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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

Ipoh, Malaysia
+60 5-255 2772
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“turtle pond” (16 reviews)
“cave temple” (39 reviews)
Ipoh, Malaysia
+60 5-255 2772
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second temple on my haf-day tour by taxi. There are actually three (or more) temples all lined up on this side of the mountain and it would be better to be independently travelling, to explore them all. Sam Pho Thong Cave was the darkest...More

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This temple was the third one along from the main road and was the least maintained. It was run down and sad to see beggars out the front. The 2 temples next door were well worth the visit for the artwork, statutes and caves.

Thank Fiona E
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I guess its a place that is nostalgic. Just like the haw Paw Villa in spore - just not scary . My papa enjoy the 3 temples next to each other , offering prayer after prayer.

Thank 6Raccoon
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Same as Ling Sen Tong Temple, this temple with a typical Chinese style which located in a limestone cave, as an Asian like me, this is not a great tourist attraction.

Thank leungcarman
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very sad visit. I remember when I was young this place was full of life. Today it isn't lively any more. We were the only visitors there that Saturday morning. Entrance was free. We bought a bunch of kangkung for the turtles and walked to...More

Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I was here almost 30 years ago. I remembered the turtle pond was a round one. It is sad that today it has become half only. However the overall structure of this temple remains the same. You can buy Kang Kung and fish food for...More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 9 July 2017

An interesting place to visit because it is authentic and still well-visited by locals from near and far. It is one of a few temples in the area built into the cliffs, and good representation of architecture of these temples. Buy some vegetables at the...More

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Nothing much to see and small in stature compared to other cave temples in Ipoh unless you just go there to pray. Do check out others when you are here in Ipoh especially Kek Lok Tong. It's easily accessible from the main road

Thank cwhook
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The temple is large but not all places are accessible to public. There is a garden at the front of the temple and we bought fish food to feed the many fishes in the pond. There is also a turtle pond, you have to walk...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is one of the oldest ones in Ipoh. The outside is beautifully landscaped with a garden with bonsai trees and a large pond full of fishes.It is a cool place in a hot day. We saw a turtle and monkeys....More

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Regina P
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
Not many compare to others cave near mountain. Just less then 20 steps to enter the temple main hall then another few more steps to cross a tunnels to reach turtle pool. Again, senior citizens always can take a rest or... More