Religious Sites in Ipoh

Religious Sites in Ipoh, Malaysia

Religious Sites 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ONGJINGYUAN@SEU338E
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia54 contributions
    Many temples in Ipoh are built in caves, and Ling Sen Tong is one of it. The buiding here is basically built based on the Feng Shui. From the information that I get, The cave is one of the temples built on the mountain. There are many gods' statue at here too...
    Written 14 June 2020
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  • Budget Bucket List .com
    The Netherlands230 contributions
    The tin industry not only attracted Chinese workers and investors, also the Indians moved to Ipoh in huge numbers. This immigrated population group, mainly consisting of (originally) South Indians of Nattukkotai Chettiar descent as well as Punjabi’s, now predominantly lives in the area from Jalan Sultan Yussuf to Jalan Lahat… also known as “Little India.”

    Masjid India Muslim: Besides temples and churches, also a mosque is brought to Ipoh to not leave any deity out. [Free]

    I wrote a full travel guide of Ipoh on
    Budget Bucket List -dot- com /ipoh
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • Meng Poh
    Ipoh, Malaysia231 contributions
    There are two quan yin temple in Ipoh. One is located at the heart of the city while the other is at Gunung Rapat, which is a cave temple. The address , Jalan Sultan Idris shah is the one at city center which nothing special except its an old temple. The review photos share by me is the one at Gunung Rapat. It is located next to Sam Po Tong. Entrance is free.
    Written 27 November 2019
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  • Koloblicin
    Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
    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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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    We were happy to have seen it as part of our explorations around Ipoh. There is so much to see in such a small area that you may as well have a look.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Sherelle
    Ipoh, Malaysia3 contributions
    Mesmerised by d incredible Tibetan architecture surrounded by Natural landscape.. A flight of multiple steps to a few storeys is worthwhile to see d imposing Buddha, multiple statues of worship. Quiet n peaceful environment. Got a pair of peacock/hen to feast our eyes too. Attracted by d numerous flora n there is a kei chi plant too.
    Definitely a hidden gem worth exploring in Ampang, Ipoh.
    Worth a visit.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
    It's a chinese temple in a cave at top hill. Free to visit & beautiful Tambun city view is available at top
    Written 27 January 2019
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  • jeff1955malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
    it is located out of ipoh city centre. it is near to the sam poh chinese temple along jalan rapat. it is hidden and not noticeable from the main road. this is calm and peaceful temple.
    Written 20 June 2018
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,170 contributions
    This is an off the beaten path attraction for those of you who want a change from cave temples and heritage buildings. The highlight is the numerous number of praying figures and the giant reclining Buddha. There are many statues around but many look cheaply - made. We were in and out in ten minutes.
    Written 28 December 2016
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  • BME
    Singapore, Singapore219 contributions
    Amazing cave, soft breeze and seemingly holy place left every visitor standing in awe in admiration of the nature beauty accompanied by buddhism deity. Nice place indeed!
    Written 15 August 2019
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