Massive cave formation, interesting geological features, serene garden surrounded by limestone hills, Kek Lok Tong just might be the best place to visit in Ipoh.
Whereas the Perak Tong Cave Temple takes pride in its beautiful views after a strenuous hike, seeing the best of Kek Lok Tong requires minimal effort.
As you enter through the massive opening, you will be immediately greeted by religious artifacts, stalactites, and stalagmites. Navigate through the cave and arrive at the back, where a beautiful and peaceful garden resides.
The garden is the most outstanding feature of this Ipoh cave temple. Take a casual stroll along its well-maintained path, feel the serenity coming from the lily and the fish pond, and observe the funny statues lined across the path. Visitors can spend hours here, relaxing and being at one with nature.
Similar to Perak Tong Cave Temple, Kek Lok Tong is free-to-enter and a short ride from Ipoh center. However, unlike the Perak Tong Cave Temple, there are many other redeeming cave temples nearby. Some of those will be discussed below!