Sam Poh Tong

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Lonely Planet review

A few kilometres south of Ipoh is the largest cave temple in Malaysia. The main attraction here is the turtle pond, where locals bring turtles to release in the hope of balancing their karma. Inside the temple is a huge cavern with a small reclining Buddha, and smaller vases set about it. The ornamental garden in front of the temple is quite scenic, and pomelo (a citrus fruit) stalls line the highway. The temple can be reached by any Kampar-bound bus from Ipoh’s local bus station.