Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Sad and yet Magnificent 伤心,但壮丽 (2) ...



Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
槟城极乐寺 
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The temple of supreme bliss that sits majestically 
at the hills of Ayer Item, Penang
is perhaps one of the remarkable gifts 
that Penang possesses today.
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Founded more than 100 years ago by
benevolence Beow Lean, a devout Buddhist
from Fujian province, the temple was once
given the name of "Huock San" (Crane hill)
due to the hills resemblance of crane
spreading its wings.


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Let us hope that the current development of its surrounding
complements its beauty rather then destroys it 
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Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si 极乐寺 ...

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
槟城极乐寺 ...


21 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Magical and magnificent....
Even the cars seem out of place in comparison to this grand timeless piece of history.
~Jo

Marion said...

Quite a complex! Great and well captured!
Marion

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Une merveille d'architecture. Très impressionnant.
Tes photos sont aussi très belles.

Roger

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Eine grossartige Anlage für Stille und Meditation. Sehr schön mein lieber Freund...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

maia said...

I enjoy traveling with you, Wong.
I hope my traduction will be good, but i want give you some words of Buddha :"You can light dozens of candles with only one candle, without shortening her life. You dont decrease happyness by sharing it.
Friendly

Laura.M said...

That temple is a marvel, Wong, should take care of their environment.
The photos are gorgeous!
A hug.

Levonne said...

I love that second shot Wong!

ρομπερτ said...

What an oasis !

Ken Mac said...

bliss is right. I hope it stands forever

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I'm astounded at all the details.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Love the pagoda!

Duncan In Kuantan

Huellas said...

Que espectaculares imágenes. Que lugar más maravilloso, impresionante. Saludos.-

Erika said...

Wonderful and peaceful place, Wong!

Bob Bushell said...

The work is superb, so much alive. The photos were were not easily taken, it's a work of beauty.

darlin said...

More magnificent photos Wong, the temple is astounding and I also hope whatever is being erected enhances this stunning structure.

Traveling Hawk said...

The 7 storeys pagoda is great! This place is really amazing, Wong! A wonderful series of photos, thanks for sharing them.

s.c said...

Its really nice to see this temple complex. What colors and details. Hope it can stay in this way. Thanks for showing.

Bitch said...

Another world!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

kai51 said...

Precioso templo,y tus imágenes nos lo reflejan estupendamente, vaya colorido y muy buen procesado.
Un saludo

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

So beautiful! The colors and details are magnificent. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

FRANKIE PAIN said...

merci para the trip in temple thank mr WRONG