Oriental Cave Paintings in Perak Tong Cave Temple

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  1. mylo

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    Recently, I visited Perak Tong - One of the largest limestone cave temple in Malaysia. Built in 1926 by a Buddhist priest from China, Perak Tong houses over 40 Buddha. Beyond the main altar, a passage leads into the cave's interior. After a steep climb of 385 steps, the cave opens again to reveal a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.

    There were loads of AWESOME cave paintings depicting Buddha, the deities and Gods. I managed to climbed up nearly 400 steps to reach the peak of the cave. The highest viewpoint was SUPERB. Strong wind was blowing from all direction. It was a PEACEFUL and STRESS FREE moment my life!

    Here are some photos from my trip to Perak Tong:

    Picture 1 - HAPPY :lol:

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    This picture was painted on the wall of the cave. There were lots of cave painting drawn by
    numerous artist. Simply AMAZING!

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    Picture 2 - The Deity

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    Words cannot describe the beauty of these cave art.
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    Picture 3 - Hey! It's Harry Potter!!!

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    A flying God with a broomstick! I think J.K Rowling got her inspiration from this cave painting :lol:
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    Picture 4 - Back to HELL! :shock:

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    The devil was sent back to hell by the Four Heavenly Kings. There are at least 6 different version
    of Four Heavenly kings around the world. The Four kings in Malaysia normally has devils pinned
    to the ground.

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    Cheers!
    mylo
     
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    Mylo i give you credit for the info on you pics. You told of this 400 step climb to the peak of the cave but, No Pic...

    #1 Theres a shadow on your subject, it takes away from the shot.
    #2 & 3 I think are the best.
    #4 I cant figure out whats going on there, your composed to close..
     

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