Here were some of the excited moments in 2012 where I was lucky to be presence.
Angkor complex, Borobudur and Prambanan and many other ancient sites are worth visiting.
Every individual has a story behind them. So the faces and portraits always make longer impression than the sceneries. I am glad that I met them (and many others) in the past few months.
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I am doing a review on some of the crazy moments in 2012 that we have to wake up before dawn or to chase the sunset.
2012 January @ Angkor Wat
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One of the tourist attraction in Ipoh is cave temples. Sam Poh Tong is one the 3 more popular cave temples in Ipoh.
If I have to rank the 3 temples, my liking is in the following order:
(1) Kek Look Tong 极乐洞
(2) Perak Tong 霹雳洞
(3) Sam Poh Tong 三宝洞
Kinta Valley is famous for tin cores and limestone. One accessible place to view the magical works of nature in the form of limestone sculpture is the free visit to Kek Look Temple.
Most of the caves in Kinta Valley are around 250 to 350 million years old.
The towering Stalactite (grows from the ceiling) and stalagmite (grows from the floor). When they meets after million years of water dripping, column of pillars are formed. You can see the silhouette on the right.
Out of all the cave temples in Kinta Valley (Ipoh, Perak), Kek Look Tong did one thing absolutely right. That is to co-exist with the caves in the most possible ways.
Bronze was used to make the statues, and the copper colour blends nicely with the colour of the limestone caves.
Other decorative statues are about 2 inches high, almost invisible.
Kek Look Tong could be one the more impressive cave temple in Ipoh (Kinta Valley).
It situated inside the residential area of Gunung Rapat, a small detour from Gopeng Road.
The garden behind the temple is surrounded by hills and has a nice pond (used to be mining lake).