123-year-old temple dazzles the night

AIT ITAM, Malaysia (NBC/EBU) — A 123-year-old temple in Northwest Malaysia has turned into a fairyland, as thousands of colorful lights set the temple aglow.

Visitors on Saturday marveled at the thousands of LED and neon decorations that light up the Buddhist temple grounds during the Chinese New Year festive period.

There are also hundreds of LED-lit horse structures to mark the Year of the Horse.

Work to light up the temple started last December, with the number of lights increasing from previous years.

The temple will dazzlingly light up every night until Feb. 27 and has become a much-awaited event for devotees and visitors alike.

The temple was built in 1890 and is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

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