Sam Poh Tong

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  • Address: Sam Poh Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +6-052552772
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Cave, Family And Kids, Architecture

Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple located about 5 kilometers South of Ipoh. It is the biggest cave temple in the country, and is an impressive work of art. The main thing to see here are the statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites. 

The history of Sam Poh Tong is that the cave was discovered in 1890 by a monk from China who was passing through Ipoh. He decided to make this cave his home and a place for meditation. He stayed here until the end of his life for about 20 years. Till date, monks and nuns who dedicate their lives to the Buddha and Buddhism still occupy Sam Poh Tong. The present temple facade dates back to the 1950s and is a stiff climb of 246 steps. It will lead you to an open cave with an excellent view of Ipoh. Other attractions of the temple include a beautiful Japanese pond which is full of Japanese carps and tortoises, which are symbols of longevity.Don't forget to checkout more things to do in Ipoh. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ipoh itinerary 1 day.

Sam Poh Tong Travel Tips

  • Other Contact No. +605 2559962
  • This place accommodates various monks and nuns, do not disturb them.
  • Carry water along with you.
  • Wear appropriate clothes and footwear. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Sam Poh Tong

  • Please contact the authority to know about any additional prices.
  • Free entry but donations are appreciated.
  • Please contact the authority to know about any additional prices.

Sam Poh Tong Hours

  • Please ask the locals to know about the best time to visit.

How to Reach Sam Poh Tong

  • Renting a cab from Ipoh is the best option.


Sam Poh Tong listed under: Things To Do, Family & KidsArt & Cultural

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  • Sam Poh Tong Address: Sam Poh Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Sam Poh Tong Contact Number: +6-052552772
  • Sam Poh Tong Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Sam Poh Tong(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sam Poh Tong: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 69.74% of people who visit Ipoh include Sam Poh Tong in their plan

  • 36.48% of people start their Sam Poh Tong visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sam Poh Tong

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

90.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sam Poh Tong

People normally club together Ipoh Railway Station and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple while planning their visit to Sam Poh Tong.

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

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