While Sam Poh Tong is overrated in my opinion, Kek Lok Tong is sorely underrated. Even though Kek Lok Tong has a bunch of positive reviews online (more than Sam Poh Tong), it doesn’t get half the recognition that Sam Poh Tong receives. It is completely omitted from some top Ipoh attraction lists and only makes it on to more broad lists. I didn’t even know about this temple until my mom suggested that I visit it.
Hovering in the middle of the pond is the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin.
-- The Meaning of Kek Lok Tong is Ultimate Bliss or Great Happiness . it is located at Gunung Rapat and it is not that easy to find , need to go through residential area before arriving at Kek Lok Tong . The cave has been used as a place of worship since the 1920's but during the 1960's the area was engaged in iron mining and parts of the cave were excavated for this activity .