The main purpose of this trip is actually to eat ;) Of course if just eating alone would add on extra pounds so to balance things up, we walked around Ipoh town as well.
Just in case if you are wondering, Taiping is only about 40 mins of car ride away from Ipoh.
We left home early, reached Ipoh at 9am, waited for our tour guide near Parkson
虽然我们对怡保不陌生，不过这天还是要朋友 Kim 来当导游。。毕竟她才知道哪里的道地东西好吃/有什么地方好玩（因为我们平时去怡保都是去shopping罢了，哈哈）
Din't bring Aden along as he followed my in laws to Sitiawan (actually he din't have a choice also la :p) So both hubs and I had our own sweet times this day ;)
First stop, Lin Sen Tong temple.
The place is well maintained, very clean!
Here's our personal tour guide, Kim
她就是我们的私人导游 Kim 啦！
Friends, Karen and hubs, Boy
Cheery and her family
The youngest tour member this day
The 3 big children
There're a lot of deities around, some for photography purpose
Like this one, I love this shot!
The ladies of the trip~
Next we walked to Nan Tian Tong, this is called the 'longevity bridge', so whoever step on the bridge can live longer now (Hayley's interpretation). But you have to be extra careful when walking onto the bridge, not because of worrying you'll fall into the pond, but worrying that you or your belongings would snatched by the wild monkeys around. There're MANY monkeys here and trust me, they don't look tame.
Walked into the Nan Tian Tong temple and there's this steep staircase.......
Time to exercise folks! Luckily I am not afraid of heights, else I'd choose to wait down stair......
Actually you can see Ipoh's view if you climb further up, but because the next staircase looks dark we din't proceed further. Anyway, since we're here must take a group photo as memory! Photo taken by a gwai lou who was coincidentally there! (
I have some fates with gwai lou lately, LOL!)
我们都还年轻难得来到了我们还是不要错过啦！来拍个全体照留念一下！刚好有个鬼佬在并且 offer 帮我们拍照！嘻嘻~
After Nan Tian Tong, we walked to Sam Poh Tong which is just next to each other. The main attraction here is the tortoise pond. Hundreds of big and small tortoises here!
You can buy kangkung or tomatoes from the old ladies around here and feed the tortoises.
But it's more worth to buy tomatoes because they love it!
And there's also a hidden Shao Lin Si here! xD
Next, we took a 5 minutes car ride to Guan Yin Dong.
Also another beautiful and well maintained place!
Took a photo with the animal zodiac here.... Can you tell our zodiac? (Easy la!)
And I saw this interesting painting on the door. Guess how old is this body line? (Answer in the last photo below)
A group shot! Love this one very much, we were standing on the big chess board (This time no gwai lou so have to use self timer :p)
uncles men of the trip
There's a small Japan-themed garden
The view around this place is nice!
After that, Kim brought us to Ji Le Tong.
The cave is quite big, lots of swallows here! Got bird nests also I think, hehe~
The beautiful and serene lake attract me the most! Such a nice place for a evening jog/walk.
Leaving those caves, we dropped by Kellie's Castle while we were on the way to Tg Tualang for dinner.
吃晚餐前的最后一站就是 Kellie's Castle。不过因为两年前进去看过了所以这次只有4个友人进去，其他的就在外面等。。它的确是一个荒废了的城堡不过也是鬼屋一个~~
The information center had been renovated, too bad the thousands of irritating flies spoils the whole thing. Anyway, 5 of us din't go inside the castle this time cause we had already visited the castle 2 years ago, so we waited for the rest outside
And finally the answer for the question is.................
Tada~ Did you guess it right? Hehehe.... (No prize for guessing it right though)