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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese new year” (188 reviews)
“turtle pond” (73 reviews)
“bronze statue” (66 reviews)
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Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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+60 4-828 3317
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"chinese new year"
in 188 reviews
"turtle pond"
in 73 reviews
"bronze statue"
in 66 reviews
"largest buddhist"
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"vegetarian restaurant"
in 45 reviews
"penang hill"
in 240 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 80 reviews
"top level"
in 30 reviews
"cable car"
in 106 reviews
"walk up"
in 59 reviews
"under renovation"
in 30 reviews
"in south east asia"
in 28 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 106 reviews
"laksa"
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"nice view"
in 74 reviews
"taxi driver"
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"must visit place"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Huge temple complex not quite finished Beautiful in every aspect Calm peaceful Well worth the short trip Wonderful views Just do it

Thank Robyn R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great place to visit. Well preserved however would have like to see more displays with description and history. Well maintained site.

Thank DianeC113
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see at this temple and it is well worth spending a bit of time there. The best time to visit if you are lucky is during Chinese New Year when the temple is completely lit up. It's a magical sight!

Thank hannajomeans
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I'm jaded because I've seen hundreds of temples, but I think the appealing things here are the location, the views, and the variety. There's no one thing here that's really fantastic, and I don't think any of it lives up to the photos. That...More

Thank Jimmy E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful place and quiet. It has many interesting things and so beautiful. If you go to Penang, you should visit here.

Thank Key Teerana W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a not too miss experience. If I had been on trip advisor back then I would have put it up, however I wasn’t so I will now. To go there is a cultural experience, there are a lot of little shops in alleyways...More

Thank Nicci-J-F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place! we jumped off the Hop On Hop Off bus here and walked up to the top via the markets. So much to see and doesn't cost anything, only 3RMs to get a little train to the top to see the big...More

Thank SuzannahA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Chinese New year when I visited Kek Lok Si Temple. And what a beauty it was. decked with colourful lights shining on the top of a hill, the temple resonates a sparkling gem. I have stayed there until the midnight to witness the...More

Thank Prabir T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a must vist temple, one of the best temple structures ive ever seen , so accessible and sage place to visit :)

Thank Joan G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is fantastic. Such a quiet and peaceful place to walk around and lose yourself for a few hours. it is worth paying the 6rm return to use the small lift to go right to the top of the temple grounds.

Thank Joe W
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Fleur A
1 April 2018|
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Response from JanetIan22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I don't know if a grab car will take you to the top. But I have seen cars up there and also half way up. From half way up there is an elevator that will take you to the top. if you only get half way ( which is... More
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Auraajaree
18 February 2018|
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Response from ElpidiaAnn | Reviewed this property |
I think you can bring your car up there because last time I saw several tourist vans and busses at the top already..there are some private cars also..no, there are no restaurants but there are souvenirs shop and small shop... More
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Madiacus1
29 January 2018|
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Response from Sak K | Reviewed this property |
Yeas and very extensive beautiful display!
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