While taking a leisure walk around,do look out for the 9-storey Pagoda,the grand stone statue of the Big Buddha and Laughing Buddha,the 18 Lohans and the legendary 8 immortals
carvings depicting the 24 filial Chinese stories and the 'Journey to the West',the natural caves atmosphere and vast landscaped gardens and not forgetting the dragon mineral water stream which is believe to bring luck.
On your way up or down the Genting Highlands,there is a Chin Swee Caves Temple which is worth a visit.
The Chin Swee Caves Temple was built in 1976 and it was named after the Late Ven. Rev. Chin Swee of the Soong Dynasty in the 11th Century. A devout Buddhist, Chin Swee touched and warmed the hearts of many with his kindness as a good samaritan.
Besides being a sanctuary for worship, the Chin Swee Caves Temple is also a wonderland of legends and myths of the Chinese ancestors.Designed and built according to Feng Shui and Chinese architecture, it is located at 4,600 feet above sea-level on 28 acres of vast landscaped gardens.
The entire project took 18 years to complete and works are still being carried out to continuously improve the facilities of the temple.The Genting Group, the public and devotees have contributed substantially towards the temple building fund.
Most people visiting Genting Highlands are too busy with the casino and entertainment activities e.g. rides, performances but if you have time, do walk around the outside and breathe the cool and fresh air. You will also discover the quieter side of Genting Highlands e.g. surrounding mountains, residential apartments, areas around different hotels etc.
When you are taking the cable car up to Genting Highlands, you will notice that there are statues of animals, people etc on the slope below. They are not very prominent and sometimes can be missed if you are focusing on the distance mountain scenery.
Because of the many entertainment activities and the foggy weather, many people have overlooked the natural beauty of Genting Highlands, especially the beautiful mountain scenery. On a clear day, the sorrounding mountains are very beautiful and I have taken some photos and display them on the travelogue section of this VT page for you to enjoy :)
Take a walk down memory lane and get to know the history of Genting Highlands Resort and the Founder's Vision! Discover how this fully integrated family holiday resort became a reality because of one man's dream and determination.
10.00am to 8.00pm (daily)
Lobby Floor, Genting Hotel
Capable of seating up to 6000 people at any one time. This fully roofed amphiteathre boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. International stars such as Sir Cliff Richard, Kitaro, Jim Brickman, Sammi Cheng, Any Lau, Michael Learns to Rock, the Vienna Boys Choir and more have graced the Arena of Stars.
The Arena of Stars provides the ultimate platform for artistes to render their best melodies, for performers to showcase thier artistic skills and for the crowd to join in the celebration of dance, music and song.
Head to Level 18 of Genting Hotel to the Galleria Observatory to experience a bird's-eye-view of the Titiwangsa range, a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur and The Straits of Malacca.
Take a walk through the history of Genting Highlands Resort and get to know the Founder and his vision.
Chin Swee Caves Temple was built in 1976, it was named after the Late Ven. Rev. Chin Swee of the Soong Dynasty in the 11th Century.
Besides being a temple of worship, the Chin Swee Caves Temple is also a wonderland of legends and myths of the Chinese ancestors.
Gohtong Jaya is named after the founder of Genting Highlands - Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. It is located halfway between Genting Highlands and Genting Sempah off the Karak Highway in the lowlands.
This small township is like a satelite town to the "City of Entertainment" - with its own shops, bus station hotels and other facilities. It is also the transit point to Genting Highland if you take the Genting Skyway cabble car.
Genting Sempah Welcome Arch was built in 1972, this granite arch and ancillary police station located here is a major landmark for visitors entering and leaving the resort.
If you see this Welcome Arch ten you are about half way up to Genting Highlands.
Awana Horse Ranch is spread over approximately 20 acres in a valley of hills and virgin rainforest, its facilities include joy rides for beginners, riding lessons and hosting of private functions. It is open to the public and no membership fees are charged.
Cradle Rock is located at 5,500 feet above sea level, it is a popular picnic and rest spot with a spectacular view of Kuala Lumpur, Klang Dam, Batu Caves, Ulu Yam and Batang Kali. On a clear day you can even spot ships on the horizon in Port Klang!
The rock is more obvious on the way down to the foot of Genting.
It's situated at the 18th floor of Genting Hotel. Many tourists missed this place as there's not enough signages leading to this obscure place.
It's indeed a good place to rest your feet and also an observatory to have a bird's eye view of the entire Genting Highlands Resort. You will have the chance to see the photos of the founder of Genting Highlands Resort, Datuk Lim Goh Tong and to understand the milestones / development of this renowned tourist attraction in Malaysia.
Best of all, admission is free.
If you are observant, you will notice the impressive stone architecture at the outdoor theme park of Genting Highlands. This could be easily mistaken to be some place in Europe :)