Within the caves of Gunung Tasik, there is the Perak Tong where it is a temple which was built in the year 1926 by Buddhists priests from China. As of today, this temple houses more than 40 Buddha statues with the centerpiece of the Buddha statue being 12.8 meter high. Beyond the temple’s entrance, there is a passage way which leads into the interior of the cave where once inside, one will certainly be amazed by the entire mystical paintings found on all sides of the cave’s walls.
Kek Lok Tong
Aside from the famous Perak tong, there is another popular cave in Perak where the cave is known as Kek Lok Tong. The Kek Lok Tong was first opened to the public in 70s where it is by far, one of the most recent caves in Ipoh. In addition to various status of Buddha and the impressive rocky formations, the Kek Lok Tong also has a very beautiful park behind the cave. The park is like a portal of a different world as it is completely separated from the outside world and only surrounded by numerous tall mountains.
Gua Tempurung is by far, one of the most famous and frequently visited caves here in Ipoh. The Gua Tempurung stetches over 1.3 kilometers and it is believed to have been existed since 8000 BC. The reason why it is called Gua Tempurung is because the huge domes and ceilings inside the cave resemble the coconut shell and one of each dome has a different formation of stalagmites and stalactities. There are various tour packages to choose from here in the Gua Tempurung where these packages are tailored for the less adventurous tourists to the thrill seekers constantly seeking excitements.
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