Ipoh – City of Heritage Part II

On my last day of my trip after exploring Cameron Highland and Taiping, I went back to Ipoh for my last night before next day departure back to Johor Bahru. The main destinations are the Kek Lok Tong and Sam Poh Tong temple. Both are on the same direction. You will pass Sam Poh Tong when you go to Kek Lok Tong.

For visiting here, you will need to use taxi or own car as no public transports are available. Kek Lok Tong is a chinese cave temple and it’s worthed to visit the temple with the good view of the cave, temple and surrounding. There is no admission fee to enter the temple.
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong
Kek Lok Tong

Behind the temple, there is a beautiful garden that you can visit.
Kek Lok Tong

Next, is Sam Poh Tong. There are actually three temples side by side in this area. The first one is Ling Sen Tong.
Ling Sen Tong
Ling Sen Tong
Ling Sen Tong

Inside Ling Sen Tong, you can find the legend of monkey king.
Ling Sen Tong
Ling Sen Tong
Ling Sen Tong

The second temple in the area is Nam Thean Tong. Nam Thean Tong is also a limestone chinese temple and was discovered in 1867 by Chinese priest, Kuong San Teik. You can climb 138 steps to the top to have bird eye view of Ipoh from here. However during my visit there, I did not climb the stairs as some of kids who just went from the top informed not much view from the area. You might want to try during your visit.
Nam Thean Tong
Nam Thean Tong
Nam Thean Tong

The last one is the Sam Poh Tong temple itself. It has beautiful fish pond inside the area.
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong

Behind the Sam Poh Tong area, you can find turtles pond with several beautiful statues.
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong
Sam Poh Tong

I later spent my afternoon at Ipoh old town area to try Ipoh Sar Hor Fun. You can find the famous Ipoh Sar Hor Fun at Jalan Bandar Timah. There are two coffee shops famous for this, Thean Chun and Kong Heng which located side by side.
Thean Chun
Kong Heng

There is also Zun Seng Fatt cafe next to Thean Chun, the original location of Kong Heng cafe.
Zun Seng Fatt

I finally choose to try the Thean Chun which is said as the best one and also pork satay at Thean Chun as well. I am quite surprised when the Sar Hor Fun was served especially because of its red colour soup. Ipoh sar hor fun basically is rice noodle like kwe tiauw served with prawn soup and shredded chicken. The pork satay looks simple but taste good with the peanut sauce.
Thean Chun
Ipoh Sar Hor Fun
Pork Satay

Finally I enjoyed my walk in the old town to enjoy the mural painting and old heritage building.
Ipoh Mural
Ipoh Mural
Ipoh Mural
Ipoh Mural

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