Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village (清心岭休闲文化村) is an Ipoh attraction that’s not that easy to find but it’s worth it!
Qing Xin Ling means “serene hill” in Mandarin.
Close to some Ipoh cave temples in Gunung Rapat, the stunning recreational park features a cultural village with a lake and limestone hills all around!
Similar to China’s Guilin!
There’s plenty to see and do in the park. Perfect for spending time with friends and family! Make new memories and rekindle old ones!
Table of contents:
- How To Go To Qing Xin Ling
- Qin Xin Ling Tickets Price
- Where To Buy Qing Xin Ling Ticket
- Things To Do At Qing Xin Ling
How To Go To Qing Xin Ling
Buses won’t stop right at the entrance of the park. Which is a little inconvenient!
So you’re left with driving there yourself, taking a Grab or including the place into a private tour service!
Where Is Qing Xin Ling?
Qing Xin Ling is a 20-minute drive away from Ipoh town. If you plan to drive there, the google coordinates are 4.561985,101.124030.
Or you can key in “Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village” into your Google Maps or Waze app.
It can still be perplexing if it’s your first time driving there because there is poor signage available. Plus, the road into the park is quite narrow.
You know you’ve made it to the entrance when you can see a huge statue of the Chinese God of Fortune beside a tree with red ribbons hanging from it!
In case you are thinking about taking a tour:
Qin Xin Ling Tickets Price
Tickets to the recreational park cost RM10 for anyone who is above 7 years old.
However, the Qing Xin Ling ticket counter is not at the park or the entrance of the park!
Where To Buy Qing Xin Ling Ticket
Instead, you will have to buy them at Syarikat Perabot Kota.
And not on the day you plan to go because they do not accept walk-in visitors!
Tickets must be booked at least one day ahead especially if you have a large group as they do have a daily quota for visitors to Qing Xin Ling!
Reserve a slot by placing a phone call first (+605-312 4140 or +6012-516 1556).
After your reservation is confirmed, head to Syarikat Perabot Kota where you will have to leave your vehicle registration number with the Qing Xin Ling staff there.
What Do The Tickets Include?
With the purchase of tickets, you can:
- Enter Qing Xin Ling
- Rent bicycles and Vietnamese straw hats
- Use the toilet (for no extra charge)
- Have a simple map of the park (not sure if they still give these out!)
- Stay in the park for as long as you like (within opening hours, of course!)
Things To Do At Qing Xin Ling
Besides admiring the gorgeous scenery and natural limestone formations, you can:
1. Ride around the park on a trishaw or bicycle
It’s a fun way to cover more ground in the park. There are the normal single bicycles, tandem bikes as well as family bicycles!
2. Make a wish!
At the center of the park is an ancient Banyan tree.
Visitors can write their wishes on red ribbons which will be hung on the Banyan tree by the staff later.
3. Snap some photos!
Qing Xin Ling is very Instagram friendly. Hard not to be, with such an amazing backdrop!
The props, lakeside chalets and art installations help make things more interesting.
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4. Bring up nostalgic memories looking at all their antique collection!
The lakeside chalets house antiques on display. These date back between the 60’s and 80’s.
Elderly Malaysians will be thrilled to point out what these artifacts were used for back in their younger days.
5. Take a walk up Memory Lane
Go past windmills and reenactments of old street stalls from the 80’s on a winding stone path that slopes upward.
Two entwined Dinosaur statues mark the end of the walk. Random? Yes.
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6. Swing with a good view of the lake!
Not a bad photo opportunity either!
7. Learn your future through Ba Zhi
You’ll need to know how to read Chinese for this one. Or have someone to translate it for you.
Your fortune will be based on your Chinese birthday.
8. Feed the fish!
Buy some fish food (RM1 per packet) to feed the fish in the park. There is more than one pond!
9. Explore the mountains around.
If you go early in the morning, the sun rays enhance the beauty of the limestone hills!
Some people even pay extra to have a pre-wedding photoshoot here!
10. Chill at one of the rest stops (pondok)
Such stunning surroundings deserves a slower pace. Take a breather and stop to appreciate the tranquility here.
11. Bring a picnic
Make use of the many picnic spots around the park! Just don’t leave behind your trash around to spoil the park for others!
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Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village is definitely a must-see gem in Ipoh if you have time in your Ipoh itinerary.
You get to be out in the beautiful outdoors and the activities are fun and easy for all ages!
Allocate at least 2 hours to fully enjoy the place!