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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

Ipoh, Malaysia
+60 5-255 2772
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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+60 5-255 2772
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"turtle pond"
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"vegetarian restaurant"
in 8 reviews
"cave temple"
in 40 reviews
"bonsai trees"
in 5 reviews
"large pond"
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"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"chinese culture"
in 4 reviews
"chinese new year"
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"fish food"
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"natural beauty"
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"nice place"
in 6 reviews
"tomatoes"
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"tong"
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"gong"
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"gods"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yearly prayer at temple and vegetarian luncheon at the restaurant in the cave. And go for turtles feeding after lunch, teenagers and young children most looking forward activity.

Thank GogogoC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a local student doing a community project dedicated to the turtles here. I went here the other day and saw the turtles, they looked like they were in poor health and suffering greatly. Most of the turtles had dents on their shell probably...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The uber driver drop us in the wrong temple. So there's 2 other temples side by side of this temple. We have to walk more to reach there. The place is pretty and the turtle area makes you feel like you are inside a fantasy...More

Thank Claudia W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can visit this temple and Kek Look Tong in about an hour without any issues. This was a really interesting temple with beautiful gardens and bonsai trees out front. The cave was interesting and the turtle area in back was fun. Don’t forget to...More

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The oldest temple in Ipoh was closed by 3:00 p.m. The other two, this being one of them, were all but deserted when we were there at 4:30 p.m. A lot of Kitsch statues and such, but if you're on a half day temple tour,...More

Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

the caves and passages are spectacular, the deities statues are a plenty at every corner but unfortunately it has been poorly managed or even deserted/closed in some parts. not sure if the tortoises are fed properly and the condition of the pond is so bad...More

Thank Julian C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

this is a well known cave in ipoh walking inside will go through a ponds with lots of fish inside also have a lot of Buddha statues for praying can go up 2nd level of the cave and some more buddha there if go inside...More

Thank NgSP80
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

alots of giant statue of chinese gods and alots of people pray and throw coins at them and make wish..

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The temple grounds is almost breathtaking with a beautiful dreamy rock garden. There is also a beautiful temple complex at the back that is surrounded by mountains and a turtle pond. It is rather unfortunate that most of the buildings or complexes at the temple...More

Thank stephanielowhh
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is an authentic and old Chinese temple built within a cave in Ipoh. It is a cool place in a hot day. The outside is beautifully landscaped with a garden with bonsai trees and a large pond full of fishes....More

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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
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