Nam Thin Tong Temple

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  • Address: Nam Thin Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350, Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Legend says this temple was discovered by a Chinese Taoist priest named Kuong San Teik in 1867. Nam Thin Tong Temple literally translated means Cave of the Southern Sky. It is located between the cave of Sam Poh Tong and Cave of Ling Sen Tong. Nan Tian Dong Taoist Cave Temple is right between Ling Xian Yan and further inward, Sam Poh Tong Buddhist Cave Temple. It used to be ranked at par with the Sam Poh Tong and whenever you mentioned Sam Poh Tong, it was automatically associated with the name of Nam Tian Tong. "Tong" is referred as "cave" while "Nan" is the South and the word "Tian" is the sky; so if you translate that further, the Cave host the various Buddhist figures from the Southern Sky (heaven). There are illustrations of various colorful personalities and characters at the lower portion of the temple’s entry section. This is a Taoist Temple in nature. Its alternative name is Nan Dao Yuan ("Nam Tou Yun" in Cantonese) which basically means College of Southern Religious Principles. Do not forget to have a conversation with Buddha in your own mind while you are here! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ipoh itinerary 1 day.

Nam Thin Tong Temple Travel Tips

  • Be appropriately dressed.
  • Find out about the legends related to it from locals.

Entrance Ticket Details For Nam Thin Tong Temple

  • Entry is free.

Nam Thin Tong Temple Hours

  • Find out about prayer timings from locals.

How to Reach Nam Thin Tong Temple

  • Hire a cab from the airport. It is around 3 kilometers.


Nam Thin Tong Temple is listed under: Family & KidsArt & Cultural

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  • Nam Thin Tong Temple Address: Nam Thin Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350, Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Nam Thin Tong Temple Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Nam Thin Tong Temple(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nam Thin Tong Temple: 00:30 Mins
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  • 11.76% of people who visit Ipoh include Nam Thin Tong Temple in their plan

  • 39.58% of people start their Nam Thin Tong Temple visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Nam Thin Tong Temple

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nam Thin Tong Temple

People normally club together Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Gunung Lang Recreational Park while planning their visit to Nam Thin Tong Temple.

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

Nam Thin Tong Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • A nice temple that located within the cave. It was amazed. Outside of the temple there are fish ponds for fish feeding & big statues to take photo. There is no crowd even though it is on weekend. It’s will be good place to visit if you wish to run away from busy town.

  • Carved from within an overhanging rock, this temple is one of the oldest, from the 1800s standing tall, a welcome place for all walks of people. Lovely to take a walk and witness the hand-carved architecture and paintings that adorn the walls of the cave.

  • Nice place to visit and it's free. Simply amazing that temple is inside a cave... you can see monkey, fish and turtle outside of the cave too.

  • This is the second of three cave temples located next to each other. It is also the one which is less well maintained out of the group which is disappointing. There is also meant to be a small hike here which I did not attempt. There is also shops selling food an trinkets next to this temple

  • Beautiful temple set in a cave. There's lots of staircases that take you places you don't expect. This place is awesome for exploring and not crowded at all. Probably still not known to tourists thankfully!

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