural art is already fading in some places. But it is a good way to walk and explore the Ipoh town and try the food along the way. There are maps online you can use to plan how to walk.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Logan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
    I was attended by one of the local tour guides i found online by the name of Kenny. He was very passionate in explaining the historical and cultural side of Ipoh. Well done!
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Sukanto A
    Bengaluru, India5 contributions
    Sam Poh Tong is a bit overrated for being on the list of the top things to do in Ipoh.
    There is this enclosed valley, at the back, which has two of the main attractions of Sam Poh Tong. One of them is the red pagoda with it's bright colors against the grey cliffs. It looked very appealing but was closed. Looked like they have been closed for sometime.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • The Simple Travel
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1 contribution
    The place is nice for a day trip. Don't go on public holidays cause they are closed on any public holidays including Sundays.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
    A popular hindu temple for local & tourists. It's nice to visit during thaipusam, even crowded with people & cars. Religion presentation & programme are worth to it
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • Titus D
    Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
    Enlighten Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple is an old charm and is located in Tambun. Not very much of people in Ipoh knows about it. It is at a hidden location covered by wild plants on the approaching roads and surroundings. There are very few Tibetan Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, this temple is a rare find and is one of the largest Tibetan-tradition Buddhist temples in the country.
    It is located at the foot of Ipoh’s impressive stretch of limestone.The road sign is just before the turn to the road that leads to the temple.Travel about 1.2 km along the road directed from there. The road is narrow and covered with bushes on the sides where only one vehicle can travel at a time and therefore so be watchful.
    Temple is very quiet, five of us were the only visitors only at that time other than the volunteers who maintain it. My Chinese origin Malaysian friends told me that this temple is vibrant on festive season like Wesak days but rather quiet with few visitors on other days with few people. Nevertheless the architecture and the design are great. It is serine, spiritual and clears our souls when visited. There are some really impressive statues.
    By comparison with other more famous temples, it is quite new, and it is possible to feel the strong personal commitment volunteer There is one room with huge jars around.
    Volunteers helped us with directions. It was very beautiful and peaceful.
    The stairs led all the way to the top of this 13 storey Pagoda; where a golden statue of Lord Buddha with open hand is situated; overlooking at Ipoh town.The Pagoda houses an enormous Sakyamuni Buddha statue but it is dusty and looks like it hasn't been maintained in years. The climb to the top of the pagoda will reward you with great views. Every floor of this pagoda is decorated with statues, deities and paintings depicting the rich mythology of Buddhism and a breathtaking view of Kinta Valley can be seen from the top.
    We came to the main altar by 9 am to observe the ritual. Monks chanted sutras and disciples blowing horns and other traditional Tibetan instruments included in the processions. The masked dancers made the Charm dance in attractive costumes in elegant fashion.
    We got a different kind of an experience by visiting Enlighten Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Ipoh but it is great.
    Written 1 June 2017
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  • JiaYin@SEU338E
    Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
    The clock tower is just opposite to the Ipoh train station and near to a food court nearby. Worth visit for check-in pictures.
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    It was good to see and set in a lovely open area with lots of other things to see as you wander around old Ipoh.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Frans d
    San Antonio, TX220 contributions
    This is a large airconditioned building. Good waiting area, pre-boarding area, good signage and efficient. One counter for all tickets and efficient, it sure helps when you book on-line, to bring a print-out of the confirmation.
    In general the building is clean, but the toilets need more attention, there is no soap, no tissue and it smells bad.
    Eateries are present, there is a 24 hour Di Naina Restoran, but it served us the worst food we had in all of Malaysia, plus the cashier/owner had to be corrected on the bill! Be aware.
    Much more pleasant was the RotiBoy bakeshop with drinks, roti's and pastries. Plenty of seating.
    There are bagage lockers.
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
    Of the 3 mosques I saw in central Ipoh this one was the prettiest, although I didn't take the opportunity to go inside any of them. Looks especially good at night when the lights are on.
    Written 21 March 2019
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