Buddhist Monastery in Malaysia
Buddhism can be said as the second largest religion in Malaysia, after Islam. About 19.2% of Malaysia is decked with Buddhist population. Practiced by the ethnic Chinese Malaysians, Buddhism in Malaysia makes it a decisive Pilgrimage spot. Buddhism in Malaysia can prominently be said to be a gentle religion. As per the general status of religious freedom in Malaysia, Buddhism has the scope to flourish every where in the near future.
Buddhist Temples and Monasteries of Malaysia: A number of temples and monasteries of Malaysia has decked the arena. Buddhist Maha Vihara, Dharma Realm Guan Monastery, Kek Lok Si Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Thean Hou Temple (all in Kuala Lumpur); Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (in Taiping) Cheng Hoon Teng (in Malacca); Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, Khoo Kongsi, Kuan Yin Temple, and Snake Temple ( all in Penang) are prominent among them .
Famous Buddhist Monastery in Malaysia:
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple: The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is the oldest temple in Malaysia, located in the Jalan Tokong of Malacca state, dedicated to Kuan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy. Founded by Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki alias Tay Hong Yong (in 600s), The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is the land mark of Buddhism in Malaysia.