10 Things To Do @ 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
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10 Things To Do @ 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village
清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village - If I never tell you about this new place which is hidden so well in Malaysia, you wouldn't know it is located in Ipoh instead of China. The other day when I was in Ipoh for the weekend, uncle and aunty brought me to explore this new place that they have heard of. At first I was hesitate to pay the RM4 entry fee to this place but after spending hours exploring this place, I kinda like it as it gave me the feel of getting so close to the nature and feeling peaceful at the same time. This could be the local version of The Banjaran Hotspring as their main selling point is beautiful mountain view with lakes and fish pond. You can do jungle tracking and definitely have many photo spots to take thousand of photos with the vintage themed elements in Qing Xin Ling.
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1. Sit at the swing facing the lake in Qing Xin Ling
To warm up yourself, you can enjoy playing the swing in Qing Xin Ling while enjoy the beautiful scenery there. Kids will definitely love this, adults too (including myself)
|Swing at the lakeside @ Qing Xin Ling|
|The beautiful scenery that you can see once you enter Qing Xin Ling|
2. Take a ride with various kind of bicycle/trishaw around Qing Xin Ling
Since you've paid RM4 entrance fee, there are many kind of rides available for free in Qing Xin Ling. Ranging from old school bicycle for kid and adults, to this vintage trishaw that you can only see in HongKong TVB.
|My girlfriend is not light at all. *just kidding~*|
|Pretty Alice and handsome Michael on this trishaw. Too bad it was locked or else we would have cycle it around|
3. Take your "Ba Zhi" for free and do fortune telling
If you believe in having someone to predict your future, Qing Xin Ling have this service. It is free to get your "Ba Zhi" (Chinese birth date for fortune telling) but I am not sure if there is any extra charges to know your fortune. For me, fortune is under my own hand and I myself is responsible for my own fortune. Do you know that you can change your fortune if you change your behavior and action?? Do more kind things yo~ I do believe in FengShui in a scientific way =)
|Fortune telling service @ Qing Xing Ling|
4. Fish feeding at the pond
There are a few fish ponds in Qing Xin Ling and you can buy packet of fish-feed at RM1 to feed the fish. I am sure your kids gonna love it if the fish is hungry enough to come for your food haha.
5. Explore the vintage side of Qing Xin Ling
The main attraction of Qing Xin Ling is none other than the beautiful nature well kept in this place. You must really explore the whole place especially go up hill to explore the vintage corner along the corridor. The owner of this place put so much efforts in creating the vintage feel and photography spots for you to pose inside. Do check out all the decoration and items that can easily age older than you.
By the time you see this post and go there by yourself, I believe there has been a lot changes and improvement as according to a construction man, he said before CNY this place will gonna be ready for more tourist with more things to look forward to. I believe I saw a dinosaur in the making.
|Classic music album cover on the wall. wall clock and radio that was the main entertainment for 70's|
|This is the vehicle to carry rubber tape and transfer from place to place|
|Old school Yamaha motorbike in the middle of the hill|
|Barber shop in 70's. Check out all the vintage old school decoration!|
|If you know how to admire stones, there is a section for you to spend your time there|
6. Take tons of photos with the vintage props and beautiful scenery
WHen you plan to visit this place, get your camera and smartphone ready to take many photos in this place. I believe you can find interesting stuff to take photo together and back to the 70's. If there are model in CheongSam the photo sure looks a lot more interesting and re-create the vintage feel =)
|First photo with an old school drink store|
|Alice and Michael reminiscence their old time together|
|My favourite shot for them - Uncle cooking Kueh Teow and aunty drink beer while waiting hahaha|
|"I will drive you to wherever you want and spend the rest of my life with you" #TCRandom|
|My girlfriend prefer to look cool with the beautiful sunrays shining through the mountain|
7. Sit back and relax at the pondok with the serenity in Qing Xin Ling
If you love nature and want to be at a quiet place, find a pavilion/summerhouse that you can sit down with your love one and enjoy the serenity with this beautiful surrounding. The weather was really cool even close to the afternoon. Remember to be there early while the mountain is blocking the sunlight for you and the place won't be that crowded.
|Looks like China or not? A "pondok" for you and family to hang out and relax at 清心嶺 Qing Xin Ling|
|Spotted doggy sleeping and relax on one of the swing a.k.a. pondok|
|Another side of Qing Xin Ling with lake and mountain view|
I am not sure how far can you climb but it seems very challenging for me haha. So make sure you have proper sport attire especially climbing shoes because the place will be slippery after rain. I didn't go all the way up because I was wearing slipper only. Another reason for nature lover to explore this place right? Remember to prepare your own food and drinks but don't simply litter at this beautiful place ya, or else Ipoh tiger from the mountain will come out and hunt you down muahaha~ *just kidding*
|Unpaved climbing track all the way uphill at Qing Xin Ling|
|It looks challenging for me if without proper attire and a tour guide|
|Some manmade stairs on the way uphill to the other side of Qing Xin Ling I guess|
9. Check out the nature formation of cave stone around you
If you pay attention to your surrounding, there are actually a lot cute things around you. Like the tiny mushrooms below that bloom after rain, I wouldn't able to spot them if I were walking fast around the Qing Xin Ling. Again, if you know how to admire stone, there's a corner where you can see rare cave-stone formation in there. All natural. I've seen a lot yellow sulphur powder been applied to the cave wall but still you guys better remains cautious if a snake is hiding somewhere inside the cave ya. If you never interrupt it, it definitely won't attack you.
|Cute mushrooms blooming after rain @ Qing Xin Ling|
|Some stone crystals in the cave of Qing Xin Ling|
|A beautiful corner where tree vines swirl down from the mountain|
|Walking between mountain that has water coming down from top|
|Water dripping all the way down from the hill @ Qing Xin Ling|
If you think that a few hours is not enough and you need a quick getaway from the city life, you can choose to stay at the colorful house available in Qing Xin Ling. All the houses are in different size and color so the price varies as well. It is air conditioned but you need to prepare your own towel and toiletries ya.
Each house has their own parking bay too.
|Purple House @ Qing Xin Ling with two rooms and can fit maximum 10 person|
|清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village Price List|
*Promo valid till 31 Dec 2014*
清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village 2015 Price List
At 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village, you can do team building activities or even stay overnight at their colorful houses. You can definitely enjoy barbecue and camp fire if you stay here.
For latest room rates/reservation/booking for Qing Xin Ling, please contact Michael Cheng at 012-5161556. You can also email your inquiries at michaelcheng8[a]hotmail.com
Entrance Fee to explore this cultural village
was RM4 is now RM6. You can always visit here even if you don't plan to stay here. I suggest you to go during weekday as weekend and especially public holiday might be very crowded.
清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village Address:
22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A,
Taman Saikat, Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: 10.00 am - 5.30pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ipohqxl
Tel: 05-312 4140
How to go to Qing Xin Ling 清心嶺
It is easy to go there, just use Waze/Google Map by searching "Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village".
Since parking space at 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village is very limited, you are advised to carpool with your friends and family. Do be considerate by not simply parking at people's housing area especially when you know you might blocking their way. What's better? Drop by Ipoh Qing Xin Ling during non-peak season so your travel photos won't seems too crowded with strangers in it. Avoid weekend too especially during holiday.
|A view of the surrounding of Qing Xin Ling uphill|
|Met a cute kid before we left. So cute!!|
|That's all about 清心嶺休闲文化村 Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village - TianChad.com #TCSelfie|
Found this cool skyview video of Qing Xin Ling, the environment and interior of their colorful house. You will have a better idea of this place after watch it yo. My video is ready up on my YouTube Channel!
PS: All photos above were captured using Samsung NX30 and further processed using Adobe Lightroom 5
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