In my 2 months working attachment in KL, I was lucky enough to have chance to visit a very famous tourists attraction temple in Jenjarom, Selangor called Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (佛光山 东禅寺). It is about 20-30 minutes driving from Klang town center.
Just like other religious which have their own holy places, so as Buddhism. Not far from the main entrance are models that show the four holy places of Buddhism or pilgrimage sites based around the life of Gautama Buddha.
First one is Lumbini - the place where the Buddha was born. It is located in Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone of Nepal near Indian border. It is the place where Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama who later became a Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
Second place - BodhGaya at Bihar, India. This is the place where Gautama Buddha attained nirvana or enlightenment.
Third place - Sarnath near Uttar Pradesh, India. Sarnath is a deer park where Buddha first taught the Dharma. (No wonder I saw a deer statue there... I thought is some sort of misplace ;p )
Fourth place - Kushinagar at India as well. This is the place where Buddha attained Parinirvana (Final nirvana) or died.
Near the main area of Dong Zen Temple, you could see a giant gold Buddha's statue sitting on a specially designed platform.
Cute baby Buddha statue...
Pagoda... but this pagoda only look nice at night time with lighting.
Lotus pond with Kuan Yin statue..
It was certainly a very nice place to visit with nice landscape and scenery. Trust me, if you visit here on Chinese New Year, the ambiance will be 100 times more amazing than this!
I would like to express my gratitude to my sister and brother-in-law for making all the efforts to bring me there. Although the time was rushed and we just spent very short time there, but I really enjoyed and appreciate it!
For those who have interest to visit the place, here is the address:
PT2297 Jalan Sg Buaya,
Tel: +603 3191 1533
Fax: +603 3191 1467
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