Sam Poh Tong Chinese Buddhist Temple
The Sam Poh Tong is a Chinese Buddhist temple built within a limestone cave and is the oldest and most famous cave temples in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The temple built in raw limestone cave in the mountains which is located about 5 km from Ipoh.
The 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 and its surroundings. Till today, nuns and monks who dedicate their lives to Buddha still occupy the Sam Poh Tong.
It is the largest cave temple in Malaysia and contains art work such as a reclining Buddha figure. The temple also offers visitors the opportunity to release turtles into its turtle pond as a means of balancing one's karma.
Sam Poh Tong (Chinese Buddhist temple)
Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh,Perak, Malaysia