Visit the Buddhist Monks of Malaysia at Kek Lok Si Temple

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Sep 03 · in George Town, Malaysia · about Sightseeing

Buddhism in Malaysia has been an important part of their culture for many generations. Experience an up-close look at the daily lives of the Buddhist Monks.

Buddhism preaches the importance of having and putting to practice, moral and ethical values and decision making. Buddhist teachings speak of karma, and the importance of doing good and not evil. Though everyone might not want to join this religion or way of life, everyone can learn something from its teachings, and the monks who practice them. A visit to Kek Lok Si Temple in Malaysia is sure to provide new insight and even rejuvenation. At the very least, it will fill you with intrigue and fascination.

Construction of this famous temple started between 1890 and 1893, and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. The project received the sanction of the Manchu Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and a gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras.

You can see these and other attractions on a visit to this temple, as well as interact with the monks who spend their days there. You will learn a bit of Malaysian history, as well as the history of the temple, and gain insight into Buddhism and its teachings, and see them practiced by the dedicated monks. If you are planning a trip to Malaysia in the upcoming future, a stop at this well known temple is recommended.

 

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