THE SUPERNATURAL STORY BEHIND CHIN SWEE TEMPLE


Chin Swee Temple

Chin Swee Temple is another symbolic attraction with breathtaking mountain scenery. Situated midway to the resort, it was built to fulfill a personal vow of the late founder himself. Believe it or not, here’s the true story of the temple which is supernaturally connected. 

In year 1966 during the construction of the access road to Genting Highlands, the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong and several workers spent a night in a cave after a hard day’s work. In his sleep, he dreamt of Chin Swee God, a deity widely worshipped in Anxi, Fujian, his childhood home in China. The Chin Swee God told him in his dream that he could stake everything in the development of Genting Highlands because it was a promising land that held a bright future.

True to the deity’s words, Genting Highlands indeed became a successful and popular resort. The late founder set aside 28 acres of land and donated a substantial sum of money for the construction of Chin Swee Temple. It was to fulfill the secret vow he had made should his dream come true.

“The construction of the Chin Swee Temple halfway up Gunung Ulu Klai was, in fact, part of the master development plan to add a tourist attraction to the resort. At the same time, it was also the fulfillment of a personal vow that I had made during the early days of development of the highlands”. – The Late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, founder of Genting Highlands.

How to get there

- Free shuttle bus from First World Hotel Lobby (every 30 minutes from 9am to 9pm).

- 5-10 minutes' drive down from the peak.

Tall statues of Buddha and Goddess of Mercy

Tall statues of Buddha and Goddess of Mercy are among the attractions around Chin Swee Temple.

Nine Stories Pagoda

The iconic nine stories Pagoda.

Devotees praying

Many devotees are here at the caves temple to pray for Chin Swee deity’s blessing.

A representation of Chin Swee God

A representation of Chin Swee God.

statue of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong

A statue of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is erected by Genting Group and the Chin Swee Caves Temple Building Society in appreciation of Tan Sri Lim’s leadership in the development of Genting Highlands Resort and Chin Swee Caves Temple. The statue is also a show of gratitude for his immense philanthropic contributions to society and a mark of respect for his great success in business.

10 Chambers of Hell

10 Chambers of Hell, also known as Journey to Enlightenment because these chambers aim to educate and discourage bad conduct by depicting the painful experiences an evil person would encounter in hell.

Ox-Head

The Ox-Head is a guardian of the Underworld in Chinese mythology.

Tormented soul

Figure of a tormented soul that reminds us not to commit sins.

Hell Chamber

More creepy figures as you travel deeper into the Hell chambers.

Meng Po Ting

Here is where souls are made to drink a soup that will erase all memories of past life before reincarnation.

Statues of legendary Chinese Gods

Statues of legendary Chinese Gods can be seen along the forest walkway.

Cranes

Cranes are symbolically connected with the idea of immortality in Chinese mythology.

Statues of the Eighteen Arhats

Statues of the Eighteen Arhats- the original followers of Lord Buddha.


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