{Ipoh} Kek Look Tong Cave 极乐洞

we travelled to Ipoh on a weekend many many many months ago *shifty eyes*. one of the activity on the list beside marathon eating, was visiting one of the caves. i have been to most of the famous ones, but not the boyf. it’s his freaking first time. duh failed Malaysian.

i turned him down once during the previous trip cos the weather was unforgivingly searing hot. and he’s lucky that the weather god showed some mercy this time, gloomy day, perfect (for me). that time he just acquired Nika (the dslr), so i was fiddling it trying to snap some shots which you are about to see below! *points down*

it’s quite a distance from Ipoh town. i napped throughout the journey. i remembered there’s a row of shops selling pomelo nearby!

no entrance fee is required!

the entrance

i’ll just let the pictures do all the talking as i’m pretty incoherent now at 2.30 am.

us finding weird-shaped stalactites. it’s really cooling, peaceful and serene inside the cave.

when stalactites meets stalagmite, when two becomes one. spot the heart flare!

The cave complex comprises a central altar featuring a number of Buddhist figures as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon.
Surrounded by stunning stalactites and stalagmite formations, the cave provides a peaceful prayer site for Buddhist devotees and general enjoyment for the public. (source)

what amazed us was, this, picturesque garden behind the cave. 世外桃源 is the only phrase to describe. pardon my limited English vocab. :/

apparently this has won a few landscape awards. totally deserving.


dragon statue



we took a nice stroll around the garden.

the love bird.


hibiscus, our national flower!


nature lover i am! hehe

thanks for reading. kthzbai. nite nite.


Kek Look Tong Cave
Gunung Rapat,
Ipoh, Perak
+605 31281129

Opening hours
0700 – 1800, including public holidays



  1. Melissa

    September 27, 2012 at 09:51

    WOW! This looks like an interesting place to visit! 😉

    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 18:46

      it is! especially the garden! 😀

  2. BlackSesame

    September 27, 2012 at 18:08

    My friends is coming to visit me this weekend so I also going to take them here! ^^

    Nice photos!!!

    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 22:39

      oh so you’re ipoh yan ar! ipoh banyak nice food too!

      thanks for the compliment hehe 😀

  3. Charmaine

    September 27, 2012 at 18:56

    So nice! Got flowers and trees all around!
    Inside looks a bit like Batu Caves.
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    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 22:55

      yup it’s indeed breathtaking!

      i think the interior of every cave is more or less the same one…just that the stalagmite and stalactite might shaped differently…

  4. foongpc

    September 28, 2012 at 00:11

    I have visited a cave in Ipoh before but it was so long ago I can’t even remember which one!! Wah! This place looks so nice! I wanna visit that garden behind the cave! Love the first photo – just love this type of scenery with greenery and some mists – perfect! : )
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    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 22:58

      ipoh is famous for its caves, beside foods!

      that’s how i felt too! love at first sight…berry serene…especially after rain! hehe

  5. suituapui

    September 28, 2012 at 05:32

    Nice. Lovely place. No need to climb so high like Kek Lok Si or Batu Caves,I guess?
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    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 23:09

      no need! don’t sked! haha just few steps only!

  6. Simple Person

    September 28, 2012 at 14:23

    yes it is definitely a very green and nice place..
    I like the calm feelings
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    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 23:14

      me too! love love love it! nice place to have a photo shoot too!

  7. jam

    September 28, 2012 at 15:44

    I didn’t know there is a Kek Lok Dong in Ipoh. But I do know there is a Kek Lok Si in Penang, haha! I will sure visit this cave the next time I go to Ipoh.
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    1. admin

      October 3, 2012 at 23:15

      LOL! this cave is quite famous in Ipoh wo…next time after nom-ing around can go jalan jalan here! shed off some pounds…hehe

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