Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting Highlands

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The grounds of Chin Swee Cave Temple boast opulent Chinese architecture, many-tiered pagodas, colorful shrines, and imposing statues. Gaze up at the giant 15 m (49 ft) Buddha statue, traverse the "Ten Chambers of Hell" to discover painted dioramas depicticting gruesome punishments on the road to reincarnation, see the black-faced statue of the Buddhist monk Chin Swee, and enjoy panoramic views of the region. Although the temple was originally dedicated solely to Chin Swee, it now incorporates elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Shamanism, Confucianism, and various aspects of Chinese folklore. Stop by the temple's vegetarian restaurant to dine on traditional Chinese cuisine. To visit Chin Swee Cave Temple on your holiday in Genting Highlands, and find out what else Genting Highlands has to offer, use our Genting Highlands.
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  • Probably the only biggest temple to visit in a cozy cold temperature in Malaysia. There's a vegetarian and Starbucks located in the temple. Large space available for big group of tourists picture...  more »
  • The Chin Swee Caves Temple is one of the most scenic attractions in Genting Highlands built on a rocky forested land. The view from the temple is mesmerizing as you can see the moving white clouds up....  more »
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  • I like the stairs and the walk to the center of the temple. The statues were filled with stories and details, impressive work indeed. The best part would be on the central area where the visitors could see the view overlooking the greens below. I saw eagle flying on top and below the building, and there were sounds of monkeys in the woods, it was exciting to feel so close with nature. This kind of building exist within the natural setting, with the cool highland air and the warmth of morning sun, which gives the overall balance and harmonious feels to it.
  • Easily the best Temple I have been too.. Beautiful location and scenic views. The temple is beautiful, has Chinese architecture and the views are amazing. A bit of a walk to cover the whole premises but well worth it. The cable cars drop you to the nearest point.. can easily spend a couple of hours here.. Highly recommended.
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