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Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands Overview

Located in Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Taoist temple in Malaysia constructed to pay respects to the Reverend Chin Swee who is believed to muster rain and protect his devotees from evil spirits. The location of the temple on top of a rocky hill affords a sweeping panoramic view.

Sitting 4600 feet above sea level, the structure of Chin Swee Cave Temple puts to display an extraordinary handiwork. The temple complex houses huge statues of Buddha and Kuan Yin along with intricate animal sculptures and Chinese inscriptions. The main highlight of Chin Swee Cave Temple is the depiction of 10 chambers of hell.

The temple is also the location for the only vegetarian restaurant in Genting Highlands serving authentic Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine complemented with picturesque views.

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Highlight and Attractions

Pagoda: Adorned with the figures of Buddha, a nine storey Pagoda stands right next to the entrance of the temple. It consists of 10,000 blessing lamps which can be dedicated to the people that the devotees wish to be blessed by Buddha. 

Sky Terrace: An integral part of the expansion project, Sky Terrace, also referred to as Place for Heavenly Offering, provides the visitors with a mesmerising experience of walking among the clouds of heaven. 

Statue of Guan Yin: Chin Swee Caves Temple is graced by the statue of Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) with the base square of the statue extending till the statue of Buddha. 

Statue of Buddha: Chin Swee Caves Temple is further beautified by the enormous statue of Buddha along with a small Buddhist temple referred to as the Buddha Hall. The Buddha Hall is open to all the visitors for making offerings and paying respects. 

10 Chambers of Hell: A series of 10 chambers are present on the hill upwards which work towards putting a stop to bad conduct. A journey through these chambers is believed to be a journey of enlightenment showcasing the pain and inconvenience that an evil person would have to come across in hell. Each chamber deals with a type of evil deeds and punishments. 

Bridge of Fairies: As you move up the hill, there is an incarnation of Seven fairies which are supposed to have descended from heaven with grace to bless the devotees. In line to the fairies are Wang-mo-liang-liang (Mother Goddess) and the three Gods of Fook-Lok-Sou (Luck, Wisdom and Longevity) in a chariot.

Chin Swee Cave Temple Structure

  • At the entrance of the temple, Nine Color Dragon Wall of Luck acknowledges the visitors with all the different dragons representing a different type of luck.
  • The exterior walls of the temple are inscribed with craft portraying the life journey of Reverend Chin Swee and his supernatural works.
  • The Dragon Mineral Water present in the temple is trusted to have holy water which has the power to heal the sick people.
  • A statue of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong erected by Chin Swee Caves Temple Building Society is present behind the Buddhist Temple in honour of the exemplary contribution of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong to the temple.
  • The inscriptions behind the statue describes the intensive role of the man as a leader of Anxi Clan and the greatest contributor in the construction of the temple. 
Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands
Inside Chin Swee Cave Temple (Source)

How to Reach Chin Swee Caves Temple

Awana SkyWay: Chin Swee Caves Temple is well served by Awana SkyWay and is also accessible by road. The Awana SkyWay functions from 7:00 AM till midnight on all seven days and extends options of Standard gondola and Glass-floor gondola at a cost of RM 8 and RM 50 respectively. From the Chin Swee Station, an escalator can be made use of to reach the temple. The visitors can reach the SkyWay by car and avail the parking facility there. Car parking facility is also present in the temple compound. 

Bus: Genting Express Bus Service serves the Genting Highlands Resort which can be put to use for a cheap journey to the temple. A free Shuttle Bus also operates between First World Hotel and Chin Swee Caves Temple hourly from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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