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“Memorable Experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chin Swee Cave Temple

Chin Swee Cave Temple
Genting Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur, Genting Highlands 69000, Malaysia
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Memorable Experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Taking the number 5 bay shuttle bus from the First world Hotel summit gets you to the Temple within a quick 5 minutes. One discovers initially that the complex provides accommodation and a large vegetarian restaurant of un known stature. It is easy to spend a couple of hours here as there is much to see for those who are interested in religion and Buddhism. There is a most magnificent 15 metre Budda that is surrounded by a host of artificial caves depicting various forms of torture and punishment through colourful figures. The Pagoda is the central feature and is some 9 levels with tight circular staircase ensuring that you gain height with a dizzy outlook. Like most attractions on the mount the mist comes and goes but the fresh clean air is refreshing and becoming a luxury if you are a City dweller. The Temple namesake is an underground feature that was the initial project by the man who first built a hotel and casino on the peak. If you have travelled to Genting, this attraction is a must see on the list of key Malaysian highlights.

Visited December 2013
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“Transportation to the temple”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I took the free shuttle bus to Chin Swee Caves temple (hourly interval) at the Bus Terminal. Chin Swee Caves temple actually has three temples, namely The Buddha temple, Four Heavenly Knights temple, and Chin Swee Master Temple (roughly translated).

It was a mere 5 minute drive to the temple, and I would recommend spending 2 hours here. You could offer incense at the three temples, and take lots of pictures of the scenery. There is a pagoda nearby and you could climb up for a better view of the surroundings.

There is also a merchandise shop and vegetarian restaurant once you alight from the shuttle bus (12th floor). Take the lift to 7th floor to reach the Chin Swee Master Temple.

Visited December 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The architecture of the temple is wonderful. Once in Genting highlands, don't forget to have a look at this magnificent building.

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Klang, Malaysia
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“Nice place for a retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Went to Chin Swee for a meditation retreat recently. What I Like are, the Peaceful, nice cool weather, attentive and helpful manager, huge Buddha and Avalokiteshvara statue.

Dislike, Smoke from the incense

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Genting's best-kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Breath-taking. A jewel in Genting's crown. You would think this temple complex would regularly appear on guide book and magazine covers and be ranked among 'Asia's Top 10 Places to See in 2013' and other such lists. It isn't - which is partly appropriate given its nature as a place of worship for Buddhists. But it's sad to see how few people among the crowds of visitors who are thronging Genting's malls and casinos just up the hill actually make the trek or take the cable car to explore this place.

In addition to the temples - which, when the highland fog blows in, take on a truly magical look and feel, there is an intricate series of small caves and grottoes, filled with statues depicting Buddhist and Taoist visions of hell and the underworld. Very valuable not just aesthetically but also as a 3-D learning material for anyone who ever took a college course in Asian/Chinese civilization.

Visited November 2013
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