The bicycle was seen running the street through the gates of Cheng Hoon Teng

Bicycle running on the other side of gates

Shot at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, a Chinese temple in Malacca, Malaysia

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The precincts of a Chinese temple called Cheng Hoon Teng, which was built by Chinese people, have a different atmosphere from Japanese Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. It may be natural because of the difference in religion, but there are only altars and nothing equivalent to a garden. Some Buddhist temples in Kyoto have a famous garden, but this one is different. It is not possible to visit an old temple and look at the stone garden in Malacca.

Instead, there are many, many altars set up in the temple grounds. There are so many altars that it is hard to know which altar to pray at. Since the benefits may vary depending on the gods enshrined, if you visit the wrong altar, you may not receive the expected benefits. However, pious people may pray at all the altars in the shrine grounds.

While I was thinking about this, I saw a man on a bicycle riding across the gate.

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PHOTO DATA

No

2667

Shooting Date

Dec 2008

Posted On

April 8, 2009

Modified On

May 26, 2021

Place

Malacca, Malaysia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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