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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands

At 8am the next morning, we drove up to Genting for breakfast.  We drove there this time as the first shuttle would only leave Awana Hotel at 10.30am.  We had KFC at the hilltop and had a quick stroll around before bidding goodbye.  We stopped by Chin Swee Caves Temple for some photos and thereafer headed back to the hotel to have our last dip at the heated pool before checking-out the hotel.

The Founder Of The Temple

The late Tan Sri Lim discovered this serene site when he started building the first hotel in Genting Highlands Resort. While constructing the road leading to Genting Highlands, he spotted this cool rocky slope, covered with green tropical vegetation dotted with flowing streams, which was very similar to the Chin Swee Crag back in Penglai Village in Fujian, China.

The late Tan Sri Lim was born in Penglai Village (which is now a township). Since young, he watched his parents and relatives pay their respects to the Reverend Chin Swee and have their prayers answered. The Reverend died at the age of 65 in Penglai after receiving two awards from the Imperial Palace of the Song Dynasty (960AD to 1279AD) and another two awards were presented to him posthumously in praise of his work along with the conferment of the title ‘Venerable Master’ after his death.

Following the footsteps of his elders, the late Tan Sri Lim became a devotee of the Reverend Chin Swee. Hence, he was inspired to build a similar temple when he saw the remarkable resemblance between the present Genting Highlands temple site and its original in China.

The nine-storey pagoda snapshot by my boy, not too bad, hor..

The view of City Of Entertainment from the temple

Buddha Statue

My boy posing for the camera

Kuan-Yin white statue

Closer shot of The Pagoda

Mountain view from the temple

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Blogger Hayley said...

Nice photos!
I bet the weather is nice too!

September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

wow! nice temple! long time didnt visit temple dy.

September 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

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