Sam Poh — curious architecture 005

You’ll walk a city street that your feet have never touched before and you’ll be terrified of getting lost and that feeling is what’ll help you find the way home. -- Azra Tabassum

perched on a hill overlooking the little Brinchang town, the Sam Poh Buddhist temple is an addition to our list of curious architecture finds. surrounded by bright, yellow walls, the temple itself is filled with gorgeous brass deities. we arrived after a long morning of hiking & it was a breath of fresh air. it's no secret that i've always admired beautiful oriental architecture -- every little detail caught my attention. 

^ two of the 'Four Heavenly Kings' gleaming statues inside one of the main hall, huge with quite a menacing look on each. 

we walked around the well-kept compound, looking at the ornamented rooftops & its rich colors. this temple is open for Buddhist visitors, but is also a tourist attraction - free to enter, but as it is in most Buddhist temples across the continent, we're expected to keep a quiet profile & remove our shoes when entering the main halls.

it felt like the temple was vacant that afternoon, with just a few locals lighting up joss sticks & paying their respects, while some tourists walked about in silence. no monks were in sight. though i remember thinking how clean and well-kept everything were, this place is treated like a gem. we spent about half an hour here before the rain pours. as soon as it rained, we jumped back into the land rover & head back to the hotel. it was a perfect ending to our exploring day.

location : Sam Poh Wan Futt Chi (Triple Gem) Temple \ 4l Miles, Brinchang, 39100 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang