Malaysia – A visit to the city of Ipoh.. and its’ cave temples (1)

Ipoh is a city in the state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located on the west side of Peninsular and about 2.5hrs drive from KL or 1.5hrs from Penang.

Architecturally, the Ipoh city center has the characteristic of colonial era Chinese shop houses which is very interesting to see and also several impressive historical buildings from the British Colonial era such as the Railway Station, the Town Hall and the Court House.

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I took my family for a day trip there to visit the old city town and also to visit the Chinese Buddhist Cave Temple within a natural limestone hill.

The first was Kek Look Tong Cave…

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Lime formation seen from outside

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One of the altars in the cave

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This  is  one the other side of the cave which you can walk through.

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They even have a small park where the local will come here in the morning for their walks or exercise.

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….follow me  to the next cave temple in the my next blog.