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Kwong Fook Ngam

Located in Kampung Kepayang, on the left side of the road just after the Sungai Raya bridge coming from Ipoh, is Kwong Fook Ngam. It is officially registered as Kwong Fook Ngan Buddhist Chinese Temple. This century-old Buddhist cave temple was established in 1884. Like the many other cave temples in the outskirts of Ipoh, this ... continue reading »

Miaw Yuan Chan Lin Cave Temple

Dec 4, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Miaw Yuan Chan Lin Cave Temple Ipoh

This limestone cave temple by the name of Miaw Yuan Chan Lin is a Thai Buddhist temple. It is not as well-known as, for example, Perak Cave Temple or the colourful Lin Seng Tong. It's probably because the name is difficult to pronounce, or to non-Mandarin speakers like me, difficult to remember. The development of this ... 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 »

Perak Cave Temple

Nov 9, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Perak Cave Temple

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. Families love coming for photos with the beautiful temple as backdrop and some may recognise the temple, which is perched inside Gunung Tasik, and ... 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 »

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