Update: Direction with map (at the end of the post)
I love visiting all kinds of Chinese temples. Even in my travels, most of them include at least a visit to the temple.
Over the festive holidays, I took the opportunity to visit this particular temple located at Sitiawan, almost an hour’s drive from Ipoh. Truth be told, I have never set foot in Sitiawan for more than a decade, so I vaguely remember what we did the last time we were here. Lumut is another place I have not seen for a long time. Perhaps, another time.
Back to the story, the temple is located deep inside a kampung by the coast at Pasir Panjang. The main attraction drawing crowds of local and out-of-town visitors are 98 statues of deities and animals from the Chinese lunar calendar on the well-landscaped three-hectare compound.
There are also 11 giant statues facing the sea, and flanked by smaller statues in front of the cement courtyard.
There is also a path called Monkey Garden where you can take a stroll along the concrete path surrounding by mangrove trees. Perhaps due to human negligence, most of the mangrove trees were dead. There were a lot rubbish in the mangrove swamp too, what an eyesore.
And a video for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
I notice some visitors are having difficulty getting to the place, so here is the map from NST. Hope this will help.
Alternatively, follow this direction from Google Maps. This direction does not lead you straight to the temple, but should be able to take you to the road leading to the village. There are plenty of signboards once you are about to reach.
Tua Pek Kong Temple,
Kampung Pasir Panjang, Sitiawan.