Day 34 | Penang Malaysia | Make a Wish Tree

Feb 11, 2017News0 comments

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If you want to pray for a healthy pregnancy, or wish for constant happiness, then the twenty-story walk is worth it. Inside the Temple of Supreme Bliss, known as Kek Lok Si, is a seven-story complex called the ?Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas? and a wishing tree. What better place to make a wish than with 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha looking over your shoulder?

Among the wishes on ribbons are things like success in everything, bodily health, increase in prosperity and longevity, smooth working conditions, excellent academic results, being together forever, all things wished for, successful career, world peace, and constant happiness.

Send a wish to a loved one after writing their name on a ribbon and hanging it on the tree forever and ever. The temple is an interesting maze of pathways leading to the impressive 100-foot-tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the goddess of Mercy and a must stop for those future mothers.

It took me an hour to walk to the top with a stop along the way to make some wishes for loved ones. I took the HopOnHopOff sightseeing bus to find the temple and took photos at each corner while walking to the temple so I could find my way back to the bus stop through the quaint little alleyways of street vendors.

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