The Two Special Places in Kuala Lumpur: Wat Chetawan Temple and Petaling Street

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The Two Special Places in Kuala Lumpur: Wat Chetawan Temple and Petaling Street

I love my country, Malaysia. Malaysia was once under British rule for more than 70 years. In 1957, our first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman has declared for Malaysia Independent Day. There are 28 million of people living in this country and the weather in Malaysia is always hot. The main city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is a multiracial city which consists of few races: Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous native peoples. Although we have different cultures, we still live together peacefully in Kuala Lumpur as we accept each other’s history. There are two main places in Kuala Lumpur that can reveal our unique culture: Wat Chetawan Temple and Petaling Street. One of the interesting places is Wat Chetawan Temple, which is located nearby to the federal of Kuala Lumpur. Basically, Wat Chetawan Temple is a Thai Buddhist temple. Wat Chetawan Temple is one of the largest Temple in Malaysia and it was built completely in 1962. With the hard work of skillful craftsmen and some of the local builders, Wat Chetawan Temple has become the most beautiful Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. It was decorated with different colors of glass tiles, crowned with a series of rows of roofs with some tiny dragon statues and also roofs were gilded with gold leaves. The dragon statues have represented the unique culture of Buddhism. The purpose of building this Temple is to show people about the special culture of Buddhism. Traditionally, different religions were not allowed to visit this Temple as they were not Buddhist. They think that the people of different religions would not respect their God (Buddha) as the people have their own God to worship. Nowadays, they have changed the rules. They allowed the other religion people to visit their Temple so that Buddhist culture will be known by other countries. As time passed, more and more people started to believe in Buddhism and to become His...
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