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In a small town from 20km north-east of Ipoh, there’s a home to the country’s only Tibetan temple named Persatuan Enlightened Heart Buddhist. Because of non-promote for tourism, it’s relatively unknown except Ipoh peoples.
Located by using my GPS, I hardly know about this place. The signboard is small and the road leading to the temple is narrow. Never thought about finding this place without proper direction.
Without needing to travel to Tibet, one can have a visit to Malaysia of Tibetan temple. The temple was built in 1975. The first thing I saw was a giant Buddha statue on the hill at the back. That’s correct my assumption the road leading is correct.
Ipoh, my favorite historical town and due to its strategically surrounded by limestone caves, I’ve many places yet to be cover in all my previous trip past year. In my recent trip, 3D2N back to Ipoh, I’d a good time visiting this wonderful nature place, Gunung Lang, The Recreational Park.
Gunung Lang – A Recreational Park
Even it’s called a Mountain Lang (Gunung Lang), it’s not exactly a place for hiking or expedition activities, but more on recreational and sight-seeing places. A short break and we continue with our plan to Gunung Lang, not for hiking, but for photo shooting. It has incredibly view lake hemmed in by majestic limestone outcrops.
I cover this place only in the afternoon, means after I check-in into Hotel Abby.
Traveling from KL-Ipoh is a bit time-consuming. I started from KL as early as 6am. Managed to catch up with some famous eatery places in Ipoh at after 8am. I stopped at famous Nam Heong White Coffee stall for breakfast. We ordered Char Kuey Teow, egg tart, mee hoon and most importantly Ipoh town white coffee.
It doesn’t stop here because good food is everywhere in Ipoh.
Kellie’s Castle is located near Batu Gajah and about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh. A century old unfinished, ruined mansion was built by a Scottish planter called William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.
12 Mar 2011 | Kellie’s Castle
Let’s have a short history about this building. The construction began in 1915 and came to an abrupt half with Kellie’s sudden death in 1926. Perak State Government has restored this magnificent structure from the encroaching foliage.
Besides being haunted, the castle is believed to have hidden rooms and secret underground tunnels towards the rubber plantation. The road that leads to Kellie’s Castle follows the contours of the land in a dizzying, maze-like fashion, adding to the mystery and romance of the place.
I’ve been waiting for so long to visit Kellie’s Castle due to its strong historical value. My recent visit to Perak for water rafting has given me a chance to stop by.
Car park is FREE. An entrance fee is RM4 for adult.
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?