Welcome to the abode of the gods July 13, 2007Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Malaysia, Places.
One of the most fascinating aspects of cave temple visits is the gigantic statues of deities and gods. They are usually plated in gold and are positioned on marble slabs within the cavenous belly of limestone mountains.
Some considered these places as abode of gods. Many find the cave temples extremely relaxing and conducive for meditation and practicse of tai chi and qigong.
Children are usually thoroughly awed by these places, mainly because they are dwarfed in size by the surroundings. These caves, especially the statues are all man made and are placed within the mountain walls for religious reasons and are usually funded by devotees who are known to be extremely generous when donations are sought.
This is certainly one of the tourist draws that has made Perak cave temples rather popular among foreign visitors.