Explore the Perak Cave Temple in Ipoh

Cave TemplePerak Cave Temple Ipoh, Malaysia

Whether or not a religious person, a trip to the Perak Cave Temple is something you can not miss when in Ipoh, Malaysia. Ipoh remains gifted with around 30 cave temples and the Perak Cave Temple is one among them. The limestone cave opens up to give a spectacular view of the golden Buddha Statue and other deities that the locals worship. The cave adorns itself with colourful artwork and ancient murals depicting characters and events from Chinese mythology. If you look closely, you can notice Chinese calligraphy painted on the walls depicting tales of the temple founders.

Golden statue of Buddha
Golden statue of Buddha

The Cavern of Perak Cave Temple

Once you move past the initial temple, you reach a narrow 400 steps stone stairway. The climb up those slippery stairs is worth the striking view of the city and its surrounding limestone mountains. Despite the long climb in the Malaysian heat, the caves on the top are surprisingly cool. You can unwind at the gazebos as you absorb the gorgeous view of the landscaped gardens in front of the temple. Meanwhile, you can even grab a bite and cup of tea at one of the small stalls found around the 

A scenic view from the temple gazebos
A scenic view from the temple gazebos

Ask your local guide from Locaguide to take you to the hidden stalls where you can have your fortune told. Or meanwhile, walk around to indulge in some retail therapy as you shop for souvenirs to take home from Ipoh.

The Perak Cave Temple serves as the perfect getaway if you want to enjoy your vacation in a natural setting. You get to explore the cave and its multiple spots that offer the breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Here, you can also try your hand at photography and capture some truly gorgeous pictures of the city down below.


Visit Ipoh’s haunted Kellie’s Castle

Kellie's Castle

On your trip to Ipoh, Malaysia you cannot miss visiting the Kellie’s Castle. A truly haunting experience, either at the sight of the castle or because of the multiple supernatural sightings. Situated a short drive from the city of Ipoh, the best way to reach the castle would be a private taxi. Your local tour guide from Locaguide can help you book and negotiate the correct fare for the same.

The Kellie's Castle
The Kellie’s Castle

Sightings at Kellie’s Castle

Built by a Scottish engineer as a gift for his wife, but left incomplete due to his untimely death; the castle remains filled with stories from locals and tourist of the supernatural sightings and historical facts. Those revolving around the castle’s construction, about the types of materials used and the ancient methods of construction. The castle alongside also makes for a photographer’s paradise! With sights and a labyrinth of underground paths, the castle takes quite a few hours to explore and experience the haunting sensation.

Ruins of Kellie's Castle
Ruins of Kellie’s Castle

Get talking with the locals or other tourists around when you visit the castle. And you stand bound to hear at least a couple of stories that involve a sighting or experience involving the undead. A few stories by the locals are descriptive enough to send chills down your spine. If you possibly want to get a first-hand ghostly experience then consult your local guide from Locaguide. He/ She may take you to the spots that might hold multiple sightings and gain an experience of your own to share with others.

Include Kellie’s Castle in your Malaysia itinerary not only for the haunting stories and experiences but for the gorgeous sight. Also, not to forget the picture-perfect views of the castle. All in all this place would make you feel like a pro photographer because of the ideal design.  


The Mystical Borobudur Temple of Yogyakarta

Buddha statueStatue of Buddha at Borobudur Temple

Built amidst a medley of green paddies and swaying palms, Borobudur Temple is a mammoth Buddhist monument. It survived through the volcanic eruptions, bombs and earthquakes to remain as alluring as during the 9th century. An impressive temple as it stands, one must not miss a visit to the Borobudur Temple during the Indonesia tour.

A view of the Borobudur Temple
A view of the Borobudur Temple

With an aerial view that resembles the lotus, a sacred flower in Indonesian culture, the temple is not an experience to be missed. Made up of two million slabs of lava rock, reaching a height of 115ft and housing close to 1,500 carved story panels and 504 statues of the Buddha, the Borobudur temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Designed in the shape of a mandala, the layout of the temple symbolizes the cosmetology of the universe according to Buddhist teachings. The temple is built is three levels — the world of lust and desire (Kamadhatu), the world of form (Rupadhatu) and the formless world (Arupadhatu). It also consists of six terraces, three circular platforms and 504 Buddha statues. Moreover, each terrace possesses a different posture of Buddha’s statue. The postures depict contact with earth, giving and helping, meditation, fearlessness, teaching and learning, and turning the wheel of dharma. 

Apart from being the single most popular attraction, Borobudur Temple continues as an important place of worship for Indonesian Buddhists. Make certain to ask your local guide from Locaguide to show you around the temple complex. Also, ask him to help you join the locals during their daily prayers if you wish.

Architecture of Borobudur Temple

When to visit The Borobudur temple

If you are planning a visit to the Borobudur temple, the best time to be there is at sunrise. The views of the sun lighting up the structure and the mist creeping down the monument formed a magical combination. Therefore, transporting you to an era in the past when the temple was truly at its mystical best!