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Large Buddha statue at Chin Swee Caves Temple, Malaysia 05 Mar 2017

Posted on 05 Mar 2017
Large stone Buddha statue at Chin Swee Caves Temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Large stone Buddha statue at Chin Swee Caves Temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Large stone Buddha statue at Chin Swee Caves Temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

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A large Buddha statue sits on a mountain edge in the Genting Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia, amongst tropical jungle. The 28- acre site was donated by the Genting Group founder, Tan Sri Lim, along with RM 8.1 million to build a Taoist temple: the Chin Swee Caves Temple. Built at 4,600-metres above sea level, it was difficult to use modern building equipment for construction, prolonging the build for 18 years. It was completed in March 1994.

The Buddha is the final statue along the ten chambers of hell path. Each chamber is represented by gruesome storytelling statues hidden in the cave recesses. This is one of the many attractions at the Chin Swee Caves Temple complex. Add a stop at Padang to any of Insight Guides’ trips to Malaysia.

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