Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Return of Perak Cave Temple@Ipoh - 霹靂洞的回歸!




It is time to give my readers some real blogging posts! OH YES! After slacking for so long, off with the movie posts. This time, I am gonna promote Perak Caves@ Ipoh. It is also known as 霹雳洞。Actually, this famous cave was closed down for about a year due to this incident (here).Therefore, it only reopened this year 2010!  (WARNING: REALLY A LOT PHOTOS - LOADING WILL TAKE SOME TIME, PLZ BE PATIENT BECOZ A LOT NICE PHOTOS(^^))


As Ipoh-rian, I had been there a few times. Actually, I went there when I was really small. I still remembered that time I was really timid and afraid to climb the stairs. As for my cousins and siblings, they were fearlessly running up and down. So, I was like a little prince back then as my aunts and parents took turn to carry me up the mountain(^^)~!~~~Anyway, those were the good old days. 


Coming to the future, this time, I went along with my besties  - Kokleong and Kaheng. Yes, since Mr. KL stayed at home during his summer break, it was ashamed to not go out and explore Ipoh. Therefore, I picked this particular cave because it was ngam ngam reopened. 



Perak Cave

The entrance and the surrounding of Perak Cave Temple. It really incorporated the true essence of Chinese-style architecture in its premises. I really fell in love with this temple again and again. 



Perak Cave

Walking inside towards the cave temple, there were a lot of wall-paintings, mostly on the Gods and Goddesses of Chinese Odyssey. Of course, the statues of Buddha was also stunning, poising in the temple. 



Perak Cave

What is so unique about Perak Caves is that there are a lot of small little passages that lead you to the same place. Oh yeah, it is really like a little labyrinth there. So, as explorers, we ventured to the behind part of the temple which has the staircase up to the top of the mountain. After walking for roughly 10 - 20 minutes, we reached the upper part of the mountain. 



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At the upper part, it was like another realm with a small temple there. Yes, really special. On our way, the little visitors - monkeys were following us. Our lovely friend, Kaheng was really afraid of the monkey. Hmmm, anyway, only me and KL continued to the top even tough little raindrops started to pour down!



peak of perak cave

Omg, the panoramic view up there was superb! It was really breathtaking . However, may I warn you all there, the track up there was really steep! Therefore, you all might be extra careful. If raining, not advisable to climb the stairs and also around 4 or 4.30pm, visitors are prohibited to climb the stairs. Therefore, be early a bit^^.

  Small gallery

My favourite site: The “佛” is my Zen(^^)


The industrial Area - Tasek.


Our Footprint @ Perak Cave Temple





   


13 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice view from the peak

Sebastian Workshop said...

Went there quite free times.....

dUn_K said...

have been there several times ... support Ipoh !

Ken said...

Nice scenery!
Ugh... I missed it on my last Ipoh trip!

Xjion89 said...

[Borneo Falcon]
yup, it is~~^^

[Sebastian] free times? hahaha^^

[dUn_k] yup, support Ipoh!!!!

[Ken] nvm, include this in ur next trip^^

KwOnG FeI said...

nice view of the temple and its surroundings..
my friends never bring me here before...
they only stuffed my stomach with perak foods..
i only went to gua tempurung in perak..

Xjion89 said...

hehehe, yup, ipoh is famous with
tauge,
food,
beauties,
heong pin,
pamelo
and cavessssssss templeeeeee~^^

3quarks said...

been there twice and went up to the top too. had photos of the same scenery:)

Lisa717 said...

i hv been there once.. but never climb up the stairs.. after reading this post~ wow..the view is super awesome!! if there is a chance, i would climb up there too!!

renaye said...

wah nice temple!!!

RYC: thanks for the advise. =)

Xjion89 said...

[3quarks] oooo, frm ipoh 2?

[lisa]u shud try to climb climb, will be surprise ^^!

[renaye] go visit^^ ooo, u r welcome^^

yewenyi said...

My father was born and bred in Ipoh, so I visited my family there last year and visited the temple. It was great, though we did not climb all the way to the top as I suffer from vertigo.

Xjion89 said...

hahahaha, too bad, can try next time. it is quite easy^^