Saturday, August 25, 2012

Visiting a Chinese Temple

We decided to go somewhere different with Eva today and we chose to visit a Chinese Temple which was high up in the mountains.

The view from here

You can see the capital city , Kuala Lumpur from a distance.

At the carpark we found some animal sculptures.

The pagoda

At the entrance. Eva giving her girly look.

Now let's zoom out...
Can you still see her??

She behaved herself very well. Lots of people were interested in her and also many commented on how pretty she was. Someone even asked to take her picture.

This is the traditional Imperial Guarding Lion, often called 'Foo Dogs' in the Western culture.
They were believed to protect the temples, palaces, and homes of the wealthy.

Who do you think is the better protector here???? 

A huge Buddha statue

Does it look like Buddha is looking at her?

She was such a good girl and knew how to pose every time we asked her to.

Here are some of the statues

Dragons on the roof

Eva reading about the Lohans

"Lohans are well-known for their great wisdom, courage and supernatural power. Due to their abilities to ward off the evil, Lohans have became guardian angels of the Buddhist temple and there in the main hall standing guard are the ever-present, indomitable-looking 18 Lohan figures, sometimes accompanied by 500 or more lesser Lohans."

At the exit

This was the last posing spot with the Chinese lanterns.
You can see that she looks pretty tired out!


Sara said...

Oh Priscilla! I loved all of these photos! The pagoda is amazing, and the view stunning.

My mom has a photo she took of a Buddha statue in Japan. It looks exactly the same. So important to have little Eva in the photos to help you realize the true size of everything.

I love being a cyber tourist!

Can people go up inside the pagoda? It looks like there are balconies on every tier.

Helen said...

Your pictures are amazing. I love the picture of Eva and the Foo Dog.

Thanks for your kinds words about Tucker. They really meant a lot to me.

Mango said...

What a beautiful place! I love the fancy buildings and all the statues.


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

thank you so much for sharing those photos with us - they are wonderful! I think the one we love the most is Eva by the foo dog.

Priscilla said...

Sara, yes people are allowed to go into the pagoda but because we had Eva with us, with thought it best not to go just in case.

Sam said...

Oh wow - beautiful! I'd love to know more about the little statues on the hillside.


Raelyn said...

I love the elephant sculpture!! Those tusks really stand out!! Elephants are one of my favorite animals.... Rumor has it that they never forget anything!! Do I remember this right? Sigh. Sometimes I wish I were an elephant!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Mitch and Molly said...

What a beautiful spot! We are so glad that you got to go along too, Eva! Your pictures are just gorgeous!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such awesome photos! And what a pretty plac to visit. As for who is the better protector, we don't know, but we do know that Eva is far better looking than the Foo Dog:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

houndstooth said...

What a beautiful place to visit! We have a park near here that has a Foo Dog garden. It's so cool that each one is a little different. Eva, you look even more lovely than usual!


Chris and Ricky said...

Wow - you got so many gorgeous photos of Eva! It is so neat that she could come along on that cool trip!

verobirdie said...

Thank you for the visit. Eva was a good model indeed.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Eva you live in a most delightful place! Mom said she would LOVE to visit!!!
Yes it did look like Buddha was looking at you and I know that you are the GREATEST protector of all!
It is no surprise people wanted to take your photo, you are GORGEOUS EVA!
Love, Mom, Dakota and Cody

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Wow Thank you so much for this post!!
Enjoyed it a lot!!!

Diana said...

Just amazing and beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing them.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Eva is so beattiful & well behaved!

Anonymous said...

They're lovely photos!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Wow!!! Just looked at the Temple photos post. The photos are so beautiful. I don't know which pose I like the most of Eva -- they are all brilliant!!! Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Fabulous.

Vonnie said...

Lovely pictures even better with a Sheltie in them LOL!

Kathy said...

What a cool place those are such neat pictures!!!

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