Qing Xin Ling Leisure And Cultural Village At Ipoh

Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village (清心岭休闲文化村) is an Ipoh attraction that’s out of Ipoh Old Town. But it’s worth visiting if you enjoy the outdoors!

The park is run by a local Buddhist association and Qing Xin Ling means “serene hill” in Mandarin.

And there’s plenty to see and do in the park. Perfect for spending time with friends and family! Make new memories or rekindle old ones!

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How To Go To Qing Xin Ling

Close to some Ipoh cave temples in Gunung Rapat and within a residential area, the stunning recreational park features a cultural village.

Highlights of this park are the lake and limestone hills all around, similar to China’s Guilin!

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village In Ipoh
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village In Ipoh – Photo by Travelswithsun

Unfortunately, buses don’t stop right at the entrance of the park which is a little inconvenient (especially if you don’t have your own transport).

So you’re left with:

  • driving there yourself,
  • taking a Grab
  • or including the place as part of your itinerary with a private tour service!

Location: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5a, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Opening Hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Contact: +605-312 4140 (or +6012-516 1556)

Entrance Fee: RM12/person (applicable for those above 7 years old); RM20/person for foreigner

Tip: Call before you go as the place may be closed on certain public holidays!

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Where Is Qing Xin Ling?

Qing Xin Ling is a 20-minute drive away from Ipoh town. If you plan to drive there, the coordinates are 4.561985,101.124030.

Or you can key in “Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village” into your preferred navigation app.

Cycle Or Walk Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Cycle Or Walk Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

It can still be confusing if it’s your first time driving there. Because the road to Qing Xin Ling doesn’t look like a place where there would be a park for tourists.

The only signage for the park consists of yellow banners.

There is a large open-air carpark and further in are some toilets and the ticket counter for Qin Xing Ling.

Notes:

  • Try to carpool if you can.
  • It is not socially acceptable to park anywhere you please as Qing Xin ling is in a residential area (Taman Saikat)!
  • The park is way less crowded on a weekday

In case you are thinking about taking a tour:

Book a private Ipoh tour by sending RayTheToura message on WhatsApp or Facebook!

Qin Xin Ling Ticket Price

Tickets to the recreational park cost RM12 for any Malaysian above 7 years old.

Note: Kids under 7 get to go in for free!

Where To Buy Qing Xin Ling Tickets

There may be some confusion on where to buy Qing Xin Ling tickets because previously, walk-in visitors were not allowed and you had to buy the tickets at Syarikat Perabot Kota. Which is further away from the park!

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.

Thankfully, you can now buy Qing Xin Ling tickets at the counter at the entrance of the park.

You Can Walk Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
You Can Walk Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

Furthermore, tickets must be booked at least one day ahead for large groups as they do have a daily quota for visitors to Qing Xin Ling!

Note: The quota is something like a total of 60 cars per day.

Reserve a slot by placing a phone call first (+605-312 4140 or +6012-516 1556).

What Do The Tickets Include?

With the purchase of tickets, you can:

  1. Enter Qing Xin Ling
  2. Rent bicycles
  3. Use any of the toilets (for no extra charge)
  4. Park your car in the car park in front of the park
  5. Stay in the park for as long as you like (within opening hours, of course!)

Note: The tickets do not include the cost of any animal food or beverages sold inside the park.

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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 normal single bicycles, tandem bikes as well as family bicycles!

Bicycles Are Free To Use At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Bicycles Are Free To Use At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun
Tourists Cycling Around The Exhibits At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Tourists Cycling Around The Exhibits At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

The bikes are well-maintained but there is a shortage of bikes around 11am. Don’t be surprised if someone takes your bike while you’re exploring the little huts around the lake.

Banyan wish tree at Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Banyan wish tree at Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to vincent_qwq (Instagram)

Tip: Some areas are off-limit to the bicycles!

2. Make A Wish!

At the center of the park is a large Banyan tree.

Visitors can write their wishes on red ribbons (costs RM3) which you can hang (or thrown) onto the Banyan tree.

Banyan Wishing Tree At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Banyan Wishing Tree At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

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 colorful and interesting.

Exhibit Huts Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Exhibit Huts Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

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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.

Some Of The Antiques On Display At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Some Of The Antiques On Display At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

There are things like old typewriters, Malay traditional costumes, old firemen’s equipment, and weighing scales.

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 the colorful windmills above the park and see reenactments of old street stalls from the 80’s on a winding stone path that slopes upward.

Colorful Windmills At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Colorful Windmills At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun
Vintage Set Up At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Vintage Set Up At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun
Vintage Street At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Vintage Street At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

Two entwined Dinosaur statues mark the end of the walk. Random? Yes.

Dinosaur Statues And Chinese Horroscope Drums At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Dinosaur Statues And Chinese Horroscope Drums At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

Note: You can’t buy anything from these stalls as they’re just for show!

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6. Swing With A Good View Of The Lake!

Sit at any of the benches around the lake. There are swings at the front of the park where you can have a nice view of the lake too.

Lakeside Swings At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Lakeside Swings At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

These are great photo opportunities!

Tip: The lake is more still (and reflective) before the breeze picks up around 11am

The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

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.

Ba Zhi fortune telling at Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Ba Zhi fortune telling at Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to axerine (Instagram)

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!

And there are little stations around the park where you can get the feed and drop the payment into money boxes.

They have some large turtles in the lake!

Large Turtle In The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Large Turtle In The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

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!

Note: This part was closed off to visitors when we visited in August 2022

Natural limestone beauty at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Natural limestone beauty at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to ddalok(Instagram)

Note: Some steps up the hills are quite slippery after rain.

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.

One Of The Huts Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
One Of The Huts Around The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

There is a small beverage stall within the park too. It’s under a cliff face and not far from the entrance and surrounded by a collection of rocks and antiques.

Bicycles And Beverage Stall At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Bicycles And Beverage Stall At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

11. See The Pinnacles

If you don’t look up, you might miss these curious natural formations by the edge of the lake, further in the park.

Narrow Walkway At The Far End Of The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Narrow Walkway At The Far End Of The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun
Pinnacles At The Back End Of The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Pinnacles At The Back End Of The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

There are also some small caves and 3D mural art (mostly faded) to check out.

3D Mural Art At The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
3D Mural Art At The Lake At Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – Photo by Travelswithsun

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Conclusion

Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village is definitely a must-see gem in Ipoh if you have time in your Ipoh itinerary.

The entrance fee is affordable and you get to be out in the beautiful outdoors. Moreover, the activities are fun and easy for all ages!

Allocate at least 1 hour to fully enjoy the place!

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