There are both Buddhist and Taoist elements at this temple and not that many Chinese temples in Malaysia are located at such a high altitude. The main prayer hall here is definitely Taoist, but seated before the cloud forest, is the biggest image in the entire compound. And it’s a Buddha.
The most prominent feature against the skyline at this temple, is the pagoda. For those who are thirsty, there are snack kiosks, Starbucks coffee and vegetarian restaurants. Some of the snack kiosks are non-vegetarian.
Apart from the hordes of weekend tourists there are not many distractions at the temple grounds – certainly a far cry from the worldly indulgences above. I’ve thought of booking a room here if I need some peace and quiet to write. You can book a room at the temple here. Certainly not for the average holidaymaker, but good for those who want to meditate and contemplate.
Chin Swee Caves Temple is the second cable car stop between Awana and Genting station at the top. You can break your journey here without paying extra for the ride up or down. There is also a free shuttle bus from the main entrance of First World Hotel.