Malacca also has a Chinatown, where Chinese temples have been built. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is one of them. Built by Chinese in the 1600s, it is a historic Chinese temple that has been designated as a World Heritage Site. The doctrine of the temple is complex, and is said to be a mixture of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, all of which are major religions in East Asia. This may be the result of a selection of the best aspects of each. On the one hand, it seems to me to be just a lack of discipline, but on the other hand, it seems to me to be very rational. At the same time, it seems very reasonable.
There were many worshippers to this temple, which is widely worshipped by the locals. There was a large incense burner in what seemed to be the main hall, and worshippers were in the middle of praying with incense sticks in their hands. The incense sticks used here were also longer and thicker than the Japanese ones, just like the incense sticks I had seen in Vietnam.
|Apr 2009 IN THE CITY MALAYSIA|
|CHINATOWN INCENSE STICK MALACCA RELIGION TEMPLE WORLD HERITAGE SITE|
April 8, 2009
November 3, 2020
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