Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Travels 2015 - Part 2: Kuan Yin Temple, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

We had passed by this Chinese temple a few minutes from the best of significant others' parents' house countless times, but somehow had never actually visited. Also called Kwan Imm Ting, its beginnings date to 1892 and it is dedicated, as the names indicate, to Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy derived at least in part from the Mahāyāna Buddhist Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. While not occupying a huge amount of land, the complex is very impressive, both because of the height of the main buildings and because of the intense ornamentation that covers almost every surface. As in most Chinese temples, there is a bit of gardening interest as well, in the form of numerous potted plants.

View into the temple from the entrance gate

 In the courtyard, looking towards the main temple building

A view from the main hall back towards the entrance

The main altar

Koi in the pond

A painting on the wall of one of the side buildings

Another painting - note the potted arrangement of bamboo and a decorative tai hu style rock next to the book

All in all a very cool place, and I am glad we finally went in instead of just driving by.

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