Ipoh and its natural beauty are something which is inseparable. Mother Earth has
given its very identity starting from waterfalls, rivers, lakes, hills etc. With modern
world, these natural beauties have transformed into hill stations, tourist
destination, resorts, adventure tours, river exploration tours etc. But, among all
other tourist destinations in Malaysia, Ipoh is the only city which has conserved its
beauty in its true natural state. Though, several changes in terms of infrastructure
& development have transformed Ipoh but its natural beauty has always remained
unaffected. Ipoh now possesses hotels, resorts, shopping malls, theme parks etc to
facilitate the growing tourism business in an eco friendly manner.
Ipoh’s temple forms a majestic correlation between humans & nature. These
temples where constructed during different periods of history at different locations.
But till today, they astonish everyone with their architectural brilliance &
The Sam Ph Tong is a Chinese Temple situated near four kilometers south of Ipoh.
The temple displays artistic brilliance in terms of detailed minor art work of
Buddha. Lord Buddha is considered the god of peace, love & care. The temple
consists of tortoise pond along with garden in the premises of the temple. Several
tourists come here to find mental peace & stability. The inner structures of the
temple resonates voices of the devotees throughout its chambers which shows its
Similarly, the Ling Sen Tong Temple shows the four faced Buddha along with
Goddess Kuan Yin, Monkey King etc as described in the Chinese mythology. The
four faced Buddha has great relevance with the lives of the common people. The
four faces denote that Lord Buddha is always watching from every direction in
order to protect us. The Buddhist represents themselves as religion of tolerance &
While Kek Look Tong Temple represents cave temple which people have
worshipped for several years. The cave is rich with iron ores & surprisingly it was
mined for several years by excavators who even enlarged the mouth of the cave
temple for lorry access. Malacca is a very good tourism city too, you may go
there by bus from Singapore to Malacca to enjoy your holiday.
Ipoh endless natural beauty has transformed into one Genung Land Recreational
Park which offers rejuvenating boat rides along the lake offering majestic view of
the limestone mountain to the tourists. Some of them prefer to relax the entire day
on the boat while admiring the stunning view. These boat rides stimulates tourists
to undertake such rides in future as Ipoh with all its mountains around the lake
provides an atmosphere of peace & serenity. Ipoh is truly remarkable place to visit
for nature lovers.