Sam Poh Tong

Sam Poh Tong, discovered in 1912, is a Chinese Buddhist Temple within a natural limestone hill.

Developed by the Buddhist community and now has become an international tourist spot attracting visitors from all over the world.

Among the main attractions there are a beautifully decorated pavillion in front of the temple and a landscaped garden with a fish pool, which was awarded " The Best Landscaped garden" in Malaysia 1993.
 http://www.perak.info

 We reached Sam Poh Tong to offer respect to my late PIL

 this entrance led us to the tortoises' pond

 Buddha and some other deities

 the tortoises - they are getting lesser and lesser

 those days, it was a full pond..
now the pond has been reduced in its size

 the garden of Sam Poh Tong
Can you see those fishes?

I love its green garden -
so soothing to the eyes..





Comments

  1. wow it was quite a story huh,
    well i bet the most holy persons built that place

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  2. the green sorrounding was amazing good ting they kept it that way
    i mean nature is somehow makes us feel closer to god right

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    1. no wonder why was it entitled as the best landscape garden in malaysia!
      it deserves such acknowledgement indeed

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    2. indeed it's naturally awesome..

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  3. well i've heard that aside Buddah you have a lot of other deities well it would be amazing to hear all about it

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    1. sometimes I'm not sure about the story of those deities..

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  4. i love tortoises i've seen some kiddie tortoise on my brothers school yesterday and it was so cute

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    1. anyway why are they getting lesser?
      hmm i think organizers of that temple should do something about that now

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    2. maybe most of them are old and they passed away..

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  5. the rock formation and those bonzai were perfect
    it seems like some sort of magical place

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    1. greenery landscape is intriguing..

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  6. have a god blessed day wenn
    tale care always and just enjoy blogging

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  7. Lovely landscaped garden. I don't think I have been here before. Perhaps one day. Last time I think I went to Perak Tong where I climbed all the way up to the pavilion at the top of the hill. Did you all visit Perak Tong this trip?

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  8. What a nice place.

    The temple looks really tranquil.

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  9. I go there every year on the first day of CNY

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  10. i have not been there before.. albeit heard many about this place, and i didn't know it's so already 101 years old!!

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    1. and i think Sam Poh Tong has slowly been forgotten by the local people, and the number of tourists especially Malaysian tourists has decreased largely right??

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    2. i think it also requires quite a large sum of money to maintain this temple, and obviously there is not enough fun to maintain the place.. there are now less tortoise and also koi fish in the pond..

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    3. yea, they should maintain it..

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  11. This place certainly brings memories to me. The first time I visited that place was before I went to school. There was not much attractions last time but being inside the cave vicinity is always unique for Malayisa.

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  12. The second time I visited there was when there was a big disaster where the big landslide sent boulders crashing down onto the homes of squatters. Many people died and I remembered seeing many flower wreaths everywhere with wailing mourners. I was in my primary school days then when we visited Ipoh.

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  13. I heard my ex colleague say that her father was the one who created the landscape which won the award. That same person also created the beautiful landscape with unique Koi Fish pond running inside the bungalow house along Tiger Lane where Michelle Yeoh held her first wedding. Now she bought my relative's house for her mother to stay.

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    1. wow, such great personal information..

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  14. After seeing this post I am quite tempted to visit this place when I pass by in future.

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    1. yea, if got the chance I would like to visit too but I will have to take a plane and car to go there for a visit.

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    2. you should come to Ipoh when you are free..

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  15. I have never been to sam poh tong, always just passed by and admired at it's beauty =]

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  16. Has been many long years visited this place when as a young boy. One thing that I can remember vividly, it is so cooling inside the cave.

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    1. it's great to be inside the cave..

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  17. Did not know about The Best Landscaped Garden Award until today. tQ

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  18. I visit Sam Poh Tong every year!

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  19. Yes, can see the fishes! Sharp camera... :)

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  22. opps i must have mistaken this with Ling Sen Tong. The tortoise.

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    1. yes, the tortoises are at Sam Poh Tong..

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  23. the garden is indeed soothing to the eyes. so peaceful

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  24. the bonsai plants too so big. Must have taken many years to grow till this size

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    1. like the bonsai there. Need to have green fingers to maintain it well.

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    2. yes, it needs lots of patience too..

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  25. wondering what is happening to the tortoise. why they getting lesser

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  26. I think the last time I was there may be 30 over years ago. Hahahaha! I am not that old, but I really didn't go there for very very long already.

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    1. The last time I was there may be only in Primary school. I think my parents brought me there one. Now, when we went Ipoh, we would go makan and shopping only.

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    2. So, we have totally forgotten about this place and other temples.

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    3. maybe make a trip to Ipoh and visit it..it's nice..

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  27. I only learnt about Sam Poh tong through text books in school long time ago. never visited there.

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    1. The scenery is nice just like those seen in Hong Kong or China..they maintain it well.

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    2. Don't know whether they allow public to bring some tortoise and let them live in there, there will be more tortoise in that way.

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    3. well, the tortoises there are huge..

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