Ipoh Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village

Ipoh Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village

Ipoh is known for its hidden gems… not only for its delicious Ipoh food, but also scenic landmarks. One of them is known as Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village.

Born and bred in Ipoh for almost 2 decades, I must honestly admit that I didn’t know about this place… at all. Heh.

It’s so hidden in Gunung Rapat (which literally means “tight mountains” in Malay), that I’ve only discovered it recently.

ipoh qing xin ling lake

Besides the usual cave temples in Ipoh, there are lakes surrounded by mountains which were developed as a recreational park.

Qing Xin Ling is a man-made cultural village featuring antiques and also the vintage aspect of the olden days. It feels like you’re somewhere in China when you’re within the vicinity.

ipoh qing xin ling

Although it’s closely linked to the Buddhism religion, Qing Xin Ling is open to the public.

ipoh qing xin ling carpark

Getting to Qin Xin Ling requires you to drive through the residential area of Taman Saikat. The roads can be narrow as it’s a pretty small neighbourhood. Oh, GPS coordinates and location below!

On a weekend, the car park can be congested and it may be challenging to find a parking spot.

ipoh qing xin ling entrance fee

The entrance fee for Qing Xin Ling is RM6 (effective December 2015) while children below the age of 3 can enter for free.

ipoh qing xin ling entrance ticket

Here’s how the entrance ticket looks like. In fact, they’re quite up-to-date on Social Media… they promote their Facebook page, and their website has an embedded chat function!

It’s amusing to see a traditional attraction like this in Ipoh being equipped with technological knowledge.

ipoh qing xin ling house

Qing Xin Ling is a nice place for family gathering and outing with friends. There are several spots for visitors to take photos with.

ipoh qing xin ling view

Since it’s surrounded by mountains, it’s definitely a place to admire the natural cave-stone formations.

Visitors can also juggle trek, ride a bicycle, and fish the fishes in the lake.

ipoh qing xin ling scenery

Apparently the wooden houses surrounding the lake serve as accommodation as well. The rate ranges from RM200 to RM600 per night depending on the size of the house.

I wonder if anyone would actually stay a night here. I mean… not creepy meh?

ipoh qing xin ling chinese quote

Anyway, that’s me with some Chinese phrases which I don’t even understand. There are several of these cards hanging on the wall barrier surrounding the lake.

If I’m not mistaken, the 2 phrases I was holding represent… handsome and wealthy!

Oh, they aren’t? Oh well… it doesn’t matter! ;)

ipoh qing xin ling village

There is a steep walkway that leads visitor to a high ground. There, you can see a better overall view of Qing Xin Ling.

As you walk up the walkway, there are some cliché features like love notes.

ipoh qing xin ling love note

These love notes are hung along the fence.

Besides that, more antique and old school stuff can be seen well-arranged along a row of huts. The exhibition has old bicycles, radio boxes, and antique decorations… to name some.

ipoh qing xin ling antique

So if you’re in Ipoh and have spare time in between meals, drop by Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village to take a stroll and let the food digest.

It can be quite hot and humid there… after all you’re still in Malaysia. So be prepared to be drenched in sweat as you explore Qing Xin Ling.

Perhaps after sweating, you can look for this Mermaid and take a swim with her.

ipoh qing xin ling mermaid

Uhh… maybe not. She’s creepy!

Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village
22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak
Business Hours: Daily 0900-1800
GPS Coordinates: 4.5619, 101.12423

ipoh qing xin ling view



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