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Perak Tong is located within the huge limestone caves of Gunung Tasek, 6 km to the north of Ipoh, nestles the Perak Tong temple. The Perak Tong is a popular tourist destination and a historical destination near the town of Ipoh. This was part of my 3-in-1 Ipoh Trip … Geng!
Perak Cave Temple (Perak Tong)
The temple in the cave built in 1926 by a Buddhist priest from China and it houses over 40 Buddha. When you entered to this temple, you will see a 12.8m high sitting Buddha which is the tallest and largest of its kind in Malaysia when first commissioned.
It’s very easy to find from the side of the main road. Therefore, no way to miss this tourist spot. If you happen to drive from Ipoh town or exit from the North South Expressway (PLUS) through Sungai Siput exit, you will find this temple on your right not far away from the highway exit.
Kek Lok Tong in Chinese pronunciation means Cavern of Ultimate Bliss. It’s located not far away from Sam Poh Tong since they are on the same range of limestone hills. I visited this cavern in my 3-in-1 Ipoh Trip recently, also known as Balik Kampung … Geng!
Kek Lok Tong Cave
Cavern of Ultimate Bliss
Ipoh is pretty much surrounded with limestone hill and caves. Many temples can be found locating in the cave and this Kek Lok Tong is one of the many famous caves. It’s hidden far from town into residential area. Only a handful signboards are able to bring us to the destination. Luckily we have a good navigator with us during the entire trip.
After some confusing left and right turn throughout the housing area, we finally reached at the cave temple which was quite quiet. There were only a few people around. Are we too early?
Again, it was another Ipoh trip in the same year. It might a bit different because it wasn’t simple as we thought. We planned and we went according to the itinerary. What’s more, it’s 3-in-1 trip with few places in my waiting list. What a nice and fulfilling trip this round.
3-in-1 Ipoh Trip … Geng!
18 – 20 December 2009
Planned for more than a month. Initially it was just merely a Back to Hometown trip. Don’t know how unexpectedly, it was turned into 3-in-1, mainly focus at Hot Spring (on the way to Ipoh), Ipoh town itself and Cameron Highlands (back from Ipoh). We have no time for other activities because it was packed!
18 December 2009 …
Our very first destination is Hot Spring (TRAP) @ Sungkai. It took us almost 5 hours playing and soaking with natural flow hot water. We stopped by at Bidor town for our lunch. At 2.00pm, considered having lunch, we still seen many peoples flocking around. My favorite duck mee delicacy was out! $%$#^!@#
An unplanned trip to Ipoh this year. Originally, I was thinking to visit Ipoh together with nearby tourist area such as tea boh farm and hot spring. This capital of Perak is located 200km from KL. In the past, I was just passed by this city without really go around. It has been 4 years since my last trip to Ipoh. I start my journey at 8am from KL.
Ipoh Old Town Trip
7-8 March 2009
What is so interesting about Ipoh? As the capital is well-known on its own history, it’s has been made famous by the food like bean sprout chicken rice. I’m not sure whether it’s originated from here, however, it had been long associated with.
I drive along the old trunk road which save me toll payment about RM24.60. This cost is about half tank of my petrol. I don’t mind driving the slower road but I do care about the volume of vehicles on the road. It just get on my nerve.
Since it’s already lunch time at 11.30am when I reach, I settle down my lunch at famous Ipoh Chicken Rice stall. Yummy. But no pictures here. LoL. I’m not into food blogging. Keke.