Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Guenther K
George Town, Malaysia27 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A peaceful place filled with tranquility. We have been there several times, before and shortly after lockdown. We a looking forward to the illumination during CNY. The shop always surprises with treasures, profit supports the temple. One of my goto places in Penang
Written 29 December 2021
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Pedroo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Colorful & very big buddhist temple with nice view... but quite far from downtown.... even though it's landmark of Penang, if you have to use public transport, you can skip...
Written 9 June 2021
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Lesley
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia162 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
We spent time to revisit the temple for third time and it seems that the lifts are improving. We do enjoy this afternoon session with air conditioning in the lifts. Unexpectedly there is a shuttle car for us to get access to Guan Yin Statue.
Written 26 December 2020
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nazrul
Miri, Malaysia648 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Many spots for beautiful photos. When we visited, there were not many visitors. The temple is tranquil and peaceful. We took the lift to go up to the Kuan Yin part of the temple.

It is very beautiful.
Written 26 September 2020
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Alma Dhea
Surabaya, Indonesia68 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Prepare an extra memory card. Every where around is a good place to take a picture. Not just the building, but the view itself.
Don't skip the huge statue. To go there, you can take a paid trem. The city view is clearer compared to other area
Written 10 September 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,039 contributions
Aug 2020
The approach to the temple is impressive - when you see the scale of it from afar. Up close, you lose that, but gain in the proximity. The statue at the summit is enormous.
Written 15 August 2020
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Mihajlo Atanackovic
Belgrade, Serbia11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is a true must see in Penang! Amazing temple with remarkable views to the city. It definitely worth a journey.
Written 2 August 2020
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KennyWoo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia66 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice view to overlook Penang at top of the hill.

Trams service available as well.

Less crowded during the rmco period of time.

More open parking lots at the toe of the hill.

Some part of the temple still upgrading and hopefully will complete asap.
Written 29 July 2020
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OoiYenKhee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia136 contributions
Feb 2020
Kek Lok Si temple is very big. Every time of nearly chinese new year will be open the light at night, you will feel very beautiful. There also can buy some souvenir. If you drive your car to there, you need to pay the parking fee RM3. If you didn't have car, you need to buy the cable car ticket RM10 if no mistake. I feel very enjoy when go there because you can walk around there and take many photo. I also got worship at there.
Written 21 May 2020
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Jazzy1995
London, UK100 contributions
Feb 2020
A beautiful temple that is a must visit if going to Penang. Visited during Chinese New Year and it was lit up with the most incredible lights display - I couldn't believe how beautiful it looked. Make sure you get the lift to see the Bronze statue of Kuan Yin which you can actually see from the top of Penang Hil! Truly amazing
Written 19 May 2020
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