Glad that you are still with me. From the Air Hitam wet market, to get up to the Kek Lok Si Temple, there is a path way of steps which you will pass through small little stalls where you can buy local stuffs and also souvenirs. Since I was there really early (about 9am+), most of the stalls are still close.(mmmm .. I guess it was also a public holiday too. =P )
Walkway up….. with stalls still close (too early). Later in the day, there will be lots of visitors and also the worshipers who will come here.
Walking through the path, I saw a side entrance to a school which I did not even realized it until then. Guess it is one of the lower primary that cater for the children staying in that area.
A hand made sign board to lead you to the Kek Lok Si Temple. So, do not worry. You will not get lose here. =)
Another hand made sign out of partial carton box. Guess it says it all. Wonder which agency will enforce it? LOL!!
As you approach near the entrance of the temple, you will see a man made pond where it is filled with lot of black tortoises where you can buy some vegetable from the stalls nearby to feed them. Black tortoise or black turtle is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations and in China, they were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. Yup, some of them I believe would have lived close to 100 years old in the pond.
This is the entrance from the pathway (there is another way up to the Kek Lok Si temple which is by car but why waste the beautiful view when you can walk up) to the temple where you will be greeted by a small pagoda.
Another shop from the base of the temple looking up at the pagoda.
Interesting? If yes, then follow me on my next post on Kek Lok Si Temple. =)