FGS Dong Zen Temple 2011
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.
Car park is still FREE but limited. I parked very far from entrance, behind the temple oil palm plantation area.
Newly created parking area … extended area from normal parking
As I reached around 6.15pm, I’ve only limited time to take photo around before dark emerged.
Year of Rabbit … all about rabbit
I used the side entrance as it was nearer to car park. Strong landscaping can be seen from the very beginning.
Pagoda … main icon this year
A little different this year where they’ve removed those small stone of child monk and replace with scholar dude. All comes with BIG head and red faces.
Lumbini Garden … scholars rock the place
The entrance this year has beautified with small red lantern. If you would like to recall what it was look like past year, please scroll backdated post with keyword FGS Dong Zen.
Towards outside the temple, there was an area where all the wonderful lanterns located. Night view is the best not to miss.
Globe (Earth) … with light emission drawing the country boundaries
As night befalling, all the lights started to dim on. I crossed by the big food court but hardly have any place to sit. End up we didn’t eat but continue to walk.
Rabbit light … seen jumping all over the garden
Light of Buddha … nicely captured
Small monk … with rabbit as companion
Welcome … let’s come in
Avoid taking my picture … funny reaction
Zen, a perfect idea of space. Equipped with air-conditioned floor is the perfect to avoid crowded and enjoy the space here.
Zen gallery … peaceful and many masterpiece displays here
Normally night scenery is the best at FGS Dong Zen Temple. Red lanterns seen as hope to bring peace and happiness to everyone.
The festivities transformed the FGS Dong Zen Temple into a magical wonderland at night.
It opens from 01-20 Feb 2011, 10am – 10pm daily. So, don’t miss if you just come across this blog post.