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“Beautiful and Authentic Cave”

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
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Small-Group Cameron Highlands Countryside Tour
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple is an authentic and old Chinese temple built within a cave in Ipoh. It is a cool place in a hot day.
The outside is beautifully landscaped with a garden with bonsai trees and a large pond full of fishes. A turtle pond is found at the back of temple.
You can buy some cucumber at the entry of the temple to feed the turtles. They said, that will bring you good luck. 
There is a vegetarian restaurant in the temple too. It worth to visit.

Thank bhliow
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

There are so many places that are not accessible within this attraction. And to travel far just for this doesn't seem worthy.

Thank Nelson L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The landscape of the temple should be very beautiful. Maintenance works need to improve. Temple is still famous to local & foreign tourists. Don't miss the pond in the other side of the cave

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The second temple on my haf-day tour by taxi. There are actually three (or more) temples all lined up on this side of the mountain and it would be better to be independently travelling, to explore them all. Sam Pho Thong Cave was the darkest and smallest of the three main cave temples. However the Zen-style garden and fish pond in the front of the entrance is stunning. Again, light is an issue here since the sun will shine on it later in the day. At the other end of the cave is another temple building and a turtle pond, fully enclosed by steep mountains. An awesome setting but somewhat neglected. However that gives it a nice and serene setting and atmosphere. This was the only temple were I had a busload of (german) tourists and the tour guide was very noisy and took away all the peaceful atmosphere inside the cave. Again, this is more a temple than a cave, so clothing and behaviour is important.

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This temple was the third one along from the main road and was the least maintained. It was run down and sad to see beggars out the front. The 2 temples next door were well worth the visit for the artwork, statutes and caves.

Thank Fiona E
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