A few weeks back we went on a spontaneous trip to Genting. It was my friend’s birthday and we told him to not plan anything for the entire day. I made three cards with possible agendas and he had to pick one. One was Cameron Highlands, another – Genting and the third was a fun trip around KL. He decided to mix the KL and Genting and that made a day road trip for the 5 of us.
On our way back from Genting Highlands we stopped at the Chin Swee Caves Temple, this temple was built in 1994 by the same guy who built Genting Highlands. In short, since gambling is officially prohibited in Malaysia, there was a guy who though, hey, I’ll make my own casino. With blackjack and a theme park. The latter is now closed to soon become a Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park in 2016.
But back to the temple. This is the first temple I’ve seen that has its own Facebook page.
Unfortunately, I can’t say much about the temple itself, because I don’t know. This is what I found on the web. “The kaleidoscopic Nine-Colour Dragon Wall of Luck greets you to this magnificent place of worship.”
“In the grounds of the main temple stand the statues of Buddha and Goddess Kuan-Yin. Countless other statues from Chinese mythology allow opportunities for photography.”
“There is also a nine-storey pagoda with 10,000 blessing lamps and countless figurines of Buddha. The roofs, caves and walls of the main temple are decorated with intricately carved motifs, dragons, unicorns and phoenixes.”
“Another highlight is the Chambers of Hell, which takes you on an educational tour of the basic teachings of Taoism and Buddhism.”
Crisp fresh air, beautiful scenery, vibrant temple, we felt very blessed and relaxed there.
So if you are in KL and have 4-5 hours to spare, make sure you go to the Genting area. Not necessarily to the casinos (I would skip that part completely), just the temple. And the theme park once it’s ready.
Cheers to friends, weekend trips and seeing new things!