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Kek Lok Si Temple

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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 3317
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Reviewed yesterday

I was lucky enough to visit during the Chinese new year celebrations which meant that Kek Lok Si was open till late at night and was covered in spectacular lights! It was an absolutely a joy to look at! I had such a nice time...More

Thank ApocalypseYana
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there with my family during our holiday in Penang. We drove up and parked our car right infront of the Guan Yin Temple & ride the cable train to go to the lower part of the temple. Very impressive temple indeed.

Thank l_xinying
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the famous place in Penang.Budha Temple, it quite exhausting to get there.but worth it.unfortunately it was raining when I got there and the stairs so slippery.but the view and the place really beautiful and nice.Along the way up there you can...More

Thank Shinta A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and the buildings clean n artistic . The Sourviniers selling at temple quite cheap and affordable.

Thank 713sathishk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Majestic columns overlooking Georgetown. Many of its spots are still under construction. But when it is done, I think many will flock here for the nice scenery, admirers of temple architecture.

Thank i8hazelnut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kek Lok Si temole is very impressive. It's a must do id you are staying in Penang. From the top of the tower you have some nice views on the surrounding area.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical place is worth a visit if you are in Penang. Cars are allowed up but it is worth to go up by walk. The climb can be taxing for the elders. Starting with the turtle pond you wind your way up through the...More

Thank Aravind A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you go to kek lok si, make sure to spend some time to watch the over populated turtles pond. Also it is good to park down and walk up while you are still fresh specially because the lift closes early probably closer to 5...More

Thank Zohreh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times before and did feel that the condition of the buildings has deteriorated. Still a good place to visit with plenty to see

Thank TammywBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you in Penang ad loves to see historical place, then this is a good place for you to visit. I love this temple from the first place. Tips: if you go with your parents, you can start from uphill (local people said, 'station 3')...More

Thank r1karegina
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Um T
28 July 2017|
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Response from Bubette99 | Reviewed this property |
Won't recommend taking taxis in Penang as they don't charge by metres but charge a fixed price, so going from place to place can become quite expensive. If you have young children, it's better to hire a car. Driving in... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from unicon95 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you can drive all the way up Penang Hill. Heard that its restricted to residents living on the hilltop. So best bet will be drop off at the foot of the hill where there is a funicular (not cable car) that can... More
Sadia A
8 May 2017|
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Response from Zohreh S | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can, there is s cable car type elevator/lift but it closes around 5 pm