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FGS Dong Zen Temple CNY Lantern & Flora Festival 2011 is a place where many visitors would flock during CNY period. This year seems to be slowing down compare to last year. However, it didn’t deterred my decision to visit this place annually for 4th years.
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
6 Feb 2011 | CNY Lantern & Flora Festival
FGS Dong Zen definitely not an anonymous place for many Malaysian during Chinese New Year. Due to lack of promotion effort from media, the crowd was less than expected. Many choose to come here for sight-seeing, photography, family outing or even dating.
Once a year decoration effort has put FGS Dong Zen into main attraction to whole Malaysian. No doubt, the decoration was real unique each year and too hard to resist from taking photography for memories.
Located at Jenjarom, you can reach this place from KESAS highway, Banting Klang exit. If you come from Bukit Jalil, you need to fork out RM6.60 toll fees in total. From the exit, you just follow the signboard for about 15km distance to the destination.
Many of us were anticipating this event when it comes to Chinese New Year. FGS Dong Zen (佛光山) has become the most attractive icon in Malaysia. As usual, the main iconic this year is Marvelous Malaysia Tiger Lantern.
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
16 February 2010
CNY Lantern & Flora Festival
I always wanted to visit this place every year … hence it’s my second year in a row. I went on third day of CNY lunar calendar, but still encountered a huge crowd, especially in the late afternoon. Many were flocking into the place for pray, leisure, take photo and also family hangout.
Human bumper-to-bumper happened in most area where it was impossible to stop for photo shooting. You imagine how stuffy it is. Tension.
To go there, I used KESAS highway from KL. I paid RM6.60 in 3 plaza tolls for one way only. Used to turn left when you see Banting/Klang interchange. There are 15km to reach FGS from the interchange. Signboard is available along the way.
Year 2009 is witnessing FGS Dong Zen become one of the most attractive spot during Chinese New Year. One of the main attraction is “The OX of Prosperity Lantern” which draw a lot of people towards it.
FGS Dong Zen Temple
31 January 2009
It’s my second time visit to FGS (since 2007). It’s crowded with peoples on Saturday evening. Due to the crowd, many peoples just sit around due to lack of fresh air. Imagine the bumper-to-bumper walk.
I used the route from KESAS highway from KL start from Bukit Jalil. I paid RM6.60 at 3 plaza tolls before I reach Banting Klang (Pandaraman Interchange).
Carpark and admission are FREE.
The Nemo fish replica has beautified the main entrace. In the small pond, I hardly see lily flower that should be there during my last time visit.
As this year, FGS will feature the 30-feet high “Ox of Prosperity” lantern. It’s so catchy and huge. This festival is started from Jan 23, 2009 until Feb 9, 2009.
Master Hsing Yun wrote the phrase “Earnest Cultivation Yields Fruitful Harvests” （生耕致富） to welcome the new year with motivation the public to be diligent in their lives and cultivate their hearts to achieve holistic internal and external harvests which coincidentally is year 2009 theme.
There are numerous small catchy little Buddha around.
Turn left after walk straight after entrance and you will enter Lumbini Garden.
Koi pond and man-made landscape.
FGS brings together the creative talents of Malaysia’s FGS members, the Sangha, and students of Buddhist schools and presents the solemn images of Buddhism.
Colorful wall with dragon head pouring the water.
One cannot be without water and food after a long and crowded walk. Food court are available with coupon purchase. Normal stall for drinks are available everywhere.
The Ox of Prosperity Lantern is accompanied by 12 animal zodiacs. The zodiac lantern will emanate light, surrounded by flowers.
Overall night scenery at FGS Dong Zen Temple is superb. There are beautiful sight of peace lanterns in hope to bring peace and happiness to everyone there.
For the casual visitor, the best time to visit is during or near Chinese New Year.
Additional lanterns are mounted and floral fests, floats, cultural exhibitions are staged.
The festivities transformed the Dong Zen Temple into a magical wonderland at night .