When we went back to Ipoh last weekend, we decided to explore a new place which I have heard of not too long ago. This place is called The Mirror Lake or Tasik Cermin. It is located in Simpang Pulai and near the famous Sam Poh Tong Cave. The Mirror Lake is well hidden inside the limestone caves and has a mysterious vibe. We had to pass through a quarry in order to reach the mouth of the tunnel. Walked into the dark tunnel and you can see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. How apt is this idiom? Once you come out of the tunnel, you will see the lake which is surrounded by the limestone caves.
I was a lil disappointed when I saw the lake because it wasn’t as clear as some of the photos I have seen online. Perhaps it was due to the dry season. There were many tourists that day (long weekend) and I couldn’t get a nice view of the seating area looking out to the lake. I do wonder who built the seating area and look-out point of this lake.
Missy was so excited to see the tunnel. She wished she could see some bats in there. I know I will be running helter-skelter if her wish came true.
My mom said the small roundish leaves are known as the Wild Betel Leaves (Daun Kadok) which are used to make Otak Otak (Nyonya Fish Custard)
The tunnel from the lake looking out. Missy said it reminds her of a scene in Train To Busan.
This hidden gem makes a nice photography setting and those who are looking for some back-to-nature experience.