Further up the hill, there are more souvenir shops selling many items related to the Chinese culture. They are very beautiful and I spend some time here. I was captivated by this colourful lotus lamp and the lighted glowing Buddha.
Cute rabbits carrying lucky wealth coins are believed to be auspicious for the coming lunar new Year of the Rabbit which commences on February 3rd, 2011.
The prices are fixed and quite reasonable considering that this is a tourist attraction place.
A signage nearby states that proceeds from the sale of the items in the shop goes towards the maintenance of the temple.
To go to the hill top to view the bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the gardens and shrines there, we can take the Incline Life or take a walk up.
“Bronze Statue of Kuan Yin - Kek Lok Si Temple Part 2 of 3”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com on December 30th, 2010.
We decided to take the Incline Lift which was air-conditioned. The charges are RM 2.00 per trip per person. It is like sitting inside a cable car where we get to see an arial view of the surrounding skyline and forests down below.
This is the Goddess of Mercy Pavilion which is a shelter for the 33.67m Bronze Statue of Avalokitesvara (Kuan Yin). Awesome, isn't it?
The statue was consecrated on December 6th, 2009 which coincided with the 118th anniversary of the founding of Kek Lok Si Temple.
The statue was so huge, my small camera almost couldn't take in the full view.
There is a prayer hall nearby and this looks like a wishing tree.
It looks like Kuan Yin is smiling on us from the rooftop of the Incline Lift Station.
My first post on this temple is here:
Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas - Kek Lok Si Temple Penang Part 1 of 3
The first picture is my entry for Thursday Challenge, the Photo Theme this week is LIGHTS (Holiday Lights, Candles, Street Lights, Fireplace, Fireworks,...) To view what others have for today, click here.