Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

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  • Address: Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-531281129
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ipoh itinerary 1 day.

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Travel Tips

  • 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. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

  • Free entry. Please contact the authorities to find out about any additional prices. 

How to Reach Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

  • 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 Address: Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Contact Number: +60-531281129
  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 90.27% of people who visit Ipoh include Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple in their plan

  • 73.29% of people start their Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

94.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

People normally club together Ho Yan Hor Museum and Ipoh World while planning their visit to Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • 15-20 minutes drive from the main city, Kek Lok Tong is a beautiful temple housed inside a limestone cave. And as we walk further inside it opens up to a beautiful garden with ponds and greenery all around which was the highlight of the place for me. There are a few swans which roamed around freely trumpeting around. It's very peaceful and one can spend some time roaming around and admiring the surroundings before moving on to the next destination.

  • One of the most beautiful and peaceful places we visited in Malaysia. The mixture between natural and man-made beauty was impressive. It is well worth a visit

  • A star tourist attraction not to be missed. A unique spot for those who love to observe nature in general and study geology in particular. Devoted Buddhists would treat the cave as a temple with the many Buddhist figurines as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon. There is a jogging path in the interior beyond the main centre of the cave. The path which encircles two lakes is a joy for those who like to exercise or relax their mind. Too bad the gigantic quarry factory in the distant background spoils the scenery. Another minus: the cave main entrance closes at 5.30 pm. A disappointment to many people who favour exercising there in the evening. Note that there is no public transport leading to this rather remote destination. Quite recently the monkeys have increased their presence at the cave and the surroundings. It may be a nuisance in the future if the monkey population increases further.

  • the structure of the cave is magnificent. the entrance is huge and easily accessible. the backyard of the cave was a simple and plain garden . the bad thing is the mining factory at the back which spoils the view.

  • I love the vibe of this place. It is very calming and windy. The track located here is a great place for a walk and quick run.

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