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A mother and her child making an offering at the Khoo Kongsi Temple

I spotted this moment at the Khoo Kongsi Temple in Penang, Malaysia.  A little girl and her mother are sharing a prayer together. It was during Chinese New Year so the beautiful temple was packed!  I was so lucky to get to see the excitement and celebration centered around the wonderful holiday!

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The beautiful lanterns in front of the Pagoda

I arrived in Penang, Malaysia today and had one of the best days!  I met up with my couchsurfing host and he took me exploring!  Because it is Chinese New Year, the Kek Lok Si Temple is the place to be at night.  They light up the lanterns, which people have donated and wished upon, only during this time of year so I was extremely lucky to witness it!  The temple is also known as Supreme Bliss Temple and it was absolutely breathtaking.  I was in awe of it every single turn we took and step we climbed.  It was so ornate and had entire walls that were carved from stone and large buddhas carved from wood.  It was incredible! 

Here is my blog post about my first day in Penang!

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