Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong literally means “Grand Uncle”, is one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods. There are a number of Tua Pek Kong Temples located around Malaysia. This particular temple is located right by the sea shores in Manjung, Perak. The temple is more than 100 years old. However, it has undergone various changes with the addition of more statues, a dragon tunnel, surrounding walls and a pagoda.
The temple is famous for its gigantic God statues and the good fortune it brings. Many worshipers who went there to pray for good luck had won the lottery. Hence, the reason why it develops from a small temple into an attraction site. There is a Chinese belief that when you strike a jackpot, you have to donate part of it as a charity. The donation received from these lottery winners helps turning the temple into such a beautiful place with so many giant statues.
Once entering the temple, there were more small and big statues everywhere. The temple houses more than 98 statues of deities and animals from the Chinese lunar calendar in its compound.The grand entrance with sea-facing statues were massively impressive and one of a kind. The giant white stone statues include a seated Tua Pek Kong himself, flanked by Guan Yin, other deities, tigers, lions and monkeys.
The compound is surrounded by a high wall. There is also an attractive landscaped garden with koi ponds,dragons water fountain, a tunnel shaped like a dragon where the visitors can walk through its mouth and exit from the tail and large seated Maitreya Buddha statue occupies pride of place in the center of the temple.
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Open space area: 7.00 a.m – 12.00 a.m
Gated area: 7.00 a.m – 10.00 p.m
There is no entrance fee. However, donation is very much encouraged.
Hear From Others
I finally have make a trip to the temple and see what it’s like and it is great and i wasn’t disappointed
Absolutely worth it!!
If you are not a believer … You also most welcome to here, why? Beside the Temple you will found this mangrove farm… good hearted people gather all the donation and built a path for you to enjoy the mangrove here with paying a single cents… ant the end of the you can even enjoy the ocean view…
Overall, I think it is quite an impressive temple and definitely recommend to have a look.
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