Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village, Ipoh

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15. decorative items

So, what can visitors do when they come to this four-acre village? Visitors are free to enjoy their time here leaving all their work and life’s worries outside, true to the name of this property.

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16. surrounded by limestone hills

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17. bicycles are free to use

All the bicycles are free to be cycled. And if you thought that these bicycles/tricycles look different, it’s because they are all imported from Japan. Besides cycling around the ponds, where one could also feed the fishes with the fish pellets provided, adventurous visitors can embark on jungle trekking.

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18. a couple cycling along the side of the pond

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19. bicycles of all shapes, sizes and designs are imported from Japan

The trek poses quite a challenge by virtue of its steep gradient and those who plan to attempt the trail are advised to be suitably attired with appropriate trekking footwear. Gloves are also necessary. Trekkers should be prepared to get grubby but those who have brought a change of clothes may make use of the bathroom for a quick shower free-of-charge.

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20. the wooden carts, on the other hand, are crafted here

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21. a family from Newcastle, England (L-R) Mel, Andy & Will, enjoying a ride

The trail has three difficulty levels, with the first stage the easiest. The good thing is that those who do not wish to trek the entire route may take a rest at the plateau to enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

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22. an obligatory photo on the horse carriage

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23. a bridal couple here for pre-wedding photography

This being a former iron ore hill, trekkers have to go through valleys at some points of the route. It’s just amazing that these pathways were initially opened up by human labour to enable the removal of iron ore, either via carts or rolled downhill, hence these valleys were very narrow. They have since been widened, as noted from the vertical marks on the walls of the hills.

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24. a vast collection of suiseki and other stones

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25. resting at one of the gazebos

Along the path, trekkers can see parts of a disintegrated excavator. And at the second plateau, one is greeted by huts on stilts, said to be utilised in the past by Siamese monks for meditation.

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26. trekking uphill

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27. at the first plateau

At this point in time, the entire trek is not completed yet, though brave souls can attempt to go to the top, estimated to be a thousand feet above ground. Those who are successful in reaching the climax will be rewarded with a view of, first, three whole units of excavators, which makes you wonder how they ended up there, and then a breathtaking panoramic view of Taman Cempaka residential area.

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28. crossing one of the passages

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29. climbing the second stage consisting of 157 steps

The entire trail would require at least two hours, depending on experience, but that’s only half the battle won. As any trekker would know, the return trip is a lot more treacherous than going uphill!

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30. Jason Tang encouraging me to reach the top

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31. the second plateau with one of the abandoned huts that was used by Siamese monks for meditation

Ultimately, if the contractor Jason has his way, Qing Xin Ling will be an ancient time tunnel that will take visitors back to past eras of the 1950s right up to 1970s.

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32. Andy (in red) and Jason (in blue) climbing the third stage, for a total of 1000 feet above ground

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Add: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-3124140, +6012-5161556
Email: michaelcheng8@hotmail.com
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 33.757′ E101° 07.462′

ETA (June 30, 2016): An entry fee of RM6 per person is imposed on visitors. Children below 12 years of age enter free-of-charge.

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13 thoughts on “Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village, Ipoh

  1. Hi, is it possible for me to get the contact of management of this place? I am from INTI College Subang Jaya. I would like to enquire the quotations for 80 pax for a 3 days 2 nights camp.

  2. If we are in Ipoh. How can we go to Qing Xin Ling. Do you have tour taking us aroung or we can do it our self.
    What about hotel?

  3. Hi Michael …I am taking an NGO group of 40 volunteers from Rose Charities International to visit your cultural village on Sat 19 Dec 2015..

    Kindly advise …tks regards lawrence, Tour leader and President ..

  4. nice is’nt it. Yet its freakingly not nice to the neighborhood in Taman Saikat! We live there! Busses,vans,cars everywhere around our houses. Who would’nt be pissed off. Even those people would horn at us as if they freakingly live there

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