Chin Swee Caves Temple | A Buddhist Temple in the Genting Highlands
What is the Chin Swee Caves Temple?
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Chin Swee Caves Temple Location
Address: Exit 68, Genting Sempah, Pahang, 28750 Bentong, Malaysia
The Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Buddhist temple complex, located at 4,600 ft in the Genting Highlands.
Nearest town: Gohtong Jaya
Nearest Bus Station: Awana Bus Terminal
Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL)
By Cable Car
Visitors can use the Awana Skyway to reach Chin Swee Caves Temple. Just take the gondola lift down to Chin Swee Station and get off at no extra cost. You can also use the same ticket to continue your journey.
You can also drive to Chin Swee Temple from Kuala Lumpur and reach in approximately an hour. At the temple, park your car in one of the 112 bays available in the temple compound.
The Genting Express Bus Service which runs to the Genting Highlands from KL Sentral and Pudu Sentral in Kuala Lumpur also stops at the temple. There is also a Shuttle Bus that operates hourly from the First World Hotel.
Highlights of the Chin Swee Caves Temple
Chin Swee Temple
The main temple is dedicated to the Buddhist monk, Chin Swee and his teachings. Here you will find a statue of this Reverend monk depicted with a black face to represent his miraculous survival from fire.
Visitors can also explore the small Buddha Temple aligned to the main temple. It features a vibrant tall red columns supporting an ornamental roof and colorful paintings of Taoist teachings.
Statue of Buddha
Just above the main Chin Swee Temple, you can see a 15-meter high statue of the Buddha overlooking the temple and the scenic landscape around it. It features the main characters from the Chinese epic “Journey to the West”.
A nine-storey Pagoda is near the main entrance. It is decorated with many figurines of the Buddha, and has blessing lamps for devotees.
Statue of Lim Goh Tong
The statue of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is located behind the Buddha Temple. It is a tribute to the man who planned, designed, and founded this temple.
Statue of Guan Yin
At one end of the main square, you will see a huge statue of Guan Yin. Also called Kuan Yin, she was a female Bodhisattva and the symbol of mercy and compassion.
There is also a statue of a Laughing Buddha which is said to bring good luck, abundance, and contentment in life.
One of the later additions to the Chin Swee Caves Temple is the Sky Terrace. Here, devotees and visitors can enjoy a walk among the heavenly clouds.
Dragon Mineral Water
Inside the Chin Swee Temple, there is a natural rock with a man-made stream. The mineral water flowing from this stream is said to have healing properties.
At the main square, you will find statues of eight fairies playing music and chess. These 8 fairies are said to be immortals with a special gift to eradicate evil or give life.
Also at the square, there are statues of the 18 immortals or Shi Ba Lohan. They are the original followers of Buddha who achieved Nirvana and thus did not require reincarnation.
10 Chambers of Hell
Lining a path that gently winds up a hill, these 10 chambers depict the bad conduct that must be discouraged on the the Journey to Enlightenment.
Bridge of Fairies
Once you cross the chambers of hell, you will come across the smiling faces of ‘Seven Fairies’ that are said to have descended from heaven.
Gods of Fuk-Luk-Sau
After admiring the Bridge of Fairies, you will see the three Gods of Fuk-Luk-Sau who represent luck, wisdom, and longevity respectively.
9 Color Dragon Wall of Luck
Located at the entrance to Chin Swee Caves Temple, these 9 dragons are each a different color and represent a special type of luck.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Chin Swee Caves Temple
A. The Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Chinese temple located in the Genting Highlands. It is dedicated to the Buddhist monk, Reverend Chin Swee.
A. No, you do not need a ticket to visit the temple.
A. The Chin Swee Caves Temple is located in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia.
A. You can reach Chin Swee Temple via the Awana Skyway cable car or by bus, car, or taxi.
A. Yes, visitors can reach the Chin Swee Caves Temple by taking a cable car ride on the Awana Skyway from Awana Station or SkyAvenue Station.
A. Yes, the Chin Swee Temple is one of the three stations of the Awana Skyway.
A. Chin Swee Temple is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM.
A. You can spend from 30 minutes to 1 hour at the Chin Swee Temple.
A. The Chin Swee Caves Temple features many Buddhist shrines, including a statue of Master Qingshui, also known as Chin Swee, who is worshiped as a deity in Fujian, China due to his miraculous deeds.
A. This temple began construction in 1976, and it was officially opened on 29 March 1994.
A. The Chin Swee Caves Temple was founded by Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, who also founded the resorts at the Genting Highlands.
A. The temple was built to honor Reverend Chin Swee, a Buddhist monk who was worshiped in founder Lim Goh Tong’s home town of Penglai Village in Fujian, China.
A. Most parts of the Chin Swee Caves Temple are accessible to wheelchair users.