Do you have the custom of going to temples to worship during the Chinese New Year?
Here are 3 temples recommended for everyone to visit:
1. Kek Lok Si Temple
The iconic Kek Lok Si Temple is illuminated for the Lunar New Year, with 10,000 neon LED lights and Chinese lanterns transforming into a beautiful wonderland to usher in the Chinese New Year. If you haven’t visited Kek Lok Si Temple during Chinese New Year, this is a sight and experience not to be missed.
Operating Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm daily
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple, Jln Balik Pulau, 11500 Air Itam, Penang
2. Thean Hou Temple
The Thean Hou Temple is a majestic 6-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. During Chinese New Year, the temple will be illuminated by thousands of red lanterns to amaze visitors. The temple was completed in 1987 at an estimated cost of RM7 million. The temple has elements of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Colorful tiles set off the white stair columns, creating a stunning combination of modern and traditional architectural design.
Operating Hours: 8am to 10pm daily
Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
3. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
The only and oldest Burmese temple in Penang, it has become a focal point for Chinese festivals such as Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese New Year prayers and candlelight events. On the eve of the Chinese New Year, devotees of the temple light hundreds of candles to pray for good luck in the new year.
Operating Hours: 9am to 1pm daily
Address: 24, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang