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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Dong Zen Temple


Mommy has always wanted to go to Dong Zen Temple located in Jenjarom.
Its just a little bit pass Banting near Klang.
*That information is for those who don't know*
Its well known that Dong Zen Temple has beautiful displays especially during Chinese New Year.
Astro and MY FM has been organising a CNY countdown event there since last year and it is a huge success.

Since it was a public holiday *My Prophet's birthday* the next day, we went to Dong Zen Temple.
This post is for those who haven't been to the temple before.
People who goes there often don't have to read ddi.
*Looks at yinxie and yinli*
Haha!! Joking la!!

The drive to Dong Zen Temple took me about 1hour *leaving from Sungai Buloh*
As soon as I parked the car, my camera starts working.
And its time to show some photos now~

*A statue of a Bodhisattva (菩萨) overlooking the main entrance of the temple*

Once inside, you'll be greeted by the statues of the 18 Arhats (阿罗汉) lined up on both sides.
*This is a temple, obviously it'll involve many Buddhism terms*
For those of you who wish to know more about these terms, I've linked the words with wikipedia (the only english source I know) or you can ask. haha!!

*Arhats on the left*

*Arhats on the right*

At the end of the road, there sits a huge Buddha statue on top of the guest room.

*Candid photo of sis*

*Part of my family*

Normally, I would take the side view of the statue *I love side views*
But I didn't for this statue because if we look from the side,
the Buddha's head is twice as big as His body. Don't like it.

There are many little statues placed everywhere within the temple grounds.
So many that I wouldn't wanna take the photos of all of them.
Each and every one of them are nicely carved.

*A monk scholar*

*Small fat monk*

*A Bodhisattva statue*

There are also a lot of plants, flowers and greenaries there.
I just love flowers!! *don't ask me why*

*Tree and flower*

*Bamboo leaves*

*Pine tree leaves*

Flowers, trees and leaves are the main reason green is my favourite colour.
Green just makes me feel so fresh. Its good for the eyes too!!

*Family with the thousand hand Kuan Yin carving*

*Family resting in the tea house*

*Parents admiring the statues of the 10 Great Disciples*

A nice place is enjoyed by everyone regardless of race and religion eventhough this is a religious temple.

*Indians in a Chinese Buddhist Temple*

*The Malay couple took their wedding photo right NEXT to the Buddha statue @_@*

The Great Temple Hall is a really nicely decorated place.
Its filled with bronze carving of the Buddha's life story and many statues are placed there.

*The Great Buddha Statue*

*Buddha's grace reflected on the floor*

I really wanted to stand in the middle and take this photo.
But it'll be pretty rude if I'm standing in the middle because I'm not a high monk.
*and I don't wish to be one*
So, this is the best substitute I guess.

*Wood carved Bodhisattva*

*Buddha overlooking the Bodhisattva*

*Broze carving*

Of all the bronze carvings, this is my favourite.
This is the story of the Buddha telling his first 5 disciples about the Four Noble Truth in the "deer park".

The weather outside is really nice.
Its not hot, yet we had clear blue skies.
I found that I'm starting to take lotsa photos of the blue skies.
And I know who's its for. *hehe*
*Evie, I'll still take beach photos for you if I happen to be there*

*Blue sky*

*Japanese Koi*

*Resting before moving on*

Thats all for the Dong Zen Temple trip.
Next post will be my birthday dinner in Carey Island.

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