Serenity at its best
Tune Hotel - Ipoh
No. 2, The Host,
Perak Darul Ridzuan,
One of the most majestic white marble and limestone towers in Malaysia is the Gunung Tempurung. Concealed within this limestone massif is an intricate system of caves of various dimensions honeycombed inside the limestone hills. These caves are actually a breathtaking gallery of stalagmites and stalactites and other amazing rock formations which are superb speleogical wonders found only in this part of the world.
Perak Tong, a limestone cave temple, is located at Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 6km to the north of Ipoh. This temple houses over 40 Buddha statues, the centre piece being a 12.8m high sitting Buddha. Beyond the main altar, there is a passage which leads into the interior of the cave. After a steep climb of 385 steps, the cave opens again to reveal a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.
Sam Poh Tong, discovered in 1912, is a Chinese Buddhist Temple within a natural limestone hill. Developed by the Buddhist community, the temple has now becomean 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.