Another famous cave temple is the Sam Poh Tong temple, located in gunung rapat. This temple, said to be the biggest cave temple in the country, is an impressive work of art and faith, with various statues of buddha interspersed among natural stalactites and stalagmites. According to legend, the cave was discovered way back in 1890 when a monk from china who was passing through Ipoh, found the cave and decided to make it his domicile and a place for meditation. The monk remained there for 20 years until his death.
Till today, nuns and monks who dedicate their lives to buddha still occupy the Sam Poh Tong. The present temple facade dates back to the 1950s and a stiff climb of 246 steps will lead you to an open cave with an excellent view of Ipoh city and its surroundings. other attractions at the temple include a beautiful japanese pond full of japanese carps and tortoises (symbol of longevity) located outside the cave and a vegetarian restaurant. Located in gunung rapat near the Kek Lok Tong, about 5 km south of Ipoh city.
Opening Hours : 9.00am – 6.00pm
Admission Fee : Free