Thursday 28 February 2013

Kek Lok Si - Buddhist Temple wonderland

The Temple of Supreme Bliss is the finest and largest Buddhist Temple complex in South East Asia, or so says our guidebook.
We visited last year in the day-time and loved it, and we read that for the 30 days after Chinese New Year it was lit up with thousands of lanterns. Each lantern had a handwritten label on it.
We got there a little early and climbed the stairs to the top of the Pagoda and waited for it to get dark and for the lights to be switched on.
They started slowly as if one person was walking around pressing light switches and gradually the picture built up as it got darker. They also played birdsongs over the loudspeakers and every now and then a massive bell gonged.
It was completely magical and we loved it all.

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