|5. Yellow Ixora|
I am impressed with the good selection of native plants.
Even the wildflowers looked good here.
|6. Red Ixora|
Those plastic packets on the altar contains strips of sandalwood.
Notice the 2 pots of live bamboo plants behind.
According to legend, Guan Yin used to preach and meditate in the purple bamboo forest.
The statues are not arranged in the traditional order with Rat being the first animal of the zodiac. Here the Ox comes before the rat. This lineup is to promote peace and unity on earth during the current period as advised during a prayer ritual to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy just before the setup.
The row of palm trees behind the animal statues are Lipstick Palms (Crytostachys renda).
|10. Allamanda cathartica|
During the journey, you have to look only towards the left side and never turn your head towards the right. Visitors are not allowed to cross the Destiny Bridge on their own without permission.
|14. Brunfelsia calycina|
|15. Vallaris glabra|
He is holding red strings to tie couples together. Single people can pray to him for a good partner.
On the left and right are 2 plates of sweets for the guys and gals to take home. It is hoped that after eating those blessed sweets, their quest for a prospective husband/wife will be just as sweet and easy.
I wonder if anyone the name of this purple trumpet flowers with yellow centre?
Looks like Ipomoea tricolor?
Answer: Thunberga erecta
My grateful thanks to Stiletto for helping with the ID!
If you are there at the right moment in time, perhaps you can witness a beautiful sunrise.
|23. Otacanthus caeruleus|
Here you can throw some coins and make a wish as you cross the bridge.
Weeping willows are popular in Chinese rock gardens.
It's common name is Cobbler's Pegs or Spanish Needles.
|27. Pine trees add a magical touch to the temple.|
The sugar cane plant is regarded as an auspicious symbol of a sweet and happy life
and when it grows tall and high, it signifies an upward climb to the top.
"shan" = virtue
"xue yuan" = institution of higher learning
"yu huang gong dian" = the palace of Jade Emperor.
The temple address is 1 1/2, Railway Station Road, Kampung Cik Zainal Tambahan 1, 31200 Chemor, Perak. To reach the temple, first go to Chemor town, then take the left turn after passing the railway bridge and drive for about 2 more km.
I took this photograph on the dirt road leading to the temple grounds.
This is my entry for:
Fertilizer Friday, hosted by Glenda at Tootsie Time.
Today's Flowers #215 hosted by Denize, Sandy, Pupo and Luiz.
Our World Tuesday, Week 59 hosted by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and ilmo Klaus