Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is a busy place-
The Guan Di Chinese Buddhist Temple is named after Guan Di who was also called the 'God of War'. He was a great fighter so people pray to him asking for protection and his blessings-
These are incense cones, lit and smoking-
These women are making packages of paper money and incense as offerings. They will be burned-
The National Mosque holds 15,000 people. Appropriate dress is required to visit-
The Islamic Arts Museum houses the history of Islam with many items, including a collection of coins, this one from 658 AD
to steel pierced alums (flags) from 1705 AD or 1117 AH-
AH is similar to AD but it's when Mohammed visited the city of Medina - July 16, 622. That was Day 1.
These are silver gilt pectoral plates from the 19th century AD / 13th century AH
A shield from the same time period-
Steel helmets - 18th century AD/ 12th century AH
There were many models of mosques from around the world. This is Mecca-
Christmas is everywhere. This is a tree made out of clear empty water bottles-
Another mall "in the spirit"-
Tomorrow we're on our way to Singapore!