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“cave temple”(42 reviews)
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on a rainy afternoon, Sam Poh Tong is decent cave temple that we finished exploring in less than an hour. Entrance Fee: - Parking Fee: - Personal Tips: 1) The temple close at 2.30pm everyday rather than 6pm (as stated on many online resources).

Thank Kris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is been highly recommended by some of the local travel agents for day tour. The location is quite far from town and one needs own transport to reach it, as the public transport is VERY POOR. The cave temple is nothing special nor outstanding....More

Thank 313globetrotter
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The gem of this temple is its inner natural courtyard with an Oriental temple structure surrounded by steep limestone cliffs. It is easily accessible from the main entrance by walking through a tunnel decorated with statues and figures of deities. One thing disappointing about this...More

Thank joeonn
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

One of the cave temples in Ipoh - while it wasn't my favourite of them it's still a really nice place to visit if you are in Ipoh and have some time. The perfect way to spend half a day!

Thank LovesToTravelTTTT
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Check with the locals on the operating hours. We came here by Grab but found it to be closed although the website said it closes at 6pm. It is more advisable to come here first thing in the morning.

Thank Dream49761
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It's actually a very nice place if maintained properly.. There's a cave tunnel that connects to a hidden, forbidden temple surrounded by the hills.. The parking area are too muddy and wet. It is very inconvenience to get in and out from the car.. Too...More

Thank Jaszy_77
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived kust around opeming time when it was not too hot and I had the place to myself. The cave and front pond are nice but the highlight is the temple in the inner opening surrounded by tall cliffs.

Thank Carl-Eric B
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The temple is small compared to Kek Long Tong. There is a small garden at the back with a turtle pond. I will skip this if you are going to Kek Long Tong.

Thank travellerelf
Reviewed 30 June 2018

it is located along the ipoh gopeng road. it is built at the foot of the limestone hill. there is a flight of stair to the top of the temple. a lot of tourist buses.it is a bit crowded at times.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

There are actually several temples near Sam Po. The middle temple has a lengthy climb through the cave to a slightly overgrown lookout. Sam Po has a turtle pond and somewhat delapidated temple inside a "hidden" grotto, which makes for some good photos. Easy to...More

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Regina P
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Response from GaryC4449 | 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