The place looks like a normal temple from the outside, the facade covered in typical temple decorations with the name above the door. Once you get inside you realize it’s actually a cave, a wide tunnel burrowing some 10 or 20 meters into the rock, divided into two sections by a concrete wall. Each section has an altar against the back wall, as well as all the other paraphernalia that belong to a temple. The walls are bare rock, with carvings and niches for statues here and there, and then, in the corner next to one of the altars is a small opening. Walking inside you realize it’s an extension of the cave, a narrow crevice shooting off from the main cave like a tendril, digging itself deeper into the mountain. The walls are so close together that there’s only room for one person, barely even that at times, and it winds its way forward widening and narrowing at intervals. The walls are smooth reddish brown rock, covered with inscriptions, some that look official and some that are more akin to graffiti. People who dare enter this narrow passage are guided along their way by fluorescent lights placed at intervals and each of these lights have their own little micro climate as moss has started to grow on the walls, drawing energy from the light and heat they provide.
Further in, the passage starts to smell strongly of incense and the air is filled with smoke making it hard to see. Finally the passage widens into a small chamber, big enough for maybe two or three people. At the back wall is a small shrine, a square box covered in white tiles with a Buddha figurine in the center, and a stick of incense burning in a pot. Beside it, the passage continues for a few meters but is blocked off by a big block of stone.