We finally took a drive down to FGS Dong Zen(佛光山东禅寺) last weekend. It’s situated in Jenjarom, Banting, Klang. We departed PJ around 5pm; it took us an hour before we reached there.
There were overflowing of cars and chock-full of people. Never expected so many people in a temple, it’s more like a tourist attraction. There was puddle of rainwater here and there after a short drizzle which make it inconvenient to walk. We have to find a dry spot or stone to land our feet by not dirtying our shoe.
It’s a humongous temple. We were greeted by a gigantic Laughing Buddha at the entrance. Paper lanterns that had been filled with well wishes were hung all over the place. Pretty decorated flowers and green garden is everywhere. Apparently it’s the last day of showcasing the CNY festivity, flower cars, dragon, lion dance, wealth God can still be seen here even the CNY is over. Bb was very animated seeing the dragon and lion dance again. He swayed his body to the drum beat. There were so many people that hubby had to lift bb up above the shoulder.
We visited the statue museum and prayer hall as well. Bb spotted balloon and kept asking for one. Daddy had no choice but to find the balloon seller. One balloon for RM 3, whao, I can buy one whole pack already.
After so much walking, we were all desiccated. It was time to have dinner. We popped by at this huge vegetarian food canopy to grab dinner. We had vegetarian mee hon soup with flour made fish ball coupled with cooling candol and mango lo. Bb wasn’t eating well the entire day and was very tired by then.
Before we blah, I had to go to the loo. Ugh….it’s that kind of portable toilet and RM0.50 to enter a dark box with no water? Well, I guess there were way too many people; they had to lock their proper toilet not wanting it to be soiled.
According to hubby, Dong Zen donated 10 million to the Tsunami victims. They are rich and of course generous. This should be encouraged.
“Home, mommy home” bb announced his wish. We headed home at 8pm. Bb slept snoring away in the car. It was a delightful but late day out.