Chinese and Buddhist Temples
Kwan Yin Tong Temple: Ipoh’s 2nd Oldest Cave Temple
Perak Kwan (or Guan) Yin Tong Cave Temple Ipoh’s second oldest cave temples and it is certainly worth paying a visit. It lies at the foot of Gunung Rapat on Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh. The temple is also known as Tokong Kwan Yin Tong or Guan Yin Tong Temple.
Guan Yin Dan Ba Xian Tong Cave Temple
This is a small cave temple that does not really feature on anyone’s Ipoh tourist itinerary. It is interesting that they have called this temple ‘Guan Yin Dan’ rather than ‘Guan Yin Tan’, which suggests that it is a Hokkien Chinese temple in origin. Like the Kwan Yin Tong Temple, this one too is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
Perak Tong Cave Temple: Probably the Most Famous of Ipoh’s 30+ Cave Temples.
Perak Tong cave temple or Perak Tong (霹雳洞) is one of approximately 30 temples in around Ipoh. It is probably the most well-known temple in Ipoh, especially for the views of the city from its summit. While there is no entrance fee, there is an expectation that visitors donate 3 ringgits to access the staircase if you plan to climb the cave’s hillside.