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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fees : Free

Perak Cave Temple, Ipoh Overview

Perak Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in a limestone hill at Gunung Tasek. Popular for its stunning architecture, it is built into a huge cave with a 40-feet tall sitting Golden Buddha statue surrounded by four guardian deities, called as goddesses.

One interesting feature of Perak Cave Temple is the staircase of 358 steps behind the main alter, lined with pavilions and gazebos. The view from the top is spell-binding. Another flight of 400 stairs leads to a double-storey pavilion. The colorful murals on the walls depicts events and characters from the Chinese folklore and Buddhist scriptures.

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Structure and Layout of Perak Cave Temple

Built into a limestone hill, the architecture of Perak Cave Temple is absolutely fascinating.
  • Its main hall actually being a huge cave is an interesting element.
  • The red and white exterior set in the gorgeous landscape is picture perfect.
  • The walls are adorned with hand-painted frescoes depicting Chinese mythological events, characters, Buddhist scriptures and also Chinese calligraphy.
  • Infused with the fragrance of incense all over, the temple has several magnificent golden statues.
  • A 40-feet tall Budhha statue surrounded by 4 guardian deities add grandeur to the temple.
  • Outside, there's a lush garden with a pond in the middle and here the 18-armed statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, greets the visitors.
  • A flight of 358 steps behind leads to a vantage point offering the best views of the landscape.

How to Reach Perak Cave Temple

The Perak Cave Temple can be reached via the North-South Expressway. The temple is located at a walking distance from exit no. 14 of Ipoh Utara Interchange. One can also take a taxi/GRAB from Ipoh. It will take around 20 minutes to reach here. Another option is to take the bus no. 35 heading to Kuala Kangsar. Car parking facility is available and it costs around RM 1-2.

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