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- Mr.Leong gave a most interesting n professional high quality guided tour. My daughter n I truly enjoyed ourselves in the 1 hr he shared so much of the place n its rich history. Indeed, we left the place with a feeling of awe and heightened interest in Ipoh n her history in tin mining n this exclusive gentleman's club. This place is highly recommended for a visit.Written 19 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The venue is quite out of way and you need a transport to access it. Try to purchase the tickets online as it will be cheaper. There are only 2 types of tickets. One with the theme park and includes the hotspring park. The other is just the hotspring which only opens at 6pm. The theme park is opened 11am to 6 pm on weekdays and Hotspring park from 6-10pm. My family and I arrived at about 11.20am and there are already many people inside.
There are quite a no of activities for the whole family. Most who went there are either small groups of youngsters or families. There are a few pools, wading pools, small water slides, water guns, bigger slides, adventure river and wave pool(but no waves :(). Children would love the petting zoo where you buy a pack of animal feeds(5 different types) and you get to feed many different animals(eg pony, goats, raccoon, rabbits, hamsters, birds, parrots etc). The birds would fly and eat from your hands. There are also rides, though not as big as those in Universal Studio. There are roller coaster, viking, merry-go-round, train ride, haunted house etc. I went on a Friday and the longest to wait is the roller coaster, at about 30mins. There is a zipline and paddle boats.
There are quite a no of eateries within the theme park. You will find most of Ipoh food(curry mee, prawn fritters, wanton mee, chicken rice, mee goreng, nasi lemak, fried chicken, spagetti, white coffee, steamed peanuts etc). Taste is average. There are also 2 areas where you can rent a locker. The lockers does not have a limit in the no of times you open it. You could also rent a tube to lay on in the adventure river.
After 6pm, you could enter the Hotspring park, which is just a part of the theme park. In there, you will find a few pools which have different temperatures. The hottest is 40-45 degrees celsius. It is quite small and unless you love hot pools, there is not much to do after 1-2 hrs in hotspring park.
Overall, if you have a group of friends or kids who love rides and water, you can easily spend a full day at the theme park. You could rent a hut or cabana for RM250-300. You could even have a staycation in the theme park.Written 11 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Went there with my sister. One of the staff(guy) helped us took picture. Big thumbs up for him 😍😍 Worth the price because there are a lot of different tricks art and the staff is really nice.Written 25 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This lane is a narrow lane of at most 100m with both sides having shops. There are a few eateries, craft works shops, and souvenir shops. There are some murals on some walls where people take pictures.
You would like like this place if you love taking photos and browse in these shops.Written 14 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We took a boat to go to that Recreational Area of Gunung Lang.
Some of the Traditional Malay Houses are not well maintained.
And also we encountered some littering with plastic drinks and straws.
We discovered some area near to other lake with small caves.
It was quite fascinating place.Written 30 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Amazing Viewing from Pagoda at Enlighten Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple with a Golden Statue of Lord Buddha.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 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Cheap entrance ticket, but disappointed while arriving the destination force everyone to take a picture from the shop. give a stupid excused said this is to record who come visit this Place. but is for commercial to develop the picture selling to you. we manage to bypass this session by walking thru directly. this create a long que too while waiting for others all taking picture....Written 9 January 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- John was a very friendly, knowledgeable guy, relaxed and accommodating of our requests to adjust our itinerary. Hw also advised about local food.
Our vehicle was spacious, comfortable and cool. John’s driving was very smooth and we felt safe.
We had a great afternoon exploring the cave temples and Kellie’s castle on our first afternoon in Ipoh. I would strongly recommend this tour companyWritten 14 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.