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Nine Emperor Gods Festival



5 October 2011
Lam Thian Kiong (Nine Emperor Gods) Temple
Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
N3.141544 E101.764426

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Chinese: 九皇爺; pinyin: Jiǔhungy; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ku-ng-i; Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh)
is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar,
which is observed primarily in Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand,
and also the Riau Islands.

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Giant joss-sticks with dragon ornaments and motifs burn outside the temple courtyard.
Giant joss-sticks with dragon ornaments and motifs burn outside the temple courtyard.
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Preparing for the fire-walk.
Preparing for the fire-walk.
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A young actor does his own make-up before the show.
A young actor does his own make-up before the show.
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