Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh
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Address: Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh
The Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple is a tourist attraction situated to the south of Ipoh. The cave temple is spread over a 12 acre site and has been used ever since 1920 as a place of worship. In 1960 however, the cave became part of an iron mining site. The temple is set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops around 5 kilometers south of Ipoh.The Kek Lok Tong complex comprises of a central altar and a number of Buddhist figures as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon. The most unique thing about the caves is that their great garden views once you get inside the caves. The award winning landscape garden also offers you a jogging path surrounding two lakes and probably the longest reflexology footpaths in Ipoh.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Information
- Refrain from entering the cave if you are physically unfit.
- Do read up on the history and hire a guide if possible to absorb the experience completely.
- There is a lot of walking involved, so wear appropriate footwear.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Ticket Prices
- Free entry. Please contact the authorities to find out about any additional prices.
How To reach Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple by Public Transport
- A trip to Kek Look Tong via Taxi from the city centre (where the train stations and bus stations are) will take about 15 minutes.
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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh Reviews
Great place to test camera lens. Good place to visit hen in Ipoh. Very nice in the morning. Not for people with claustrophobic issues. This place can be covered in an hour by foot. Very nice sculptures of deities. Not recommended for families with small children. Not suitable for baby strollers.
The treasure of Ipoh lies in the abundance of natural caves and Kek Lok Tong counts as the leader among the attractions. A mere 15 min drive from the city center, up here you are treated to the beauty of natural limestone formations, perked up by man-made construction, making it a top spot for photo shootings. Right through the cave, a neatly maintained lake surrounded by a lush greens adds to the serenity of this treasure. The cave was themed by a surfeit of Buddhist features. Definitely worth a visit!
Clean and well maintained, there are many workers cleaning the place early in the morning. The statue is majestic and the way they lit the cave with nice lighting is magnificent. The place is very photogenic. There are Buddhist and Taoist deities.
A wonderful Synergy of natural and man-made Beauty. Chinese style of Buddhist temples in a cave with great stalactites and nice man-made touches. Definitely a place not to miss!
Its serene with the caves, deities and the backdrop greenery of the mountains. At the entrance on the right there is a miniature model of Chinese temples and huts and bridges among mountains. Its a great art work. Also there are other miniature models lined up along the way and they are beautiful.