Location : Batu 41/2, Jalan Gopeng, 31350, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Entry Fees : Free
Timings : 24 hours
Time required : 1 hour
In the foothills of the limestone hills of Gunung Rapat in Ipoh, lies the Buddhist cave temple of mercy, the Kwan Yin Tong Temple. Extending up to 20 meters below the cliff, this cave temple worships the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin or Guan Yin. Kwan Yin Tong Temple is the second oldest cave temple in Ipoh and has seventy-five Kwan Yin statues surrounding the cave area along with hundreds of small golden Buddha statues.
The whitewashed temple area is serene, possesses wall murals depicting religious stories about the Kwan Yin, and has a natural cave-structured roof. Quite famous for the wish-granting water fountain, this cave temple also has a small terracotta pagoda, attracting tourists from around the world. Also known as Tokong Kwan Yin Tong, visitors can also buy small Kwan Yin statues from the temple area along with incense from the residing stall. A little trek from the cave will lead you to the bigger statue of Buddha seated at a higher level under a Bodhi tree, set against the backdrop of the beautiful limestone hills. Apart from this the 3-D Art Museum, statues of eighteen arhats and animals, and the shrine for pet dogs are located here.