Malaysia – Ipoh – Fruit Gardens and the Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple/Zen Gardens

– JULY 12, 2015

Our taxi driver took us to see some local fruit at a specialty garden.  Here they grew pomelos, dragon fruit and star fruit.  They covered them in plastic and newspaper to keep the moisture with the fruit in this climate.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – Jill standing beside one of the pomelos.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – pomelo with wrapped ones in the background.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – pomelos.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – pomelos in plastic.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – pomelos wrapped in newspaper.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – a dragon fruit.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – a dragon fruit.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – a dragon fruit.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – star fruit wrapped in plastic.

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Ipoh Fruit Gardens – star fruit wrapped in plastic.

After the free tour, they tried to get us to buy some fruit.  Of course they gave us the tourist rates which were more expensive than what it costs to buy them in Canada!  We passed on the purchase and continued on to visit Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and the Zen Gardens.

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

The cave temple lead to an outdoor protected space.  The Zen Garden was beautiful with a contemplation pond.

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens – they really had to post signs here to tell people not to swim or fish in the contemplation pond. That’s absurd!

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

This is it for Ipoh, as we are taking a train tonight to head to the more advanced city of Penang.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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