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Perak Cave Temple

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Known as “Perak Tong” or “Pik Lik Tung” in Cantonese, this Perak Cave Temple along Jalan Kuala Kangsar in Ipoh is one of the more popular limestone cave temples in the city.

Perak Cave Temple

2. 40ft tall Buddha statue

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Families love coming for photos with the beautiful temple as backdrop and some may recognise the temple, which is perched inside Gunung Tasik, and its Oriental landscape from Chinese New Year music videos.

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Perak Cave Temple was founded in 1926 by Chong Sen Yee and his wife, Choong Chan Yoke. Both from Guangdong, China, Chong and his wife who came to Ipoh to seek riches from tin ore mining, spotted this beautiful limestone hill and rainforest scenery which reminded him of the famous mountains of Guilin, China.

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This cave temple is today managed by the descendants of Chong, who have turned it into a major tourist spot for Ipoh, captivating tourists not only with the 40ft tall Buddha in a sitting position, but the artistic paintings of deities, warriors and fairies, and wall murals along the interior cave walls.

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The more adventurous would trek the 450 steps up to the pinnacle of Perak Tong, for a panoramic view of Ipoh City.

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