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Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple On Wesak Day

2 days ago was Wesak Day, how did you guys celebrate your holiday? I as a Buddhist went to pray and joined the celebration too. Every year, I do go to the nearest temple to my home to pray on this holy day, but then this year I am so far away from home, I am now residing in Klang Valley. Being a stranger to this place, I didn’t know where can I go to pray, I went to Google online and I found the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple at Jenjarom, Kuala Langat. =D

If you not really a local around there, you might not here about this place. I told dad about Jenjarom, but he didn’t know too, but when I talk about Kuala Langat, he knew and he was pretty surprised why I went till so far. The place was like 40km from my home in Sunway and took about half an hour plus drive to there.

I knew the place is far, but I was curious because I heard about the temple and want to go check it out. So I don’t mind taking the not-very-long drive. Hehe. I went there with my Indonesian classmate, Arvin. Since he’s new to Malaysia, and I am new to Klang Valley, we went to explore around.

Jenjarom is actually a Chinese kampung in Kuala Langat. It’s very not city and has nice and friendly people there. Good that a temple is built far away from the city for a sense of peace.

Unlike the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang, it’s not that huge, but yet fascinating, with a big praying hall. What Buddhist normally do on Wesak Day is go to the temple to pray and help to bath the little Buddha for blessings. We help to clean the body of Buddha statue.

Well, even though it’s far from the city, there’s still many people went to the temple to pray.

After prayers, we went to explore around the place. Actually there’s nothing much. However from what I have known, the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple has an open house during Chinese New Year and has many activities during that time. Miss the opportunity this year and I’m going to check it out next year if I am here. =)

It’s quite a hot day and I was perspiring all the while, but then you couldn’t believe that it rained very heavily in the afternoon. The weather have been going crazy lately, rain, hot, rain, hot.


After exploring, we went away from the place because nothing much to see around the little kampung. The next stop was to Bukit Bintang to wait for the Wesak Day Parade, it’s pretty exciting to check out the parade in KL because previously I saw was in Penang, my hometown. Cheers! =)


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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.

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