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Sunday, March 04, 2007

CNY Lantern & Floral Festival 2007

Venue : Dong Zen Temple
PT 2297, Jalan Sg. Buaya,
42600 Jenjarom, Selangor, Malaysia
Date : 3 March 2007
Website : http://www.fgs.org.my


I went to Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple with ky, irene, sp, and ps. It took us about 1 hour to reach there from UKM. The road to the temple is bad and the road sign is not that helpful. Once we reached the temple, we were fascinated by the beauty of the temple and their annual decorations.
This year, the have 'Lotus Pagoda' Theme Lantern, Oriental Flora Exhibition, International Religious Stamp Exhibition, Fo Guang Art Exhibition, Book Fair for Lifetime Learning, The Main Shrine, The Relics Shrine, Lumbini Garden, Vegetarian Fair, and etc...

We walked around the crowded Lumbini Garden and had photo-taking session with ky's new Sony Cybershot-T10. Below are some of the pictures taken at Lumbini Garden:
Next, we went to the Book Fair for Lifetime Learning. Ky and I made a simple wish and put it on the 'wish tree'. There are books as well as CD being sold there.
Oriental Flora Exhibition, where the korean, japanese, and chinese garden are located. The smell of fresh flower in the hall is really nice, remind me of my trip to Bukit Tinggi.
At night time, thousands of lanterns lit up the huge temple and the view if very very nice. The pagoda is actually a 5 storey building that allow visitor to see scenery, but one need to make donation of RM10 to get into the pagoda. The second picture below shows the Gigantic Lotus Buddha Lantern.
At about 1030pm, there is also fireworks show and cultural show. The whole event is really beautiful. Every year, there will be different themes and decorations.

Happy Chap Goh Meh!!

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