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 not that easy to find. But it’s worth it!

Qing Xin Ling means “serene hill” in Mandarin.

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, the stunning recreational park features a cultural village. With a lake and limestone hills all around!

Similar to China’s Guilin!

Unfortunately, buses don’t stop right at the entrance of the park. Which is a little inconvenient!

清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to alexnck2104 (Instagram)

So you’re left with:

  • driving there yourself,
  • taking a Grab
  • or including the place into a private tour service!

Note: Tickets are not sold at the park. Refer to the section “Qin Xin Ling Tickets Price” further down this same post!

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

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

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

Entrance Fee: RM10/person (applicable for those above 7 years old)

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 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.

Qing Xin Ling attractions at the base of a limestone hill
Qing Xin Ling attractions at the base of a limestone hill – photo credits to williamthow8829 (Instagram)

It can still be confusing if it’s your first time driving there. Because there is poor signage available. Plus, the road into the park is quite narrow.

The park is in a residential area.

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!

Resident goat at Qing Xin Ling
Resident goat at Qing Xin Ling – photo credits to williamthow8829 (Instagram)

Notes:

  • Parking spaces are very limited.
  • 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 us a message on WhatsApp or Facebook!

Qin Xin Ling Ticket Price

Tickets to the recreational park cost RM10 for anyone who is above 7 years old.

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

However, the Qing Xin Ling ticket counter is not at the park or the entrance of the park!

Update (June 2020) – There is staff at the entrance selling tickets now but we think you should still call ahead so you don’t waste your time!

Where To Buy Qing Xin Ling Ticket

Instead, you will have to buy them at Syarikat Perabot Kota.

Syarikat Perabot Kota
Syarikat Perabot Kota – photo from their Facebook

Location: 164-166, Jalan sultan nazrin shah, Taman Sri Rokam, 31350 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 9:30am to 6:30pm (Closed on Sundays)

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

And not on the day you plan to go because they do not accept walk-in visitors!

But first:

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!

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).

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:

  1. Enter Qing Xin Ling
  2. Rent bicycles and Vietnamese straw hats
  3. Use the toilet (for no extra charge)
  4. Have a simple map of the park (not sure if they still give these out!)
  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 food 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 the normal single bicycles, tandem bikes as well as family bicycles!

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 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.

Colorful lakeside chalets at Qing Xin Ling recreational park
Colorful lakeside chalets at Qing Xin Ling recreational park – photo credits to projectartz12 (Instagram)

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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.

Antique television sets at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Antique television sets at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to joshuatan_spa (Instagram)

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.

Memory Lane at Qing Xin Ling in Ipoh
Memory Lane at Qing Xin Ling in Ipoh – photo credits to eeziyang (Instagram)

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

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!

Not a bad photo opportunity either!

Qing Xin Ling lake
Qing Xin Ling lake – photo credits to williamthow8829 (Instagram)

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!

Fish pond at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Fish pond at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village – photo credits to – joezai90 (Instagram)

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!

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.

There is a small coffee shop within the park too. We’re pretty sure it’s not always open.

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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Conclusion

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 1 hour to fully enjoy the place!

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