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Gua Tempurung, Gopeng

Dec 16, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Gua Tempurung

The wondrous caves of Gua Tempurung, some 6km south of Gopeng town, needs no introduction. For a stretch of nearly 2km long, visitors to Gua Tempurung, which is actually an intricate system of connecting caves in the shape of a tunnel, can experience the wonders of Mother Nature first hand. Known as the largest and most ... continue reading »

Loong Thon Ngam Temple

Dec 2, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Loong Thon Ngam Temple

This Loong Thon Ngam Taoist temple, locally pronounced as Loong Thow Ngam, is one of the many limestone cave temples in and around Ipoh. Sitting on Gunung Lang, off Jalan Kuala Kangsar, it is believed to be the oldest temple in Perak, founded in 1854, with the original statue for the deity brought in from Guangdong, ... continue reading »

Nam Thean Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

Nov 30, 2012 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Nam Thean Tong cave temple

During my visit to Ling Sen Tong almost two years ago, I had wanted to drop by Nam Thean Tong, located just next door. However, the cave temple was closed and I postponed my trip until recently, when news of manifestation of a face of "Lord Buddha" spread like wild fire. I just had to ... continue reading »

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak

The 2012 Perak state-level Chap Goh Mei (the "fifteenth night" in Hokkien dialect) celebration was the largest ever held in the state. Thousands of people, mainly Chinese, converged at Kwan Yin Tong, a Goddess of Mercy limestone cave temple along Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh, to celebrate the festival, known as the Chinese Valentine's Day. The celebration, ... continue reading »

love is in the air

Chap Goh Meh or "the fifteenth night" in Hokkien dialect is also known as "Chinese Valentine's Day". If you thought that Valentine's Day has become way too commercialized for you, perhaps you should start observing Chap Goh Meh instead; i.e. if you're Chinese. I was quite taken by surprise that celebrating Chap Goh Meh at Kwan ... continue reading »

Ling Sen Tong (Ipoh Cave Temple)

Nov 21, 2010 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Samsung ST600
cave temple Ipoh

Ling Sen Tong has got to be one of the more popular limestone cave temples in Ipoh. It's THE first huge cave temple that people coming from the North-South Highway exit will see. To be honest, I am not good with the Chinese names of temples so I keep forgetting its name. This post will ... continue reading »

Gua Kek Look Tong

I may live in Ipoh but the number of times that I have visited the many popular, touristy cave temples in and around Ipoh combined, could be counted on one hand. Sunday saw us going out on a field trip and the first stop was Kek Look Tong (which means "cave of great happiness" in Chinese). ... continue reading »

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