Thursday, Jul 29

Top 10 – Must Visit Places In Ipoh

By Shawn Tan

10. Sam Poh Tong

The Cavern of Three Precious, also known as Sam Poh Tong, is a Chinese Buddhist temple erected within a raw limestone cave in the highlands and is one of Ipoh’s oldest and most famous cave temples. It is also Malaysia’s largest cave temple. The temple was built in the 1950s, and a 246-step climb will take you to an open cave with a panoramic view of Ipoh and its environs.

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9. Guanyin Cave (Tokong Kwan Yin Tong Perak)

Perak Kwan Yin Tong (also known as Kwan Yin Tong Temple) is a cave temple on Jalan Gopeng in Ipoh, Perak. It is located at the foot of Gunung Rapat. The top and upper walls have been kept in their natural cave form. The Buddhist temple is dedicated to Bodhisattva Guanyin, often known as the Goddess of Mercy. The cave temple’s walls are lined with many sculptures of Guan Yin, both huge and little.

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8. Kek Look Tong (Kuil Kek Look Tong)

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple is a tourist hotspot in Gunung Rapat, a natural and scenic region south of Ipoh, the capital of Perak state in western Malaysia. The cave temple, which stands on a 12-acre location, has been used as a place for prayer since 1920. This temple is located in a large cave in the limestone outcrops, which became part of an iron mining site around 1960.

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7. Gua Tempurung Recreational Park ( Tempurung Cave )

Tempurung Cave (Malay: Gua Tempurung) is a cave located at Gopeng, Perak. Spelunkers, or caving aficionados, are fans of it. It is one of Peninsular Malaysia’s longest caverns, measuring more than 3 kilometers in length. A portion of it has been transformed into a show cave with electric lights and pathways, and there are a variety of excursions of varying lengths and complexity.

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6. Gunung Lang Recreational Park

Gunung Lang Recreational Park is one of the several limestone mountains in Perak, notably near Lembah Kinta, and is only five kilometres from Ipoh town. It is a leisure area in Ipoh City’s northwestern outskirts. There’s a man-made cascading waterfall atop a limestone hill, a 2-kilometer boardwalk through the swamp, a children’s playground, campgrounds, and other amenities including washrooms.

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5. Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village (清心岭休闲文化村) is hidden behind a residential area in the Gunung Rapat limestone ridge, similar to Kek Lok Tong. Qing Xin Ling translates to “purifying the soul/heart hill.” It is well-known for its Guilin-like scenic vistas, Chalets, Fish Feeding, Qing Xin Ling’s cycling route, Wish Upon This Old Banyan Tree, and other activities.
 

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4. 怡保二奶巷 Second Concubine Lane

Yao Tet Shin, a mining billionaire, created Concubine Lane for his three wives. Wife Lane, Concubine Lane, and First Concubine Lane were all appropriately named. The most well-known alley, Concubine Lane, has been converted into a popular hangout with a variety of pop-up booths serving delectable ice balls, flower-shaped cotton candy, and other treats.

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3. Lost World

Lost World Of Tambun is an action-packed, family-friendly adventure park. This self-contained wonderland is cocooned by lush tropical jungle, natural hot springs, breathtaking 400 million-year-old limestone features, and seven amazing attraction parks, making it the ultimate day and night destination for a unique eco-adventure excursion for visitors of all ages.

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2. Perak Cave Temple 霹雳洞

Perak Cave Temple was built in 1926 amid the slopes of Gunung Tasek near Ipoh, Perak. It is a unique Buddhist temple to see since it was constructed inside a limestone slope. A park featuring a pavilion, pond, and a statue of Guan Yin, the goddess of mercy, is located in front of the temple. The caverns’ inside walls are covered in Buddhist portraits.

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1. Kellie’s Castle

Kellie’s Castle (also known as Kellie’s Folly) is a Malaysian castle located in Batu Gajah, Kinta District. William Kellie Smith, a Scottish landowner, erected the incomplete, destroyed house. It was either a present for his wife or a house for his kid, according to various tales. It is located alongside the Raya River (Sungai Raya), a tiny brook that flows into the Kinta River.

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Ipoh, the capital of the state of Perak, is one of Malaysia’s largest cities and is famous as the entrance to the Cameron Highlands hill region. The Chinese make about 70% of the population and this city is surrounded by beautiful limestone outcrops with magnificent cave temples. Ipoh is recognized nowadays for its outstanding eateries, hawkers, and well-known native cuisine.

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