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Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, Air Itam
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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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  • The hoho bus took me to this place but did not find this temple very nice in terms of premises and commercial activity. 
  • Parking can be limited, both at the lower area and also at the temple entry so can try to go early as it will get hotter in the afternoon. There are souvenirs shop along the way up to the temple. Ther...  more »
  • The temple complex in Penang who is must see. On many levels, a true splendor offered the visitors. No matter whether one lingering on the turtle pond, views of the city enjoys or climbs one of the towers, the complete system is worth a visit. You should allow approximately 2-3 hours.
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  • This is the one of Chinese temle you have to visit in Penang. You can pray with Kuan Yim, Goddess of mercy.
  • One of the best tourist attractions in Penang. Only turn off is beggars inside temple, at-least they won't chase chase us for money, still it's not pleasing when seeing them inside temple.
  • Also known as Temple of Supreme Bliss located at the hilltop of Ayer Itam, Penang.
  • Really nice temple it's huge and a must visit. Be aware of the many stairs you'll have to climb to get to the top. But the view is worth it!
  • Amazing Kwan Im statue