Perak Tong Cave Temple
Trip Start Dec 24, 2011
4Trip End Dec 26, 2011
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This particular cave temple is located at the very end of Kuala Kangsar Road after the North South Highway exit. Being instituted in 1926 by a Buddhist Monk from China, it is located in the Tasek Caves, a cluster of caves that sprawl a distance of 35 kilometres
Beyond the main altar which is a Buddha in the seated position which has a height of 12 meters, there are another 40 statues and then there is a passageway through the caves that leads to the peak where one can catch a panoramic view of the city of Ipoh.
Unfortunately, by the time I arrived, the temple main gate had closed and I was only allowed to take photographs from the exterior of the temple. I do hope to come back again in the near future and probably do a stream of blogs on all the cave temples in Ipoh. There are also some caves which are protected which has evidence that prehistoric men did once live there. This is suggested by the drawings on the cave walls and also the utensils and fossils which were found there. Hope to be able to capture that in my lens too one day.