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"Kek Lok Si Temple" Kek Lok Si Temple Tip by Restless-in-kl

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang: 75 reviews and 157 photos

  Kek Lok Si Temple
by Restless-in-kl

One of the finest Buddhist temples in South-east Asia, Kek Lok Si Temple stands majestically on a hill in Air Itam, this temple built in tiers culminates the beautifully crafted ''Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas''. It took more than 20 years to build which features gardens, a turtle pond, shrines and beautiful sculptures. There are many souvenir shops leading up to the temple which offers good buys. And as for food lovers,famous hawker food are lined up near the Air Itam market.

For the best Assam Laksa in Penang, stop by the Air Itam market corner and the shop is located outside the market.

The temple is especially beautiful at night during Chinese New Year with colourful lanterns which add to the air of festivities.

Admission is free.

Address: Ayer Itam
Directions: near Ayer Itam, close to funicular
Phone: +60 4-828 3317

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2006
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