Jade Dragon Temple

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Jade Dragon Temple
玉龙山天恩寺
Chinese gate in Jade Dragon Temple.jpg
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism, Confucianism, Taoism
DistrictSibu District
Location
LocationSibu
StateSarawak
CountryMalaysia
Geographic coordinates2°17′19.639″N 112°1′5.535″E / 2.28878861°N 112.01820417°E / 2.28878861; 112.01820417Coordinates: 2°17′19.639″N 112°1′5.535″E / 2.28878861°N 112.01820417°E / 2.28878861; 112.01820417
Architecture
TypeChinese temple
Date established2004
Completed2009
Construction costRM60 million[1][2]

The Jade Dragon Temple (Chinese: 玉龙山天恩寺), also known as Yu Lung San Tien En Si,[3] is a Chinese temple located at KM26 of Sibu-Bintulu Road in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The temple housing the places of worship for Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, with the temple complex is considered as the largest not only in Malaysia but believed to be the largest in Southeast Asia as well.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The temple complex was constructed in October 2004 through the idea of an 70-year-old Hii Siew Onn who managing the temple committees in Bintulu and Miri. The temple materials were mostly imported from China and constructed jointly by Chinese nationals and native Ibans.[1]

Features[edit]

Each of the temple building has a large hall housing statues of Gautama Buddha, Smiling Buddha, Dashizi Bodhisattva and the four-faced Goddess among the many Chinese deities.[1] Other section in the temple include a cultural and resource centre, two bell-and-drum towers, a theatre and a hall where the sutras are kept, Chinese zodiac garden, 7 Heavenly Sisters, as well as a lodging house and restaurant.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Philip Hii (13 November 2009). "Malaysia's largest temple complex opens to public". The Star. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Andy Chua (9 May 2010). "Sojourn in Sibu". The Star. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Yu Lung San Tien En Si (Jade Dragon Temple), Sibu". Sarawak Tourism. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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