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Friday, 9 March 2018

Taiwan Lantern Festival (Part 1) At Jenjarom, Selangor.

The highlight of our one day trip was the Taiwan Lantern Festival. After an early dinner at Restoran Asam Batu Laut, we went on a 50 minutes drive to Jenjarom. We reached our destination at about 7.10 pm and the van stopped for us to alight in front of Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple. Before we alighted from the van, we were told that the van will pick us up at 8 pm. We still have to travel back to Ipoh.

I had no idea that the lantern festival is being held on the temple ground. I actually thought it was a small lantern festival held on one of the small town roads. That shows that I didn't do my homework before the trip.

Our organizers informed us to quickly check out the orchids display while there is still light. We broke up into smaller groups to make it easier to move around and watch out for one another.
  These are live orchids on display.
 An uncommon orchid specie.
 White with purple speckles. 
White and orange orchids
 Orchids of various colours.
 Luffa hanging from the wine.
 Take a seat to rest your tired feet.
 Classic Chinese opera masks
A snapshot taken from one end at 7.13 pm.
A snapshot taken from the other end at 7.25 pm.
  We could easily lose each other in this crowd.
Took this shot at 7.23 pm.
Took this shot at 7.45 pm.
 Taiwan Lantern Festival display from 16.02.2018 to 11.03.2018
 Everyone wants to take pictures.
Lighted lanterns and lights hanging overhead.
 Kampung house on stilts.
 Sit back, relax and enjoy the colourful lights.

This is beautiful.



 Chinese opera masks

 The cherry blossoms looked so real but on closer look, they are artificial flowers tied to the trees. 
Do come back for more photos in tomorrow's post.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring.

(Proverbs 27:1, The Living Bible-TLB)

58 comments:

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Those orchids are beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

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  3. A beautiful and colourful festival. I would love to visit the temple.

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  4. Oh my, Nancy! What a fantastic festival! I enjoyed seeing all your photos!

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  5. Lovely pictures! You're lucky to be able to catch this festival.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! A first time for me!

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  6. Wow amazing photos ;d

    grlfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful photos. Take care Diane

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  8. How beautiful Nancy. Just looking at all these pictures makes me feel so great. Wonderful. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi! I agree with you!

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  10. I would have loved to go there. What a colorful feast for your eyes.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Nancy. ♥

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  11. Wow! This post is gorgeous!!! My favorites are all the night ones, the photos from each end, and the large group of flowers. You have really outdone yourself. This may be my favorite post of yours ever. Just look at how many abundant flowers are on these trees in the last picture. It must have taken so long and been so much work to tie the buds on!!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! I like the last picture too!

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  12. Very nice lantern festival, i like and good for photo taking too

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Almost everyone was busy taking snapshots!

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  13. Beautiful orchids. I have an orchid on the window sill similar to the one shown by you. Lanterns look beautiful in the day and in the evening they enjoy the lights. Regards.

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  14. I love your early evening/night shots. Beautiful!

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  15. Thanks a lot for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

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  16. A beautiful festival, i would have wanted much more time there.

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    1. Yes, a little more time would be great. We just managed going 1 round of the compound.

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  17. Beautiful! I would love to go to such a beautiful lantern festival such as this.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful! Don't know when will be the next time!

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  18. 50 mins is too little time to enjoy fully for me.

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    1. We barely managed to make one round!

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  19. Absolutely wonderful and dazzling light works! Should be really a treat to be around these arrangements and glad to see day light ever after 7pm to allow u to click orchids. Lovely bloomed

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan! We were just in time before day light faded.

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  20. Esta todo precioso. Besos.

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  21. As usual very interesting) Thanks for the great post)

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  22. Such a beautiful festival. Can't believe I missed this but CNY is always busy time for me! Wish I could have been there ^.^

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    1. Maybe you can go for the next year's festival!

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