Selangor is known to be one of the most ethnically diverse state in Malaysia. With an extensive list of tourist attractions – domestic and international travellers will be spoiled for choice.
There are many interesting places to choose from. From child-friendly cafes and restaurants and theme parks to places that are imbued with religious, traditions and cultural values. Buddhist temples are one of them. Rightly so. Temples are architecturally beautiful to look at.
Local temples play a central role in towns and villages across Malaysia. Hand-painted murals, statues of deities and open-air pavilions are one of their popular architectural styles. The most important part of a Buddhist temple is the shrine room which contains one or more Buddhist statues.
These well-preserved temples will be even more lively during annual festivities such as Chinese New Year and Wesak Day. Hundreds of devotees will come from all over the country to pay their respects on these days.
This year’s celebration, however, is a little bit different. Covid-19 is no doubt a huge global health crisis. To fight against Covid-19, temples all around the country have adopted innovative and protective measures to comply with the SOP issued by MKN.
Thankfully, the latest, revised SOP from MKN for Chinese New Year is a little more relaxed. Visitors and devotees are now permitted to visit and perform prayers at the temple. Provided that the temple is within a 10-km radius.
Only 30 persons are allowed in the temple at a time during PKP. And visits can be only be made on these three dates: 11, 12 and 19 February. Below is a list of must-visit Buddhist temples in Selangor.
Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Gu Miao Temple, Kuala Selangor
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zen Temple, Jenjarom Kuala Langat
Kuan Yin Temple, Klang
Nan Tian Temple, Sekinchan
Guan Yin Gu See Temple, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Visit Tourism Selangor’s official website at www.selangor.travel to learn more about interesting places in Selangor. Tourism Selangor’s Pusing Selangor Dulu promotional video featuring Che Puan Juliana Evans can be watched on YouTube.