Guan Yin Si / Guan Yin Temple 吉隆坡观音寺 / 吉隆坡威震宫观音寺
Someone believe that the predecessor of Kuala Lumpur Guan Yin Temple is a Tua Pek Kong Temple located beside the Chinese Cemetery on Jing Wu Hill that built at 112 years ago. The temple is original serve as a Taoist Temple that worship the God of Fujian community named The Three Brothers of Zhang Gong Sheng Jun (张公圣君三义兄弟). Guan Yin Statue and some other Bhuddist Gods are added into the temple after the expansion works on 1938.
The temple have rebuilt after the fire, the first fire is happened in the year 1963 and follow by the second fire on 1989. According to the dictation of local people and believers, all goods in the temple are fully burned in the fire, but all the God Statues are still remain intact on the rack, they believe it is a miracle.
Today the temple is still keeping some tackles that survive after the fire, such like a copper censer that dated back to 1898, an old signboard that carved with the name of the temple and an old Chinese worshipping cabinet.
The Kuala Lumpur Guan Yin Temple is locate at the end of Petaling Street China Town or it is just opposite to Chen Shi Shu Yuan. The temple is open to public daily till 5pm.
Source : The above note and information are origin and translated from the website of Malaysian Buddhist Association
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batalay (34693) 2011-12-04 21:00
What an impressive place! The simple but elegant composition, the brilliant colors and the resolution are all excellent. Well done.
cargus (8018) 2011-12-04 22:15
An interesting architectural scene a well rendered, sharpness, exposure and natural colors are excellent!...well done.!!
PaulVDV (20375) 2011-12-04 22:33
Very well composed picture of this temple in its green environment. Taken from a good POV that is high enough to look over the walls.
Interesting details at the round window and the beautiful roofs.
Best regards, Paul
TopGeo (38168) 2011-12-04 22:56
Hello Ally! In an interesting note, a special feeling for the viewer to view the church outside! combines the strange with strange! Very impressive facade on a beautiful building, excellent architecture photo! Great composition and framing! Great light management, beautiful colours and textures!
Graal (95343) 2011-12-05 0:18
an interesting details of temple architecture. Nice view and presentation. Good informations in note.
Have a nice day.
danos (83031) 2011-12-05 0:25
nice the view of the Guan Yin temple with the entrance to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the pinkish colour painting of the image,with the rich vegetation and trees to cover the backdrop and the sides of the temple.Excellent the light and the colour management.
pajaran (48331) 2011-12-05 0:29
Dobar tekst o mestu i starom hramu ...
Lep pogled na ulaz i deo starog hrama, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Sacuvajmo hramove za sutra i pokoljenja koja dolaze.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the site and the old temple ...
Nice view of the entrance and part of the old temple, pretty pictures.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display.
Sacuvajmo temples for tomorrow and generations to come.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
All the best.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-05 5:30
Mais um belo templo que mos mostras , tem um belo colorido como decoração , parece um lugar bem agradavel , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kato (11630) 2011-12-05 6:17
You're capturing well this temple by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive and interesting to see the colorful temple with green roof and yellow wall. And, it's interesting in red fence of doorway, too. I hear this phrase of "南無阿彌陀佛", it write as "南無阿弥陀仏" by japanese kanji and read "Namu Amida Butsu". There're many buddist sect in Japan, and this phrase is used by the sect of Jōdo Shinshū(浄土真宗) founded by the former Japanese monk Shinran(1173-1262). This phrase may derive from the Sanskrit term buddhānusmṛti, which means "mindfulness of the Buddha".
It seems that "南無"(namo（sanskrit)）means "I become a Buddhist" and "阿彌陀佛"(amitaayus（sanskrit)）means "The Buddha which cannot be measured".
So, it's a photograph with familiarity for me.
ChrisJ (94756) 2011-12-05 8:06
I just got back from Tongli & the style of architecture here is slightly different. It looks more Fujian. Good color, sharpness & saturation & it is wonderful the statues survived the fires. Xie xie!
peppe59 (14551) 2011-12-05 10:45
very nice this house typical, beautiful colors and great clarity of detail.
pierrefonds (54880) 2011-12-05 15:16
The trees are framing well the temple. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the temple. The early evening light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
kordinator (14831) 2011-12-06 1:10
Hello dear Ally
Interesting details of temple architecture.
Lovely palette of colors,fine light.
Nice view and presentation.
Good informations in note.
Have a nice day.
adramad (35251) 2011-12-06 15:04
Delicious construction of this temple, I love these harmonious forms, also the combination of its color, which adds a dynamic to the image, this beautiful plant we see in the foreground, an ideal composition, with many details for fun.
Perfect management of brightness, sharpness and natural color and ideal. I like it.
geoant68 (2751) 2011-12-06 22:42
beautiful presentation of the Guan Yin's Temple with its specific architectural style to makes the image so effective.The colour painting contrast perfect with the surrounding greenery of the place.
papagolf21 (83206) 2011-12-07 2:29
Bonjour, chère Ally,
C'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je découvre vos photographies.
Chaque fois, nous découvrons des lieux, qui méritent une attention particulière.
Ce temple bénéficie d'une élégance particulière.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-07 4:43
Very nice presentation of this beautiful and well coloured religious architectur with an efficience framing. The differents plans give a great depht. You have very well collected the differents details and the colors arise well in the green of the vegetation.
dip (23516) 2011-12-07 9:32
a beautiful colorful photo with excellent clarity and sharpness,
very well captured and composed,
pablominto (53744) 2011-12-09 0:46
The typical architecture stands out and tells the story of its origin..!
The place is presented in a well balanced composition, all recorded with sharp details and the colours nicely reproduced...
Another fine piece of presentation of the Chinese community!
Atousa (7123) 2011-12-09 5:04
A nice shot of this worth seeing temple well framed by the nature.. I like the composition n the great colors of the shot.. interesting details as well.. beautifully captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
sacimar (25975) 2011-12-11 7:17
this is an interesting temple, I like the architecture and the colors we can see here, the composition is good with nice details, thanks for sharing,
jmdias (52472) 2011-12-12 0:53
curious architecture, remember a mix of house and temple. I liked these details, the light is soft and perfect, nice sharpness and framing. well done.
jemaflor (80586) 2011-12-12 12:00
Perfect sharpness for this beautiful temple, pleasant colors, tfs.
Waylim (25020) 2011-12-13 23:17
Beautiful photo of the temple, my mother would have love this temple. It is very charming with beautiful design but not overly docorated. I like the setting within the natural environment of green trees. Good details, good POV and lovely composition.
abmdsudi (39470) 2011-12-18 6:33
This must one of the most beautiful temples in KL for. Lovely shot of the painstaking detail of this temple. Nice composition and well cropped in wonderul diffuse light revealing the exotic detail so superbly. Interesting architecture enveloped by wonderful lush greenery, a greaty contributing factors to this impressive shot. The pastel colors seem to blend harmoniously in its surrounding, pin sharp and great contrast. A pleasure to view and good infor notes. Congrats
s_lush (16134) 2011-12-20 12:12
I think that design of this colorful temple has comprised the most beautiful elements of traditional Chinese architecture. Excellent presentation of such a wonderful architectural landmark of Kuala Lumpur!
macjake (51972) 2012-02-23 22:27
attractive subject to photograph, i really like this one.
fine sharpnees, clarity and overall quality.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (19051)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Religious Architectures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 18:59