x

lifestyle

There's A 'Hidden' Lake & Cultural Village Surrounded By Limestone Caves In Malaysia

Take a stroll through the narrow alleys and reminisce antiques on display.

Cover image via @chibikt (Instagram) & @rj.rongjie (Instagram)

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for our latest stories and breaking news.

Tucked between two famous cave temples in Ipoh is this secluded gem that'll make you feel like you've been transported to a nostalgic '60s era

Known as Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village, this scenic attraction almost resembles Guilin, China with its unrivalled landscape of limestone hills, lakes, old school structures, and boats. 

Located just a 20-minute drive from Ipoh town, this charming little spot will take you back in time as you walk through narrow alleys speckled with traditional stalls displaying antiques

When you enter, you can either wander around on foot, or take one of the bicycles or trishaws for a spin around the village for free. The entire place is said to take about an hour or two maximum to be fully explored.

Though it's more of a chill stroll through nature, there are several activities you can do, such as feed the fishes (RM1 per packet of food), reminisce at all of the old furniture and vintage items, throw a picnic, and just take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding limestone hills.

With many beautiful photo-ops all over the area, it is recommended to go early in the morning, if you want to avoid any crowds and simply enjoy the peaceful, breezy air

The entrance fee is RM12 per person (for those above seven years old); and RM20 for foreigners

Some websites online said that tickets must be booked in advance, while one visitor told SAYS that they gave them a call and were told that they could purchase a ticket at the front entrance because it was not busy on the day. 

Before heading there, just give them a call (+605-3124140 or +6012-5161556), or collect the tickets from Syarikat Perabut Kota, which is located in Jalan Sultan Nazrin Shah, Ipoh (a five- to 10-minute drive from the village entrance).

Address
2A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A,
Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.

Operating hours
9am – 5pm (Monday to Saturday)
Closed on Sunday.

Check out this other stunning lake tucked within a mysterious tunnel in Ipoh:

If you love exploring, here are more places to excite your adventurous soul: