Description of the attraction
Phu Lin Kong Temple is located at the foot of a hill in Sungai Penang Besar village on Pangkor Island. It is considered the most popular Chinese temple not only on the island, but throughout the state of Perak.
Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia make up almost a third of the population, and in Pangkor the Chinese diaspora is contentedly plentiful. Most of them are followers of Taoism, a Chinese traditional teaching that combines religion and philosophy. The Taoist temple of Fu Ling Kong, preserved on the island since time immemorial, is the center of Lao Tzu's supporters of this teaching.
Fu Ling Kong meets all the standards of Chinese temples - with stone lions guarding the inner territory, with figures of dragons on a curved roof, with drums and bells inside, etc. At the same time, the temple looks very distinctive. It is located in a small but very beautiful park that stretches up the hillside. And the territory of the temple is filled with objects that are very unusual for religious buildings. These are paintings on stones with images of animals and Chinese symbols, amusing figures, including huge fish. A special attraction of the inner zone is a miniature copy of the Great Wall of China, and the stones from which the model is composed are also replicas of the stone blocks of the original. On the territory there are two small ponds, one for making wishes, the second is home to many small turtles - Chinese symbols of longevity.
From a distance, against the background of wooded hills, the temple in bright colors looks like a picturesque decoration. Ideal for taking pictures. The same images on souvenir postcards can be bought from stalls nearby.
There is a staircase behind the temple to climb the top of the hill. It is quite steep, but tourists will be rewarded with a panoramic view of a part of the island with a fishing village and seascape.