Genting Highlands Temple

Genting Highlands Temple

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Genting Highlands Temple – Chin Swee Caves temple

 

One of the main attractions of Genting Highlands is the Chin Swee Caves Temple. It is one of the most visited temple in Genting Highlands. Located at a height of 4600 feet, it is built in the most picturesque spots. To come to this temple, you can get down in the middle of Awana skyway, and you will be able to see it. Flocked by tourists and devotees from all over the world, this Taoist temple was built in honour of Chin Swee, the Chinese philosopher.

 

What can you see in Chin Swee Caves Temple?

You can see a huge Buddha statue outside the temple, along with a statue of Kuan-yin and a 9-storeys high pagoda, lit with blessing lamps. An uphill walk will bring you to the ’10 Chambers of Hell’ that showcases statues carved into small nooks, telling the stories of the afterlife journey from hell to heaven, similar to the How Par Villa in Singapore.

The immense area on top of the Chin Swee is the ‘Sky Terrace’, which provides you with an an amazing view of the entire valley that will surely have you spellbound. If you would like to stay in the temple for a day or two, there are accommodations available in Lim Goh Tong Hall. Also, if you like to have a vegetarian meal in the temple, there is a vegetarian restaurant in the temple premises.

Visitors can view many sculptures, statues, paintings, altars in the temple compound. The temple is built in typical Chinese architectural style with ornamental roofs and you can view the intricacies of every structure.

Because the temple is situated at a very high altitude, the misty air and the huge dense clouds surrounding you, makes you feel like you are high up in the sky, it is such an amazing experience, no words can describe it. All I can say is, you have got to visit Chin Swee Caves Temple when you are in Genting Highlands!

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