Founded in 1926 by a Buddhist priest, this cave temple is Ipoh’s most visited and offers spectacular views. Located 6km north of Ipoh, the temple extends into a warren-like complex of grottoes, with a gleaming 40ft seated Buddha the highlight. Bright murals of Buddhas and saints adorn the cave walls, some painted as recently as the 1990s. Outside, a steep walk up stairs and pathways accesses stunning views over Ipoh (arrive before 3.30pm for the climb).

Buses bound for Kuala Kangsar can stop at Perak Tong by request.