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  Spectacular Buddhist Temples :
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

SPECTACULAR BUDDHIST TEMPLES

Perak & Penang

 
 

PERAK

 
 

The state of Perak is known for its cave temples. Mainly situated around the capital city of Ipoh, these temples are fascinating and intriguing attractions. Reputed to be the most beautiful cave temple in Ipoh, the Perak Tong is set within the huge limestone caves of Gunung Tasek, six kilometers north of Ipoh town. The temple was built by Buddhist monks from China in 1926. It has over 40 statues of Lord Buddha with the main statue standing at 12.8 metres. Traditional Chinese paintings, which adorn the walls, depict Buddhist legends and folk tales.

 

Five kilometres south of Ipoh, near Gunung Rapat, lies the famous Sam Poh Tong Temple. An impressive work of art, the temple houses statues of Lord Buddha set amongst the stalactites and stalagmites. According to legend, the cave was discovered by a monk from China. He made it his home and place for meditation. One of the unique attractions of this temple is its 246 steps leading to the top - persevering visitors will be rewarded with a marvelous view of the Ipoh city.

 

The Kek Look Tong is another interesting cave temple. It is situated within huge limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat. The temple?s collection of bronze statues and its manicured garden set it apart from the rest. Visitors to the island resort of Pangkor should visit the Fu Lin Kong Temple. Within the serene setting, visitors will find shady trees, tortoise ponds and a replica of the Great Wall of China.Since

 
 
 

PULAU PINANG / PENANG

 

 

Visitors to Penang will find many ornate and beautiful Chinese temples. One of the most visited is the Kek Lok Si Temple. Standing majestically on a hilltop at Air Hitam, the Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the finest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Built in tiers, the temple boasts the beautifully crafted ?Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas? - a unique combination of Sino-Thai-Burmese architecture. The construction of the temple took over 20 years.

 

Penang?s oldest Buddhist temple is the Goddess of Mercy Temple, located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. Also known as the Kuan Yin Teng, it was built in 1801 by early immigrant settlers from China. The temple is dedicated to two goddesses; Kuan Yin, the goddess who watches over the good and kind as well as Ma Chor Poh, the patron saint of seafarers. The high roof of the main hall is supported by dragonentwined pillars carved out of a green stone. The building is decorated with intricately crafted dragons and sculptured stone lions which are said to be its guardians.

 

The Han Jiang Ancestrial Temple of the Penang Teochew Association, located in Lebuh Chulia, was awarded the 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. Built in the mid-19th century, the temple underwent a major restoration in 2003. The temple reflects the excellent Teochew craftsmanship and architecture. It is the only Teochew temple in Georgetown and one of the best conserved Teochew Association buildings in Southeast Asia.

 
 
 
 

Perak & Penang

SPECTACULAR BUDDHIST TEMPLES

PLACES OF WORSHIP