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Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, Air Itam

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Visit Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, the largest Buddhist complex in Malaysia. Established at its hilltop location in 1891, the temple harmoniously combines architectural influences from across the region. Its main feature remains the impressive seven-story pagoda and its 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha. The ample grounds include separate areas of relaxation and contemplation, with pools, ponds, and well-maintained, peaceful gardens. A venerated place of worship, the temple attracts pilgrims from across Southeast Asia and beyond. Take a look at our Air Itam trip generator to schedule your visit to Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very impressive temple complex, with the toppers the 32 m-high image of the "mother God" and climbing the pagoda. Impressive by the grandeur of the extensive temple complex and the beautiful location on the mountain
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  • A very big Buddhist temple, one of the finest I've seen. The visit is long and is broken down into 4 parts I 1000 Golden Buddha Temple with the happy Buddha and others, the pagoda, the giant Buddha, I recommend going in the morning if you want to climb to the giant Buddha. I recommend to all
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  • Is situated at the altitude of a little far from the city. We went to the taxi and drove up to the top of the square reducing the many steps. This amazingly beautiful place.
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  • A major tourist destination in Penang and a favourite for the locals as well. They light up the whole monastery at nights for one weekend a month. Fabulous sights and photo opportunities. This temple has been around for many years.
  • One of the iconic landmark of Penang that must be visited by the visitor who visit to Penang. A nicely maintained temple with cleaniness of the place and the retain of the original culture and it's heritage.
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  • I have mixed feelings about this place - religious figurines in cheap plaster and paints, covered walkways dotted with beggars and the usual tourist crap on sale. Not too sure whether it's a theme park or a place of worship. But most Westerners seemed to like it. Not my thing though.
  • Beautiful temple and even more impressive when seen from a distance. It does feel as though it was built only to have tourist visit than being authentic. A must see nonetheless.
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