Ling Sen Tong

Every time my BIL comes back to Malaysia, I would surely take him to Sam Poh Tong to pay respect to his late parents. We visited Ling Sen Tong first..

Ling Sen Tong cave temple is located next door to Sam Poh Tong just off Jalan Gopeng on the southern outskirts of Ipoh.

Ling Sen Tong probably picks up a lot of tourist visitors who are heading to those more famous cave temples.

This temple is quite different from its neighbours. The garden in front is decorated with colourful statues of characters from Chinese mythology such as the Monkey King from the classic tale Journey to the West.
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  1. I think all the "Tong"s (temples) in caves in Ipoh are very unique and nice to visit but I have only been to one quite some time ago where there are steps all the way to the hill/mountain top and I don't even remember which Tong it is. :(

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  3. When I was young, my dad liked to bring the family to Ipoh to visit the "Tong". I can't remember which "Tong" we went, but I was quite impressed with the beautiful limestone formation.

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    1. Now we seldom step our foot in such temples anymore, kinda sad story, huh? Maybe I should organize a trip to bring my kids during the school holidays :)

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    2. you should do that while they are still young..

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  4. I never been to this, as well as the Sam Poh Tong, but the surroundings look neat and beautiful.

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    1. Ya lo! I also never been to temple in Ipoh. I also wonder why I didn't go when going Ipoh. But when we went Penang, sure will go Kek Lok Si.

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    2. maybe it's not so popular as kek lok si..

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  5. i have never been to any caves in Ipoh albeit heard of them for many times, haha!!

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    1. well, actually i have only been to Ipoh once.. and that was few years ago when i went there to attend a colleague's wedding dinner.. haha!!

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    2. this Ling Sen Tong is beautiful, with all the statues of the Chinese mythology characters, and all are so colorful..

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    3. eh you should go visit la. very beautiful place

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    4. yes, it's a must-visit in Ipoh..

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    5. Shame on you SK. You never been anywhere in Malaysia! Wenn will be shocked to hear that you have not visited Ipoh or Penang until now but you can fly to HKG so many times even up to Barcelona. Aduh!

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    6. well, he will visit from now on.. :)

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  6. Haven't been to this, but it looks beautiful!!! =]

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  7. Been to Sam Poh Tong but could not remember this Ling Sen Tong and that was a very lon gggggggg time ago haha.

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    1. make a short trip one day..

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    2. Yes I think i have been to Sam Poh TOng, but not this Ling Seng Tong. Ling Sen Tong looks beautiful in your pictures.

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  8. Never been there for a long long time now.. :)

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    1. you are so near..you should visit it..

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  9. what an interesting and colourful place.

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  10. I went to a cave temple in Ipoh more than 20 years ago. Cannot remember the name. I should plan a trip to Ipoh. It sounds more fun than before.

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  11. I have been there once only. Many years ago

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    1. What i rememebered is the place is very beautiful and clean

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    2. i didnt go inside the temple itself la. stokin got lubang. paiseh wanna take out shoe :p

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    3. Hmmm did i remember correctly ah...this place have some kura kura right? Macam saw got pond but forgot is it this place

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    4. this is near the junction. Sam Poh Tong is way in..

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  12. I think Malaysia has a pretty cool
    mythology!
    and the tradition was uniquely amazing

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    1. malaysia is a multi ethnic country.

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  13. well what ever religion or traditions we believe in
    respect on the souls of the love ones
    was our some sort of common denominator
    i mean its a must for everyone

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  14. I know that they were watching for us up there in heaven and this simple gestures makes them happier

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  15. we dont have temples like that,
    hmm our country was mostly catholic
    and perhaps thats we dont have much
    of this

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  16. is this the place where your using those incense
    while praying? i saw various scenes like
    that on TV and at movies

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  17. and temples like this was strict most especially on dress code right?
    well i dont know much about this

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    1. not really but it's wiser to dress appropriately..

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  18. so aside to this temple there were some cave temples too?
    well cave were i guess quite solemn and a ideal place for prayers

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    1. cave is a cool place as a temple..

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  19. the place looks good from the color upto the statues it was pretty awesome to look at
    i bet a lot of tourist were going to see those

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    1. i just hope giving respect was on the top of their priorities

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    2. it's a tourist attraction too..

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  20. so the statues was kinda telling a story about the monkey king? is that is?
    thats kinda interesting

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    1. yes, I love the story about them..

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  21. have a great day and happy blogging to you wenn
    god bless you and take care always

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  22. I have not been to this Ling Sen Tong yet. It looks a bit like Haw Par Villa.

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    1. it's situated just before Sam Poh Tong..you won't missed it.

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  23. I realized that old temples are always less colourful. New ones are somehow different with facilities for tourists. Probably in olden days, temples were strictly for praying only.

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    1. nowadays temples are rather colorful..

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  24. I believe this place will be very crowded on CNY.

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    1. not too sure as I don't visit it on CNY..

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