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Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I was here almost 30 years ago. I remembered the turtle pond was a round one. It is sad that today it has become half only. However the overall structure of this temple remains the same. You can buy Kang Kung and fish food for feeding at a very cheap price. It is suitable for bringing children to visit.

Thank Sean T
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

An interesting place to visit because it is authentic and still well-visited by locals from near and far. It is one of a few temples in the area built into the cliffs, and good representation of architecture of these temples. Buy some vegetables at the entrance to feed the tortoises in the courtyard; surprisingly fun activity.

Thank Asperger_Singapore
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Nothing much to see and small in stature compared to other cave temples in Ipoh unless you just go there to pray. Do check out others when you are here in Ipoh especially Kek Lok Tong. It's easily accessible from the main road

Thank cwhook
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

The temple is large but not all places are accessible to public. There is a garden at the front of the temple and we bought fish food to feed the many fishes in the pond. There is also a turtle pond, you have to walk through the main hall to get there. We had some fun feeding the turtles vegetables.

1  Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is one of the oldest ones in Ipoh. The outside is beautifully landscaped with a garden with bonsai trees and a large pond full of fishes.It is a cool place in a hot day. We saw a turtle and monkeys.
It is an authentic and old Chinese temple built within a cave. If you like Buddhist culture, this is the place you should visit. Chinese architectural designs too is an attraction along with feeding of tortoises in the pond.
Traditional cremation chambers using firewood are clearly visible too.It is a typical Chinese temple built under a hill. Definitely it is worth to see and gives you some taste of Chinese culture. No entrance fee is charged. It is definitely a nice place.
There is a vegetarian restaurant in the temple too. They have a beautiful Chinese garden in front of the temple. A turtle pond is found at the back of temple.
You can buy some cucumbo at the entry of the temple to feed the turtles. They said, that will bring you good luck.
The Buddha statue found inside the temple is very serene and peaceful.Once you enter the temple you will get a peace of mind. Here there are many small temples, all in a row (about 4). Sam Poh Tong is the most beautiful of them. Some are very colourful, Some have beautiful ponds, some have majestic views of the cave.
We paid a taxi hire of 20 MR from Ipoh to get here. We enjoyed the overall scenery and the calmness , of the surrounding area. It is surprising as to how it is built with pond and lakes, hills and mini-mountains with miniature figures. Roaming macaque monkeys appeared within the temple compound in search of food.
In the inner sanctum of the temple is a lathe tank / pond saw a old and young tortoises. One could buy their favourite vegetable to feed them.
The only restaurant found here is serve vegetarian type.
I recommend you to visit Sam Poh Temple.
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