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).