Perak Tong

 

Perak Tong was built on Gunung Tasek in 1926 by a Buddhist monk from China. The cave is located at Jalan Kuala Kangsar north of Ipoh. The temple houses over 40 Buddha statues including a 12.8 meters statue of sitting Buddha. There are 500 staircases that lead to a pavilion at the top of the hill and you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding at the hill’s peak.

Opening hours:     9:00am-6:00pm

 

Sam Poh Tong

 

Sam Poh Tong located in the vicinity of Gunung Rapat, south of Ipoh. The temple is built within the limestone cave and it is known to be the biggest cave temple in the country. There is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and rock formations. This temple has a steep stairway leading up to an open cave. It has a popular attraction, a tortoise pond which houses hundreds of tortoises and terrapins of various sizes.

Opening hours:     9:00am-5:00pm

 

Kek Lok Tong

 

Kek Lok Tong was built in 1970’s and also known as “Cave of Great Happiness”. The cave is located at the vicinity of Gunung Rapat 5km south of Ipoh. This temple is set in a huge cave and one of the most visited temples in Perak. You can stroll around in the cave dome or you can walk around its peaceful surroundings. There are collections of bronze statues of Buddha inside and interestingly, you are able to walk through the cave dome leading to the enchanted garden on the other end.

Opening hours:     6.30am-7:00pm