6 Sep 2009
Many people may know about Chin Swee Temple in Genting Highland but many might not know the history, the temple, its attractions, etc.
Hubby suggested to visit this temple after he read an article on The Star on "Temple gets a cable car station". Genting noticed there was an increase in the number of tourists visiting the temple and decided to construct the Chin Swee Cable Car Station, which links the temple to Genting Highlands via the Awana Skyway.
There are lots of information on this temple in Resort World Genting website. According to the website, 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 (where he was born) in Fujian, China. Since young, he watched his parents and relatives pay their respects to the Reverend Chin Swee and have their prayers answered. The late Tan Sri Lim was a devotee of the Reverend Chin Swee and 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 temple has 110 hotel rooms, a prayer hall, observation deck, Kuan Yin statue, a Sky Terrace, a waterfall, The Ten Hell Chambers, Nine Dragons Wall, etc. The panoramic view from the observation deck was excellent.
The tranquil environment of the Temple at 4,600 feet above sea level is peaceful and an ideal place for retreat, prayers, reflection, meditation and self-discovery.
We had our vegetarian lunch at its Vegetarian Restaurant.